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.

  • ASKURIS – Anthropogenic Trace Organic Compounds and Pathogens in the Urban Water Cycle

    Evaluation, barriers and risk communication

    The climate change predictions for the Berlin-Brandenburg region…

  • OXIMAR – Oxidation technologies and managed aquiffer recharge

    Combined oxidation technologies and managed aquifer recharge (MAR)– Transferability and applicability for water reuse– Phase 1

    The demand for water with…

  • CARISMO – Carbon is Money: From Wastewater to Energy

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

    Due to its potential of chemical energy (organic…

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • OXIRED 1 – Oxidation and Infiltration for Optimised Substance Removal

    Optimisation of organic compound removal in artificial recharge systems by redox control and enhanced oxidation – Phase 1

    Underground passage as utilised…

  • PharmaTreat – Removal of Pharmaceutical Residues from Hospital Wastewater

    Treatment of urine with zero-valent iron to minimise the aquatic pollution with compounds emitted by hospitals

    There is a big concern about…

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