Energy-efficient and self-sufficient water treatment

One of the specialities of the structure and content of the Fraunhofer Water Systems Alliance’s work is its focus on combining efficient energy systems with efficient water infrastructure systems.

The Alliance works mainly on using the physical and chemical energy found in water and on developing water infrastructure systems which are more energy-efficient or even provide their own energy.

Components of measurement technologies which are self-sufficient as far as energy is concerned also play a major part in modern water management systems.

Together with the production of biogas, phase change slurry and photovoltaic-run reverse osmosis are good examples for successful developments in these fields.