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EXPOPLAN - Entwicklung und Umsetzung eines Planungswerkzeugs zur Anwendung von EXPOVAL-Ergebnissen bei der Anlagenplanung und -design im Ausland

Research Projects

EXPOPLAN - Development and implementation of a planning tool for the application of EXPOVAL results in plant design abroad

Leaders:  Dr.-Ing. Maike Beier
Team:  Nils-Kristof Kabisch, M.Sc.
Year:  2019
Sponsors:  BMBF
Lifespan:  08/2017 - 07/2019

The rules and regulations for the design of wastewater treatment plants, which have been tried and tested in Germany, do not take into account the boundary conditions, some of which deviate significantly abroad, especially in other climate zones, and can therefore only be transferred to local applications to a limited extent. In the previous EXPOVAL project, design algorithms for various wastewater and sludge treatment systems, especially for cold and warm climate zones, have already been developed. The aim of the EXPOPLAN project is to combine these design specifications in an application-oriented planning software and to make them available to German engineering offices, component manufacturers, plant constructors and consultants, thus increasing their competitiveness in international projects.

The project is carried out in cooperation with the Institut für Automation und Kommunikation e.V. (ifak), Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) and Emscher Wassertechnik GmbH. The processes to be implemented are activated sludge plants, trickling filters, anaerobic plants, waste water ponds, digestion, solar sludge drying and disinfection systems.

The ISAH is responsible for the implementation and validation of the processes anaerobic plants, trickling filters, digestion and solar sludge drying as well as the conception of the economic and ecological evaluation of the processes.