The provision and operation of infrastructure for water supply, waste water disposal and waste management provides the basis for the sustainable development of cities and regions. The responsible and sustainable management of our resources is indispensable in this context. Our interdisciplinary team of experts has longstanding experience and extensive expertise in the holistic analysis of supply and disposal systems and technological developments for specific applications. 

 

RESEARCH SERVICES

  • Development of master plans for surface and groundwater management
  • Exploration and protection of drinking water resources
  • Measurement of hydrogeological parameters (well logging, groundwater monitoring)
  • Prospection for drinking water supply 
  • Identification of potential drinking water sources
  • Recommendation of protection areas 
  • Water resources management
  • Determination of groundwater age and recharge
  • Development of forecast models for sustainable groundwater use
  • Development of chemical and microbiological drinking water tests 
  • Water treatment and waste water purification
  • Electrochemical oxidation for degradation of biologically active substances and pollutants in waste water (EDs, hormones, drug residues);  As (III) oxidation in drinking water; decoloration and disinfection  
  • Membrane and electromembrane separation for the removal of organic pollutants, arsenic, antimony 
  • Adsorption/ion exchange using biologically degradable natural materials for the removal of ammonium or heavy metals from water
  • Integrated processes: combination of membranes and advanced oxidation
  • Experimental feasibility studies and method comparisons
  • Alternative biological purification methods (constructed wetlands)
  • Monitoring and optimisation of waste water treatment plants 

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT

  • Development of master plans at local and regional level
  • Analysis and recommendations for waste management in communities and industrial enterprises 
  • Exploration and selection of suitable landfill sites based on aspects of environmental protection, regional planning and logistics
  • Purification of landfill seepage water
  • Development of waste-to-energy master plans with a focus on anaerobic waste treatment – assessment of potential and costs including selection of appropriate method based on economic and ecological aspects

 

REFERENCE PROJECTS

  • Degradation of pollutants in water using electrochemical continuous flow reactors (Eduard Moritz  GmbH)
  • Investigations on oxidative processing of yellow water (Linz AG)
  • Removal of ammonium from drinking water using zeolites (Ludwig GmbH)
  • METEAU - Metals and related substances in drinking water (EU COST Action 637) 
  • EU-Lakes
  • Drinking water prospection and identification of protection area, St. Georgen an der Gusen
  • Tracer test Kematen
  • water@school

 

OUR TEAM

Martin Jung 

Paul Kinner 

 

Link

Water Purification