The Fraunhofer Water Systems Alliance has several different technologies at various stages of development at its disposal for treating water and purifying industrial wastewater – either for re-use in the production process (wastewater recycling) or for direct discharge.
These technologies were developed in separate Fraunhofer institutes but are used by the entire Alliance as technology modules for developing both optimized system solutions and individual solutions.
Together with its valuable past experience on water infrastructures, systems control, measurement technologies, automation and resource management, these new technologies enable the Alliance to develop skilful master plans and put these into action. For this purpose, the Alliance uses conventional methods as well as innovative future-oriented technology modules, some of which are described below:
- Membrane separation technologies
- Electrophysical precipitation
- Evaporation technologies
- Oxidation of pollutants and germs
- Biological treatment
- Energy-efficient and self-sufficient water treatment.