Xylem will develop the new Leopold Clari-DAF pre-treatment system for the Fujairah 1 Independent Water and Power Plant (IWPP), which is owned by Emirates Sembcorp Water & Power Co.
 
The source water in the Gulf of Oman is subject to harmful algal blooms (HABs) which are large concentrations of potentially toxic aquatic microorganisms. Xylem’s Leopold Clari-DAF system will help to remove these microorganisms, prior to desalination, ensuring the production of clean, fresh, drinking water.
 
The new DAF system will improve the quality of the seawater feed, which will increase the reliability and availability of the reverse osmosis facility.
 
The new system is due to begin operation in June 2015.