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Agreement with SEG Qatar Calls for Locally Supported, Complete Water Management Solution

Friday, 10 February 2012


PORT WASHINGTON (US) – Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) has been selected by contractor SEG (Société d’Entreprise & de Gestion) Qatar to supply a state-of-the-art water treatment solution for Qatar Petroleum’s (QP) premier Ras Laffan Emergency and Safety College (RLESC). The complete Pall Aria™ AP-Series packaged membrane system will filter the facility’s treated sewage effluent and remove bacteria, viruses, turbidity and suspended matter. Pall is a global leader in filtration, separation and purification.

‘Pall was selected for this project because it offers advanced membrane technology in a very small footprint,’ says Steve Connor, technical project director at SEG. ‘Equally important was Pall’s ability to provide a complete custom water management solution and dedicated engineering support from a local office.’

The use of membrane filtration systems for removing contaminants from water sources across the globe continues to gain momentum. An alternative to practices such as coagulation and flocculation and sand filtration, membrane-based systems offer enhanced performance and operational efficiencies. Additionally, membrane systems typically require 50 ’ 70 percent less space than conventional technologies.

The fully-automated Pall Aria packaged system for QP features hollow fiber ultrafiltration membranes. It is designed to filter 3,500 m3/day of treated sewage effluent that will be used for make-up water for firefighting training exercises.

‘Pall is thrilled to be involved in this high-profile project,’ said Hussein Barazi, director, Pall Middle East. ‘Our ability to effectively address the multi-faceted fluid management needs of organizations in the region with advanced solutions is one of the reasons Pall’s presence in the Middle East continues to grow.’

Pall provides fluid management solutions and high-quality products for the most demanding applications, from oil and gas and power generation to pharmaceuticals and water treatment. Pall Aria systems are used for a range of desalination and municipal and industrial water applications. The high-efficiency, low-waste systems are easy to install and operator-friendly, resulting in lower labor and operational costs.

RLESC, which is situated on approximately 250 acres, was created to serve emergency responders throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Managed by the Texas Engineering Extension Services (TEEX) under an agreement with state-owned Qatar Petroleum, the high-profile facility offers training equipment for industrial, HazMat, municipal, rescue and emergency medical services.

Pall is a leader in permanent and mobile membrane technology solutions for municipal and industrial water and emergency relief applications. The company provides water treatment systems for large and small municipalities and industrial customers around the world. In addition to serving the $13 billion municipal water market, Pall’s filtration technology is increasingly becoming a critical component in intake and process water for food, beverage, chemical, oil, gas, power, and semiconductor production, among others. Pall’s technology helps ensure a greener future by enabling businesses to conserve and reuse water, and to restore wastewater to environmentally safe levels before discharge.

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