Micropollutants and microplastics in the environment are currently major challenges. The wastewater treatment sector in particular plays a key role here, as there are pharmaceutical residues or plastic fibers from washing machines in the wastewater, for example.
Currently, the Tyrolean sewage treatment plants are hardly able to separate these impurities from the wastewater. An additional purification stage is therefore required to achieve a separation before the purified wastewater is discharged into the rivers.
In the "Mobran" project, a mobile test system was developed on a pilot scale, with which membrane separation processes can be investigated on an onsite prototype at the sewage treatment plant operator. This creates a design basis for upgrading this additional purification stage in sewage treatment plants in the future.
This project is supported by the Government of Tyrol as part of the Tyrolean science funding.
For further information, please get in touch with:
Dr. techn. Thomas Senfter Teaching & Research Assistant +43 512 2070 – 4155 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile membrane plant for evaluation at wastewater treatment plants. Photo: MCI-Senfter