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Current Research Projects

  • EARNINGS [1] -Low energy, use-orientated greywater reuse, funded by BMBF, FONA
  • BlueGreenStreets - Multifunctional street design of urban neighborhoods, funded by BMBF
  • RAU [2] - Tire Abrasion in the Environment, funded by BMBF „Plastics in the Environment – Sources, Sinks, Solutions
  • Platform BSR Water [3] - Bringing together knowledge and innovation potential on the transnational basis; funded by Interreg Baltic Sea Region
  • Research on impact of biofilm carriers on activated sludge treatment under climate conditions in Eqypt. Research of the Water Engineering Department, Campus El Gouna

Concluded Research Projects


  • TREEDRAIN [4] - Development of a planted infiltration ditch for urban rain water management, funded by BMWE and ZIM
  • AnnaS [5] - Design of a postgraduate course "strategies for adapting sustainable urban water management to climate change"
  • ESTA - energy efficient treatment of selected flow of high-concentrated wastewater, funded by BMBF
    funded by BMUB within the german policy of adapting to climate change
  • IWAMA [6] - Interactive Water Management - Capacity developement, energy- and sludge management; funded by Interreg Baltic Sea Region


  • OEMP [7] - Improved materials and methods for microplastic removal from water bodies; funded by BMBF within the programme MachWas - Materialien für eine nachhaltige Wasserwirtschaft
  • Development of an integrated planted soil filtration plant for energy efficient treatment of process water in closed aquaculture systems, a study on growth of the african catfish
  • Scientific and analytical assistance of the small scaled WWTP experimental area in Altentreptow/Mecklenburg-Vorpommern


  • EOWWTP-Jordan, "Survey on energetical optimization of WWTP in Jordan" funded by BMUB within the programme "Export of green and sustainable (environmental) infrastructure"
  • Development of a container based waste water recycling systems for waste water from washing machines in industrial laundries, funded by AiF/BMWi
  • Pre-treatment of wastewater from food production (PreTreFood), Application within the BMBF programme to support scientific and technical cooperation with Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Belarus, project partner BNTU Minsk
  • Ecoglobe [8] project at Campus El Gouna: "Waterbase" Test Plant, Construction and screening of a pilot plant at Campus El Gouna, Egypt on the constructed-wetland Variation „Waterbase“ patented by Ecoglobe; funded by Climate KIC programme
  • TOIBER - Public toilets in Berlin - Creation of a comprehensive concept for the provision of public toilets in the state of Berlin - Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment Berlin (2017)Concept for the


  • Scientific assistance for biological rehabilitation of rural ponds with project partner DEGES
  • Combination of adherent biological and membrane processes for treatment and recycling of water from small laundries, funded by AiF/BMWi


  • Evaluation and promotion of rural wastewater treatment for reduction of nutrient loads to the Baltic Sea (BaRuWa), project partners POMInnO Ltd., Poland; SYKLI Environmental School of Finland and Linköping University, Sweden funded by EUBSR Seed Money Facility

  • New „Off-Shore-“Storage Technology SPREE 2011
    (Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Barjenbruch, Dr.-Ing. K. Gantner)
  • Analytical Monitoring of Small Sewage Treatment Plant on Test Field "Altentreptow" (Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Barjenbruch)
  • Advanced Nutrient Elimination with Membrane Bioreactors (Dipl.-Ing. U. Bracklow) [9]
  • Desalination of Drainage Water by Halophytes and Optimization of Detention Ponds for Arid/ Semi-Arid Conditions (Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Barjenbruch, Prof. Dr.-Ing. R. Hinkelmann, M.Sc.-Ing. Mohie Omar, Dr.-agr. Dagmar Balla ZALF, Institute of Landscape Hydrology) [10]
  • DSWT [11] - Decentralised treatment of drain water from streets;
    funded by federal state of Berlin and the EU (EFRE) within the programme UEPII
  • "Constructed Wetlands for Polishing of Wastewater" and "Manuring of Reed with Urine from Alternative Sanitary Systems" as part of the BMBF-project ELAN (Development of an Integrated Land Management through the Sustainable Use of Water and Resources in the North-East of Germany)
  • Investigation of mesophile and thermophile „Brown“-/“Black“water- und Co-fermentation (Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Barjenbruch, Dipl.-Ing. A. Wriege-Bechtold)
  • Compas [12] - Comparative study of small wastewater treatment technologies under special operation conditions at BDZ test field in Leipzig "" (Dipl.-Ing. E. Exner, Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Barjenbruch)
  • Reduction of Load Input by Combined Wastewater Discharge (Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Barjenbruch, Dr.-Ing. K. Gantner)
  • Analyses of Sedimentation Characteristics of Activated Sludge and of the even Oxygen Distribution on the Wastewater Treatment Plant "Potsdam" (Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Barjenbruch, Dipl.-Ing. U. Bracklow, Dipl.-Ing. S. Rettig) [13]
  • Co-Fermentation at the WWTP Waßmansdorf (Dipl.-Ing. A. Wriege-Bechtold)
  • ODOCO II [14] - Online-Monitoring and Operating System to Prevent Odour and Corrosion   (Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Barjenbruch, Dipl.-Ing. S. Rettig)
  • ODOCO I [15] - Feasibility Study for an Online-Monitoring and Operation System to prevent Odour and Corrosion in Sewer Networks (Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Barjenbruch, Dr.-Ing. K. Gantner)
  • Implementation of a decision support system for global control of sewage pump stations and analysis of advanced control concepts (EVA) (Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Barjenbruch)
  • Upgrading of the WWTP Biesenthal with moving bed process (Kaldnes-system) (Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Barjenbruch, Dipl.-Ing. A. Wriege-Bechtold)
  • Measures for optimisation of wastewater lagoons in Sachsen-Anhalt (Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Barjenbruch, Dipl.-Geogr. K. Teschner)
  • Advanced Nitrogen removal using membranes (Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Barjenbruch, Dipl.-Ing. U. Bracklow joined project with Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Kraume/department process engineering)
  • Simultaneous Online Monitoring of Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) and Receiving Water (MONITOR-1), client: KWB (Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Barjenbruch, Dipl.-Ing. S. Rettig)
  • Secondary Treatment of Biologically Treated wastewater in wetlands "Hobrechtsfelde" (Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Barjenbruch, Dipl.-Ing. S. Rühmland) [16]
  • Guidline for advanced phoshorus elimination (Dipl.-Ing E. Exner, Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Barjenbruch)
  • Decentralised storm water-treatment (Dipl.-Geogr. K. Teschner)
  • Improvement of the effluent quality of lagoons using membrane technology (Dipl.-Geogr. K. Teschner)


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