Water is undeniably the most important single foodstuff. Water management – i.e. easy access to clean water, a guaranteed supply of water, the installation of hygienic sanitary systems and efficient, compact wastewater purification – is therefore one of the major global challenges facing this century.
To cope effectively with these major challenges, Fraunhofer IGB is working on an innovative semi-decentralized water and wastewater management. Geographical and climatic factors such as the (seasonal) shortage of water in arid and semi-arid areas are also taken into consideration.
In comparison to thermical and chemical processes, biological processes are more efficient and economic for the elimination of organic loads from wastewater and sewage. In combination with membrane technology especially efficient processes can be built up.
For over two decades, Fraunhofer IGB develops biotechnical and membrane processes for the purification of municipal and industrial wastewater. Additionally, we offer the economic optimization of sewage plants.