Kim Bang Hospital Wastewater Treatment Plant


Project year: 2009 • Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA) Vietnam

Purpose

Decentralized Wastewater Treatment for Kim Bang District Hospital in Ha Nam province, Vietnam

Activities

The Kim Bang General Hospital wastewater treatment plant is one of the 25 operating DEWATS constructed with the support of BORDA in Vietnam.
Kim Bang General Hospital has long been considered to be a major source of environmental pollution in Ha Nam province. Instead of being treated adequately, all wastewater from the 250-bed hospital was either discharged into underground tanks or onto the surrounding fields. To satisfy the requirements of hospital patients and surrounding neighborhoods, and to be able to comply with environmental standards, BORDA has worked out a new innovative wastewater treatment solution that enables the hospital to treat its wastewater cheap and effectively. The DEWATS technology – a modern method that uses microorganisms already present in the water together with a natural disintegration process and its effect on wastewater - meet the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment´s regulations on the BOD (Biological Oxygen Demand) index (QCVN 28:2010/ BTNMT). Currently, the treatment plant is operated and maintained by the staff of hospital who were trained by the BORDA´s technical staff. The technical maintenance such as desludging of the anaerobic unit and sedimentation tank is commissioned to professional institutions.

Treatment capacity: 125 m³/day
Effluent Quality, COD: 80 mg/l
Total area req.: 880 m²
Anaerobic area req.: 280 m²
Aerobic area req.: 600 m²

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Image: Kim Bang Hospital Wastewater Treatment Plant

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Further information

Project development support came from:

- Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA)
- German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Contact information

Dao Thi Hoa Anh
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Asia & Pacific Decentralised wastewater treatment (e.g. DEWATS) Groundwater protection Health and hygiene International NGO Operation, maintenance and sustainable services Other funding source or unspecified Politicians and local decision makers Practitioners Product design and engineering Specific to one or several countries Treatment of faecal sludge Treatment of wastewater or greywater

Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association
Bremen
Germany


BORDA e.V. (Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association) is a German non-governmental organisation, headquartered in Bremen with a network of local partner organisations in more than 20 countries worldwide. Since founded in 1977, BORDA is active in the fields of poverty alleviation, sustainable protection of natural resources and the develops, implements and disseminates decentralised sustainable technologies and social measures for water, wastewater, energy and waste. Currently BORDA is focusing on decentralized sanitation solutions for the poor in peri-urban and urban areas in Africa, Asia and Latin America. To increase access to improved sanitation, BORDA provides demand oriented service packages including decentralised wastewater management solutions (DEWATS) and decentralised solid waste management (DESWAM). BORDA has regional offices in Tanzania, India, Jordan, Indonesia and Mexico. BORDA is mainly supported by the Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation & Development (BMZ) and the Hanseatic City of Bremen.

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