SAWEA Dinner Meeting

Date: February 18, 2014
Location: Holiday Inn Sports City. Khobar, Saudi Arabia

SAWEA is sponsoring a dinner meeting at the Khobar Holiday Inn (Sport City) on February 18, 2014.
A reception will take place from 5:30 to 6:00PM and the presentation will go from 6PM to 7PM. After questions, dinner will be served.


To sign up for this event, please contact Patricia Fakhreddine E-mail:


In the modern world of wastewater treatment, control of odours has moved from an afterthought to a primary design consideration for most collection and treatment facilities. As development encroaches on our facilities and our new neighbours become less tolerant of nuisance odours, wastewater professionals have found the need to address odour as a primary concern in the design and in the operation of collection and treatment facilities. As the attention paid to odour control has increased, so has the number of odours control technologies that are available in the marketplace.

The presentation provides a comprehensive review of the technologies available for the control of odours in wastewater treatment facilities and provides a selection guide for the technologies based on parameters including treatment objectives, operational demands, capital cost, and operating cost. The vapour phase technologies presented are:

• Biofiltration, a biological technology with low operating costs.
• Wet Air Scrubbing, a reliable technology for chemical treatment.
• Adsorption, a well-established technology using a dry media.

Brief CV of Georgios Ioannou
Georgios Ioannou is the Director of International Sales for Integrity Municipal Services in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Based in Athens, Greece, he is well situated to support customers throughout Europe, as well as the GCC countries of the Persian Gulf and the countries bordering the Mediterranean in the Middle East and North Africa. Mr. Ioannou has a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Management of Technology from San Diego State University, USA. He has 15 years of experience as a Project Manager and Technical Sales Manager with Siemens Water Technologies, Veolia Water, USFilter, and RJ Environmental and has been servicing the EMEA market for the last 10 years.

Company Overview

Integrity Municipal Systems (IMS) is a specialty engineering company devoted to the design and supply of innovative, pre-assembled, process solutions for the water and wastewater industry.

Standard and customized Fluoride and Ammonia Feed Systems have been developed to fulfill a need in the drinking water industry for complete, packaged, fully-functional, delivery systems that are safe, user friendly, and incorporate the latest technologies and highest quality components.

Our paste-type slaking technology delivers more reactive, higher strength lime slurries at lower energy cost. Packaged systems integrate lime feeding and grit removal. New automated designs provide extended system life while reducing maintenance costs and operator attention.

Advanced dry media emergency vapor scrubber systems have been developed to protect workers and neighbors from the accidental release of chlorine gas and other harmful chemicals used in the water and wastewater industries. Compact, multiple stage odor control systems combine the low cost of biological oxidation with the high efficiency of activated carbon adsorption to provide the most effective odor control available. Pre-engineered designs speed up delivery, while improving reliability and reducing cost.

Every system is backed with an enhanced spare parts delivery and response system that keeps plants up and running. With over 20 years of experience, the IMS field service team has the knowledge and dedication to tackle any issues that arise with your emergency scrubber and odor control systems. From routine maintenance to full system rebuilds, we get it done. IMS has achieved a reputation for producing unique, practical, and cost-effective solutions for our customers. We are committed to providing quality, service, and overall value that exceed your expectations.

Dinner Meeting notes

MS general Odor Control Presentation

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