Usually treated wastewater is being fed into the rivers but what if you could
reuse it instead?
That is the focus of the research project MULTI-ReUse funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), over the course of the next three years. With the application of new procedures this so called ‘service water’ wouldn’t necessarily reach the quality of drinking water but it could be reused for a couple of other purposes, such as for the industrial sector, for agricultural purposes or groundwater recharge. It also could contribute to the saving of drinking water and the preservation of groundwater levels.
Nine project partners develop new technologies and methodologies for the reuse of treated wastewater, which are then being tested in a pilot plant in the North of Germany. Reliable procedures for the quality control of the water, an evaluation tool and concepts to market the results of the project also will be developed.
Learn more at the Project description.
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