Water reuse holds great potential both regionally and internationally. It is important that concepts and plant technology are adapted to local conditions. We work with local stakeholders to develop customized solutions for closing water loops in both industrial and municipal environments. Taking local conditions into account, sufficient water is to be made available for hygiene and agriculture-based income generation. Water reuse will also become increasingly relevant for energy crop production, recultivation measures, forestry and targeted agricultural irrigation in Germany.
We are investigating nature-based processes (e.g. constructed wetlands), intensified biological processes, simple filtration processes, but also membrane and disinfection processes, as well as process combinations adapted to the local conditions. We have already been able to demonstrate the use of purified wastewater treatment plant effluents in aquaponics and to accompany the use of adapted technologies in semi-arid regions of Tunisia.