Biggest underground treatment plant in region
Plant, where Pantai 1 was completed in 2008 with a smaller capacity.
“For Pantai 2, it is located underground and utilises the latest technology in sewage treatment, with the ability to serve up to 1.4 PE (population equivalent), provided it is run with maximum optimisation,” he told the New Straits Times in an exclusive interview during the launch of the Pantai 2 Sewage Treatment Plant here yesterday.
Zaini stressed that Pantai 2 was special because, not only was it the biggest sewage treatment plant in Malaysia, it was also the biggest underground sewage treatment plant in the region and the first integrated one .
“The plant’s sewage treatment processes occur below ground while the gas facilities operate above ground.
“These gas facilities are able to generate roughly RM2 million to RM3 million worth of gas, making up the plant’s 30 to 40 per cent self-cons um p t i o n .”
This gas and sewage treatment integrated function was unique to Pantai 2, Zaini explained, and it was an important element to have.
In addition, Pantai 2 also includes the first complete organic nitrogen and phosphorus removal from the waste that is received into the plant.
“Other plants only have the nitrogen removal function, but removing phosphorus is also important because it is a source of nutrients that encourage organisms like plants to grow abundantly in ri v e r s .”
Pantai 2 features a park above the sewage treatment plant, which Zaini said would be beneficial for the surrounding community pending tight security procedures.