The first Aqua-Swirl in Bahrain was installed in the parking lot of the now iconic Four Seasons Hotel. Bahrain Bay is the Kingdom of Bahrain’s first master planned mixed-use waterfront community, situated off the northeast coast of the capital Manama. The $2.5 billion development has a masterplan designed to create a fusion of residential, commercial, retail, tourism, and community facilities and public amenities.
The engineering wonder is built on a reclaimed island in the center of Bahrain Bay.
The project included two Aqua-Swirl AS-6s to return clean water to the bay and reduce flooding. Though rainfall is scarce, large amounts of rain tend to fall at once, creating runoff and often flooding. Having a solution that allows for high water flows was essential. The Aqua-Swirl treats flows up to 178L/s.
“Service is extremely important for this client, so ensuring that runoff doesn’t collect on the car lots was a high priority. No one wants cars flooded at this high-rise,” said Sellam Hmadouch, Aqua-Shield’s Middle-East representative.
Check out the awesome photos of this engineering feat below.
In the News: Jersey City Awarded Grant for Resiliency Projects, Including Stormwater Management
NJ.com recently announced that Jersey City was awarded a $260,000 grant toward post Hurricane Sandy resiliency projects. You can read about the six target projects the money will support, including shoreline protection, flood planning and stormwater management techniques in the full NJ.com article.
The AquaShield team is honored to contribute to the ongoing recovery of New Jersey. In 2013, the Aqua-Swirl was selected to meet stringent new construction and stormwater treatment rules for the Route 35 rebuild. At the completion of the project, several large diameter Aqua-Swirls featuring hydrodynamic separation (vortex) technology will be installed in a variety of sizes. You can read more about how AquaShield worked on the project in our case study, “Helping to Rebuild a Community.”
We are really looking forward to this year’s Environment Show of the South in our neighbor city, Gatlinburg, Tenn., April 22-24.
Our team is especially proud that our very own Mark Miller will be representing AquaShield in not one, but two presentations!
He’ll present on Low Impact Development Technology and how to take an approach that works for specific stormwater projects to achieve the best environmental outcomes. This presentation will discuss surface infiltration, subsurface infiltration, rainwater harvesting, biofiltration and much more.
Secondly, Mark will be speaking about registration of antimicrobial pesticides for the removal of bacteria from stormwater runoff. This presentation is downright dirty – digging into the details of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and U.S. EPA pesticide regulations. Yikes!
View the schedule at the Department of Environment & Conservation.
When selecting an HDS device you might just be checking for 80% TSS removal rates and moving on. But what does that mean? Sure the device says it was tested, but on the red clay of Tennessee or the sands of Florida?
All too often MTD selection does not take into account the nature of the particles present in the runoff. Depending on soil types your next project may need to consider that an HDS should not be expected to perform well in a clay or silt-dominated environment. For best results in those cases, a filtration device is needed. On the other hand, an HDS is a good option for coarser materials such as sand and loam.
Check out this free selection tool to pick the right option for your next design.
Easy to use selection tool helps engineers identify hydrodynamic separation (HDS) and filtration options based on soil types.
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