Bio-UV Group has installed advanced water treatment systems at Doha’s Al-Bayt Stadium in the city of Al Khor, Qatar. The 63,000-capacity arena, which is set to be one of the stadiums that will be hosting the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, was installed with a range of advanced UV- and ozone-based systems to treat the stadium’s changing room pools, ornate water features and extensive lakes.
Anne Julia, export director for Bio-UV Group, explained: “Water treatment and water quality are always important. But in warmer climates, particular attention needs to be paid to disinfection as the multiplication rate of bacteria, viruses and algae can be exponentially faster. There is also a greater potential for exotic diseases and parasites.”
Installed by systems integrator Watermaster Qatar and commissioned prior to the FIFA Arab Cup in December last year, Bio-UB Group’s scope of supply included triogen O3 M7-520A and O3 M6-WC50S ozone generators, along with triogen CF1000 and CF220 full flow UV water treatment systems.
Souheil Nasrallah, general manager of Watermaster Qatar, continued: “The lakes and rivers in the grounds of the stadium provide a beautiful, natural habitat for thousands of fish, so chemical-free disinfection and systems allowing the reuse of treated sewage effluent were environmentally very important. Bio-UV Group, with its triogen range, is a trusted partner with a track record in reliable, sustainable water treatment solutions.”
While a minimum amount of chlorine must be added to public pools by law, the use of UV and ozone as a secondary source of disinfection reduces the chlorine demand, thus saving costs and improving water quality.
“Oxidation and UV technologies destroy many contaminants from the water, attacking the vital DNA of the bacteria and microorganisms directly. It is also effective in dealing with chlorine-resistant pathogens such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia,” Khalifudeen Shafi, regional manager of Bio-UV Group concluded.