Dedicated to the Environment and Consumers
The six research institutes of DVGW engage in scientific cooperation with universities, utilities, manufacturers and authorities. These institutes and associated laboratories develop solutions and concepts for all the technical challenges faced by the gas and water sectors.
The research work coordinated by DVGW includes both regional projects and pan-European cooperation arrangements. DVGW’s research work is the basis for the technological development in the gas and water industry. It fosters standardization and technical recommendations. In addition, R&D ensures the scientifical quality for official statements of DVGW. These activities bear witness to the benefits of the interdisciplinary competence network.
Current Research Topics
|Energy storage concepts / Power to gas||Risk-based approaches for drinking water ressources|
|Biogas / gas quality||Water quality in distribution and domestic installation systems|
|Convergence of power and gas grids||Innovative technologies for water treatment|
|Gas in the energy system and energy efficiency||Smart, multifunctional infrastructure systems|
|Gas appliance innovations and combined heat and power||Emerging pollutants|
The DVGW research effort is organized as a network including not only the DVGW Water Technology Centre and the two DVGW research institutes at the University of Karlsruhe (Engler-Bunte Institute) and the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg but also the other institutions with which DVGW cooperates for specific projects. Projects are increasingly organized as a joint effort allowing each of the institutes involved to make the most effective contribution possible. This network approach has also been adopted at the European level.
Bildmotiv Seitenanfang: © DVGW, Roland Horn