Fears of an impending water crisis in South Africa loom, the government has recognized the urgent need for advanced water technology to optimize water management. To address this critical issue, the government has turned to trusted suppliers of innovative water and wastewater treatment solutions.

A notable project in these endeavors is the groundbreaking MABR (Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor) pilot at Durban’s KwaMashu Wastewater Treatment Works is located in Phoenix, 25km North of Durban.

Why the fuss with the MABR?

Well, the MABR wastewater treatment modules provide not only effluent that’s suitable for reuse, while reducing energy and chemical needs, but comes in different modular and retrofit configurations.

The Asprial: Smart Packaged Wastewater Solutions

Each process unit, such as the mechanical screen and secondary clarifier, is tailored to suit individual installations, with on-site installation of plumbing connecting the main process units.

The SUBRE: Retrofitting made simple

Enhance wastewater treatment facilities by implementing Submerged Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) solution.

The project features the MABR containerized solution Aspiral, revolutionizing the treatment of domestic wastewater to meet potable standards. Lunga Patso, our Lead Engineer in the water division, emphasizes the significance of this technology in addressing water challenges.

During discussions with global partners specializing in innovative wastewater treatment systems, the MEB team delved into the water situation in the north of the Metropolitan city. This comprehensive understanding led to the signing of a memorandum of understanding between MEB Energy and the eThekwini Municipality for this collaborative engineering project.

The advanced technologies used incorporate sensors, controls and monitoring software, that has been developed to precisely manage and optimize water supply. This technology ensures reliable water supply to farms, businesses, and communities by applying the optimal amount of water needed. As a leading technology company, we plan to leverage this technology to enhance the efficiency of water treatment works not only in South Africa but across the African continent.

In collaboration with our international partners, we aim to rehabilitate and upgrade wastewater treatment solutions approaching the end of their life cycle or that lack of sufficient treatment capacity, due to foreseeable and unforeseeable circumstances. This is particularly crucial for Southern Africa, which has been grappling with persistent drought, leading to water stress and pollution.

The utilization of our solutions aligns with the larger goal of mitigating the impact of drought and securing a sustainable water future for the region.

Water infrastructure implementation and planning requires a unified and comprehensive strategy, alongside a reliable technology and implementation collaborator. Contact us now to discuss your needs!