The energy consumption of wastewater treatment plants for the purification of wastewater depends on the aggregates used. In order to make wastewater treatment as efficient and space-saving as possible, the use of a low-maintenance filter system (textile curved sieve) was tested in the project. A textile with a pile structure developed by the Institut für Bodensysteme at RWTH Aachen e.V. (TFI) was used as the filter medium. This was installed in place of the rigid screen surface of a curved sieve and was used to separate liquids from solids. In addition to the filtration of the developed textile curved sieve, the cleaning of the textile was also investigated.
The final report can be obtained from the research institutions.
The IGF project "Textile curved sieve - filter system for the separation of solids from waste water flows with a low-maintenance cleaning concept based on structured pile textiles with defined separation behavior" 21147 N of the research association Forschungskuratorium Textil e. V., Reinhardtstraße 14-16, 10117 Berlin is funded via the AiF as part of the program to promote industrial joint research and development (IGF) by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection based on a decision by the German Bundestag.
More about the BMWK-funded Textile curved sieve project