Our research projects

Our research projects

We are working on a variety of research projects
Automated Microbial Fuel Cells with Advanced Gas Utilization at Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants

Project partners:
  • Awite Bioenergie GmbH, Langenbach (project leader)
  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Chair of urban Water Management and Environmental Technology

"Innovative biological wastewater treatment system with functionally differentiated biofilm reactors (IBAS)"

Project sponsored by the German federal ministry for education and research, duration: February 2016 - December 2018

Cooperation partners:
• FiW (Research Institute for Water and Waste Management) at RWTH Aachen
• Martin Membrane Systems AG (MMS), Berlin

"Selective removal of excess sludge from difficult-to-sediment activated sludge in secondary clarification"

Duration: March - September 2018

Cooperation partner:
  • University of Duisburg-Essen, Chair for Mechanical Process Engineering / Water Technology

"Advanced oxidation process for the removal of natural organic matter in the South-West Waterworks, Moscow"

Duration: January 2014 - December 2017

Cooperation partner:
• Dresden University of Technology, Chair of Water Supply Engineering


"Development and verification of measurement techniques relating to operational data collection for the fractionation of the chemical oxygen demand in sewage treatment plant inflows"

Duration: March - September 2017

Cooperation partner: Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Chair of urban Water Management and Environmental Technology

"Reduction of energy consumption and activated sludge tank volumes of sewage plants through the use of floating bodies as biofilm carriers for different microorganisms"

Project sponsored by Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt (German federal environmental foundation), duration: November 2012 - May 2014

Cooperation partners:
• TuTech Innovation GmbH, Hamburg
• Hamburg University of Technology, Institute for Technical Microbiology


"Characterisation of natural organic matter in the South-West Waterworks, Moscow"

Duration: January 2013 - October 2013

Cooperation partner:
• Dresden University of Technology, Chair of Water Supply Engineering

"Membrane degassing to reduce floating sludge"

"Investigation of an alternative process for measuring the sludge level in secondary clarifiers based on density difference of media"

Duration: June 2011 - September 2011

Cooperation partner:
• Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Chair of urban Water Management and Environmental Technology