A city that is free of hazardous chemical and pollution is a city with safe and healthy population. Keeping a city such as Dubai safe and healthy is a never ending task with too many stakeholders and too many variables. Examples are reducing carbon footprint, timely trash disposal, wastewater management, and the list goes on. Wastewater management is one of the most important and essential requirement for keeping the city and its people safe and healthy. There is an existing sewerage system that the emirate of Dubai continues to heavily rely on. The network includes the pipelines, the wastewater pump stations, and major wastewater treatment plants in order to manage and remove wastewater from the city. In addition to the administrative resources required to operate and maintain the network, it also consumes tremendous amount of energy each year as part of the operational requirements. The level of energy has been on the rise for the last few years and continues to do so. This paper investigates the possibility of reducing the energy required to run the wastewater pumping stations that are part of the network. Based on the information gathered and the data collected, we have established that most of the energy consumption is due to the power consumption of the pumping stations. Therefore, Dubai Municipality can reduce the energy consumption of these major wastewater pumping stations and save from 15% to 25% of the total cost in the next five years. Although there are some constraints and limitations, an integrated planning approach including qualitative and quantitative measures can help realize such saving.

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Master's Project

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Engineering Management (ME)

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Mechanical Engineering (KGCOE)


Slim Saidi


RIT Dubai