What is Wasser 3.0?

Behind Wasser 3.0 is a large-scale project, which can be divided into different pillars. Wasser 3.0 stands for research & development as well as education & communication, but also for the three Ps:

Projects, Products and People

In 2012, the project Wasser 3.0 developed out of a research idea. Originally located at the University of Koblenz-Landau, a network developed under the content-related and organizational leadership of Dr. Katrin Schuhen, which set itself the goal of providing clean water worldwide.

Together with her team of doctoral candidates and students as well as the founding cooperation partner, abcr GmbH from Karlsruhe, a new material scientific concept could be elaborated.

Since 2017, plant technology has also been firmly anchored in the project with Zahnen Technik GmbH from Arzfeld. In the network with analytics partners, research is being done on tailor-made solutions, which will improve the water quality worldwide.

With Wasser 3.0 – StressFix the first efficient procedure to remove pharmaceuticals from the wastewater emerged. Independent of the path of entry (e.g. via everyday actions, industry or via slurry from farms), all forms of undesirable substances are eliminated from the water with an innovative approach using so called inorganic-organic hybrid silica gels.

However, Wasser 3.0 involves more than just the removal of pharmaceuticals. In the meantime, independent of the type and quantity of the unwanted substances, thanks to the continuous development of the hybrid silica gels, tailored materials can be synthesized, which can remove the organic (e.g. pharmaceuticals, pesticides), inorganic (e.g. lead, cadmium, mercury) and so called inert (e.g. microplastic) stressors decentralized (at the point of origin) or centralized (in wastewater treatment plants).

Who are We?

Young motivated scientists from different disciplines work closely together in interdisciplinary project teams with the cooperation partners abcr GmbH and Zahnen Technik GmbH as well as SAS Hagmann and Limbach Analytics GmbH.

However, the network is not only made up of direct partners, but also from the community. The team Wasser 3.0 led by Dr. Katrin Schuhen is growing day-by-day.

You can also join us.

Become a fan on Facebook, a sponsor and/or support our work. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Wer steckt eigentlich hinter Wasser 3.0?

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Wasser 3.0 – Von der Idee zum Konzept in die Realität – Neues Verfahren zur Spurenstoffentfernung

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