Innovations

Our processes and applications have resulted from intensive cooperation with various colleges and research institutes. Numerous research and development projects have been carried out over the past years. An overview of those projects is presented here.
 
2016

Concentrates from Wastewater Reuse ("HighCon"), WavE Joint Project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research ("BMBF")

  • Project Sponsor:
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
  • Project Coordination:

Technische Universität Berlin Fachgebiet für Umweltverfahrenstechnik (Berlin Technical University - Institute for Process Technology)

  • Project Partners:

 

  • Demonstration Sites:

DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V. (Association for Chemical Technology and Biotechnology)
DEUKUM GmbH
DVGW-Forschungsstelle am Engler-Bunte-Institut des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie (Research Centre at the Engler Bunte Institute at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology)
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE
SolarSpring GmbH
Terrawater GmbH
WEHRLE Umwelt GmbH
Clariant
DEK - Deutsche Extrakt Kaffee GmbH
L'ORÉAL
MEWA Textilmanagement

Further information about this project: HighCon

2016

Efficient Recirculation of Cooling Water by Integrated Desalination in the Steel Industry ("WEISS"), WavE Joint Project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research ("BMBF")

  • Project Sponsor:
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
  • Project Coordination:
VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut GmbH
  • Project Partners:

Deutsche Edelstahlwerke GmbH
Institut für Automation und Kommunikation e.V. (Institute for Automation and Communication)
Technische Universität Berlin, Fachgebiet für Umweltverfahrenstechnik (Berlin Technical University - Institute for Process Technology)
Universität Duisburg- Essen, Lehrstuhl für Technische Chemie II (University of Duisburg-Essen, Institute for Technical Chemistry II)
WEHRLE Umwelt GmbH

Further information about this project: WEISS

2010

Resource- and Energy-Efficient-Network Santa Catarina (REEF Santa Catarina)

  • Project Sponsor:
DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (German Association for Investment and Development)
  • Project Leader:
Arqum GmbH, Munich
  • Project Partners:

Arqum GmbH, Munich
Landesverband der Baden-Württembergischen Industrie e.V. (LVI) (Regional Association of the Industry in Baden-Württemberg), Ostfildern
Plattform Umwelttechnik e.V. (PU), (Platform for Environmental Technology), Ostfildern
Universität Stuttgart - Institut für Siedlungswasserbau, Wassergüte- und Abfallwirtschaft (ISWA) (University of Stuttgart - Institute for Urban Water Supply & Sanitation, Water Quality and Waste Management)
SENAI, Brazilian Industry Association
WEHRLE Umwelt GmbH

Further information about this project: REEF Santa Catarina

2008

Waste to Energy in Thailand – Development of a Process for the Mechanical-Biological Treatment of Waste Using the BIOPERCOLAT® Process to Reduce the Amount of Waste and to Produce Refuse-Derived Fuels

  • Project Sponsor:
Umweltministerium Baden-Württemberg (Ministry of the Environment Baden-Württemberg); funding programme: "Operational Environmental Technology"
  • Project Leader:
Universität Stuttgart - Institut für Siedlungswasserbau, Wassergüte- und Abfallwirtschaft (ISWA) (University of Stuttgart - Institute for Urban Water Supply & Sanitation, Water Quality and Waste Management)
  • Project partner:
WEHRLE Umwelt GmbH
2008

German (DE) R&D-Network for Promotion of Membrane Technology

  • Project Sponsor:
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
Funding programme: "Promotion of Germany as Centre of Innovation"
  • Project Leader:
Institut für Siedlungswasserwirtschaft (ISA) (Institute for Sanitary Engineering)
  • Project partners:
WEHRLE Umwelt GmbH, Institute for Sanitary Engineering of RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Process Technology (“AVT”) of RWTH Aachen University, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Membrantechnik (DGMT) (German Society for Membrane Technology), Inge AG
2008

Energetic Use of Sewage and Waste from the Cosmetics Industry and Recycling of Treated (Waste)Water

  • Project sponsor:
Funding programme: "Promotion of Germany as Centre of Innovation"
  • Project Leader:
Institute for Water and Water Development (“IWG“), Sanitary Engineering and Water Quality Department, University of Karlsruhe
  • Project Partners:
WEHRLE Umwelt GmbH, Institute for Water and Water Development (“IWG“) at University of Karlsruhe, L’ORÉAL
2006

Application of a Jet Zone Reactor in China

  • Project Sponsor:
DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (German Association for Investment and Development)
  • Project Leader:
Institute for Environmental Process Engineering, University of Bremen
  • Project Partners:
     
WEHRLE Umwelt GmbH, Institute for Environmental Process Engineering at University of Bremen, ESRDI Design Institute Hangzhou
2004

Integrated Environmental Protection in the Textile Industry: Detergent and Water Recycling in Industrial and Hospital Laundries (Phase II)

 

  • Project Sponsor:
Biology, Energy and Environment Department of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology
  • Project Leader:
Clothing Physiological Hohenstein Institute
  • Project Manager:
Dipl. Ing. M. Beeh, Hohenstein Institute
  • Project Partners:
WEHRLE Umwelt GmbH, SITA Dresden, Schäfer Laundry (Bad Kreuznach)
2004

Membrane Process for the Separation and Multiple Use of Powdered Activated Carbon in Wastewater Treatment

  • Project Sponsor:
Karlsruhe Research Centre for Technology and Environment for the Federal Ministry of Education and for Water Technology and Disposal for the Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy
  • Project Leader:
University of Stuttgart - Institute for Urban Water Supply & Sanitation, Water Quality and Waste Management – Hydrochemistry Department
  • Project Manager:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rott, University of Stuttgart
  • Project Partner:
WEHRLE Umwelt GmbH
2002

Optimisation of Precipitation/Flocculation with Membrane Filtration for the Removal of Phosphorus and the Retention of Algae and Pathogenic Organisms in the Treatment of Surface Water

 

  • Project Sponsor:
Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) (German Federal Environmental Foundation)
  • Project Leader:
Berlin Technical University - Institute for Process Technology
  • Project Manager:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wiesmann
  • Project Partners:
Berliner Wasserbetriebe, WEHRLE Umwelt GmbH, Rochem UF, Koch Glitsch
2000 Activated Sludge Retention by Centrifuge (BIOFUGAT) for Sludge Water Treatment at Municipal WTP and for Industrial Wastewater Treatment
 
  • Project Sponsor:
Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) (German Federal Environmental Foundation)
  • Project Leader:
WEHRLE-WERK AG
  • Project Leader:
Dr.-Ing. F Wagner
  • Project Partner:
University of Stuttgart
1998

Development of a Low-Energy Membrane System with Membrane Modules with Alternating Gas and Water Flows

  • Project Sponsors:
Audita Suisse Unternehmensberatung GmbH, CH-Orbe/Vaud; UPT - Gesellschaft für umweltkompatible Prozeßtechnik mbH, Saarbrücken
  • Project Leaders:
Merziger Fruchtgetränke GmbH, Merzig; Gesellschaft für umweltkompatible Prozesstechnik GmbH, Saarbrücken; WEHRLE-WERK AG
  • Project Managers:
Dr.-Ing. F. Wagner, Dipl. Ing. J. Laubach
  • Scientific Support:
Gesellschaft für umweltkompatible Prozesstechnik GmbH, Saarbrücken
1997

Novel Transversal Flow Membrane Bioreactors for Protecting Environment from Recalcitrant Hazardous Waste

  • Project Sponsor:
European Union (EU) ENV4960351
  • Project Leaders:
TNO Delft Netherlands, WEHRLE-WERK AG, W.E. & J. Pebody Ltd.
  • Project Managers:
Dr.-Ing. F. Wagner, Dipl. Ing. J. Laubach
  • Scientific Support:
TNO Delft, BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd (UK)
1997

Membrane Bioreactors with Nanofiltration and Physical/Chemical Concentrate Treatment (BIOMEMBRAT® plus Process) for the Treatment of Leachate to Direct Discharge Standards

  • Project Sponsor:
Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Reactor Safety
  • Project Leaders:
Germersheim Administrative Distric, Berg Landfill, WEHRLE-WERK AG
  • Project Managers:
Dr.-Ing. F. Wagner, Dipl. Ing. F. Natau
  • Scientific Support:
University of Karlsruhe, Engler Bunte Institute, RWTH Aachen University, University of Stuttgart - Institute for Urban Water Supply & Sanitation, Water Quality and Waste Management
1991

The Use of Biologically Treated Water as Process Water in the Industry

  • Project Sponsor:
Federal Ministry of Research and Technology, Karlsruhe Nuclear Research Centre GmbH, Project Sponsorship: Water Technology and Sludge Treatment
  • Project Leader:
University of Stuttgart - Institute for Urban Water Supply & Sanitation, Water Quality and Waste Management – Urban Water Supply & Sanitation Department
  • Project Managers:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Krauth, Dipl.-Ing. K. F. Staab, University of Stuttgart
  • Project Partner:
WEHRLE-WERK AG
1988

Replacement of Clarifiers with Membrane Filtration in Plants with Increased Operating Pressures

 

  • Project Sponsors:
Federal Ministry of Research and Technology, Karlsruhe Nuclear Research Centre GmbH, Project Sponsorship: Water Technology and Sludge Treatment
  • Project Leader:
University of Stuttgart - Institute for Urban Water Supply & Sanitation, Water Quality and Waste Management – Urban Water Supply & Sanitation Department
  • Project Managers:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Krauth, Dipl.-Ing. K. F. Staab, University of Stuttgart
  • Project Partner:
WEHRLE-WERK AG
1980 Processes for the Biological Treatment of Wastewater with Nitrification and Denitrification for Pressures Between 1 and 5 Bar
 
  • Project Sponsors:
Federal Ministry of Research and Technology, Karlsruhe Nuclear Research Centre GmbH, Project Sponsorship: Water Technology and Sludge Treatment
  • Project Leader:
University of Stuttgart - Institute for Urban Water Supply & Sanitation, Water Quality and Waste Management – Urban Water Supply & Sanitation Department
  • Project Managers:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Krauth, Dipl.-Ing. K. F. Staab, University of Stuttgart