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.

  • Comparing Fertiliser Production from Rock Phosphate with P-recovery from Wastewater (PHORWÄRTS)

    Comparative contaminant risk assessment of phosphours from wstewater with regard to fertiliser application

  • Combined Processes for Water Treatment Systems (AquaNES)

    Demonstrating synergies in combined natural and engineered treatment processes

    The AquaNES project will demonstrate the benefits of combined…

  • Low-carbon Footprint Material Recovery Techniques (SMART-Plant)

    Scale-up of low-carbon footprint material recovery techniques in existing wastewater treatment plants

    In the scope of the SMART Plant…

  • Optimisation of Sewer Inspection and Rehabilitation Strategies (RELIABLE SEWER)

    Improving the reliability of current sewer deterioration modelling approaches

    Wastewater infrastructures including…

  • Removal of Microplastics from the Water Cycle (OEMP)

    Optimised materials and methods for microplastic particle removal from the water cycle

    The OEMP project is dedicated to developing materials and…

  • Rapid Test Schemes for the Assessment of TrOC Removal from Wastewater (TestTools)

    Development and validation of rapid test schemes for the assessment of TrOC behaviour in technical and natural barriers in the urban water cycle

  • Energy from Wastewater (POWERSTEP)

    Full scale demonstration of energy positive sewage treatment plant concepts towards market penetration

    The municipal wastewater in Europe contains a potential…

  • Nutrient Recovery from Biobased Waste for Fertiliser Production (NEWFERT)

    Development of viable and cost-effective nutrient recycling schemes to be used for the production of a new generation of fertilisers

  • Hygienically Relevant Microorganisms and Pathogens in Multifunctional Water Bodies and Hydrologic Circles (FLUSSHYGIENE)

    Sustainable management of different types of water bodies in Germany

    Project Objectives The objective…

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