Process optimization

In many cases the currently established water treatment processes and systems cannot do the job without adaptation and support from new, selective systems. The Fraunhofer IGB is therefore working on the further development of existing processes such as adsorption, filtration, flocculation/precipitation, electrodialysis and disinfection as well as on new approaches to processes and components.

Reference projects

SENSOFLOC – Development and demonstration of the control system for fully automated floc bed control in process water treatment

Project duration: July 2017 – June 2019

In the SENSOFLOC project, Fraunhofer IGB develops, in collaboration with an industrial partner, a sensor and a control system for automated control of floc blankets formed during electro-physical precipitation (EpF) for process water treatment. This enables the industrial implementation of the EpF process and the separation of finely dispersed or dissolved materials without any additional chemical demand.

NAWADES – Nanotechnological Application in WAter DESalination

Project duration: October 2012 – September 2016

The objective of the EU-funded NAWADES project is to study, design, produce, and test a new membrane system for the desalination of seawater.

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