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Water - Technologies

Innovative ideas about the design of new technical products or procedures applied in the lab are merely a first step on the road to a successful application. The complexity of the process required to implement such ideas in real life is frequently underestimated.

Waterwork; © DVGW. Fotograf: Roland Horn

New products and technical procedures

Innovative ideas about the design of new technical products or procedures applied in the lab are merely a first step on the road to a successful application. The complexity of the process required to implement such ideas in real life is frequently underestimated. Questions about supply reliability or about the service life of components play a special role in this context. A lot of research work is still required in this particular area before new technical solutions can be implemented in real waterworks.

Residual substances management and resource efficiency

Almost all water treatment methods produce residual substances. Future water suppliers will most probably have to meet stricter environmental regulations and face more stringent requirements on residual substances management. Consequently, solutions aimed at avoiding the production of residual substances are of the greatest interest, and the potential for a circular economy needs to be assessed. Modern treatment techniques such as, for example, the membrane technique, offer opportunities to implement such solutions in real waterworks. 

Effectiveness and adaptation of established methods

Established treatment methods will remain part and parcel of everyday practice in future waterworks, however under changed framework conditions caused by, for instance, changed drinking water quality requirements or a rise in temperature due to climate change. This calls for new approaches and solutions as well as for adjusting the current technical rules.

Contact
If you have any questions or suggestions on the research topic of water, you can contact us by telephone or e-mail.
Dr. Mathis Keller
Hauptgeschäftsstelle / Technologie und Innovationsmanagement

Phone+49 228 91 88-727