Research Projects

Our research activities focus on key issues of sustainable management of water resources. Our activities contribute to improving the quality of life in cities.

The unit “Urban Systems” bundles all topics relating to the management of stormwater, wastewater and urban sewers. The “Process Innovation” unit addresses technical issues in the field of water and wastewater treatment. The unit “Groundwater” focuses to natural water treatment systems and well management.

Our projects are closely linked with topics which are relevant for the future and are particularly important for the development of Smart City Concepts: Energy efficiency, climate resilience, infrastructure, surface water protection, resources and digitisation. This way we help to integrate water as an essential component of public services into Smart City concepts.

Projects with start ealier than 2007 are available in the project-archive.

  • Sustainable Sewage Sludge Management Promoting Phosphorus Recycling and Energy Efficiency (P-REX)

    Systematic analysis of different approaches of technical phosphorus recycling

    Phosphorus is essential fo…

  • Optimisation of Drinking Water Well Field Operation – Phase 2 (OPTIWELLS 2)

    Energy savings and quality control

    Against the background of increasing energy prices and climate change, energy…

  • Optimisation of Sewage Sludge Dewatering in Municipal WWTPs (DECAMAX)

    Systematic analysis and assessment of several options for sludge dewatering optimisation through theoretical and practical investigations

  • Carbon is Money: From Wastewater to Energy (CARISMO)

    WWTPs to become net producers of renewable energy instead of net consumers of fossil energy

    Due to its potential of chemical energy (organic…

  • Optimisation of Drinking Water Well Operation – Phase 1 (OPTIWELLS 1)

    Optimisation of drinking water well operation – energy savings and quality control (phase 1)

    With rising energy prices and…

  • Optimisation of Energy and Nutrient Recovery in Wastewater Treatment Schemes (CoDiGreen)

    Investigations on the energy efficiency optimisation of wastewater systems and on the lowering of their energy dependence on external energy sources

  • Cost and Energy Saving Processes for Tertiary Wastewater Treatment Steps (OXERAM 2)

    Optimisation of flocculation for tertiary filtration processes and evaluation of sustainability of tertiary wastewater treatment

  • Cost and Energy Saving Processes for Tertiary Wastewater Treatment Steps (Preparatory Phase: OXERAM 1)

    Optimization of flocculation for tertiary filtration processes and evaluation of sustainability of tertiary wastewater treatment

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