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.
In July 2017 the MULTI-ReUse pilot plant started its work. For the period of the next two years the plant is located on the premises of the waste water treatment plant in Nordenham. The plant treats already treated waste water furthermore.
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About 20 MULTI-ReUse members met in Frankfurt in March to discuss the present situation of the project, to clarify open questions and to talk about further actions. Especially the work packages 1 and 2 already were able to present first results.
In September, the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) funded research project “MULTI-ReUse: Modular treatment and monitoring for wastewater reuse” has started. Over the course of the next three years, the project will research the possibilities to reuse treated water. During the kickoff meeting in October