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Key Activities, Particulary in the Field of Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater Disposal

  • Abatement of odour and corrosion in sewer systems
  • Treatment of combined sewer overflow (CSO); integrated management of sewage system and wastewater treatment plants
  • Reconstruction of sewage sytems
  • Development of wastewater disposal schemes for rural areas (decentralised / centralised) considering new science-based knowledge
  • Storm water management (infiltration, utilisation of rainwater)
  • Ecological Sanitation, decentralised wastewater treatment

Wastewater Treatment

  • Optimisation of WWTP operation and processes (e.g. bulking-sludge problems, optimisation of precipitation, coagulation, flocculation, improvement of sludge treatment (sewage sludge disintegration), reduction of wastewater charges)
  • Energy use at WWTPs, optimisation of energy use
  • Benchmarking and key figures
  • Advanced wastewater treatment like filtration, biofiltration, wastewater disinfection
  • Abatement of odour and corrosion at WWTPs
  • Assessment and optimisation of wastewater ponds and wetlands
  • Checkup of small sewage works according to requirements of the new guideline EN 12566-3
  • Treatment of industrial wastewater (especially food industry, paper industry)

Drinking Water

  • Operating of water supply networks with relation to infrastructural caused alterations
  • Investigations about pipe flushing for maintenance of water supply networks
  • Energy optimisation of water works

Water Pollution Control

  • Near-natural measures to avoid diffuse substance input
  • Modelling of water quality

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Chair of Urban Water Management
Institute Civil Engineering
Faculty VI Planning Building Environment
sec. TIB1 - B16 (Mon - Thur)
Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25
13355 Berlin