30. May 2023

Partner in Mission: Van Remmen UV Technology

Responsible research for water without microplastics and micropollutants is part of our DNA. Since October 2021, we have been researching a combination of the AOP processes from our cooperation partner Van Remmen UV Technology and our processes around Wasser 3.0 PE-X® at the Landau wastewater treatment plant. The combination will open new perspectives for a 4th treatment stage in wastewater treatment . How? Read more.
3. May 2023

Washing Maschines as a Source of Microplastics?!

Washing synthetic textiles releases large amounts of microplastics into the environment every day worldwide. This is why France is introducing mandatory microplastic filters for new washing machines beginning in 2025. But just how effective are such filters? And is this the most effective approach moving forwards? This blog post covers how microplastics are formed during washing, which factors influence their formation, the reduction and prevention strategies which currently exist, and potential solutions.
29. April 2023

New data on microplastic removal from wastewater

Wastewater treatment plants are important point sources of microplastics and micropollutants into the environment. Many wastewater treatment plants will be required to upgrade their facilities with an advanced treatment step to remove micropollutants, but these processes do not target microplastic removal. We therefore investigated the ability of two advanced treatment methods and our novel Wasser 3.0 PE-X® process to remove microplastics at the wastewater treatment plant in Landau, Germany. Read more about the key finding of our study, which was recently published open access in MDPI Water.
21. April 2023

Partner in Mission: Sondermaschinen Oschersleben

With pilot plants and rental systems for industrial and municipal (waste) water processes, we deliver effective solutions for water without microplastics together with innovative materials. We do this together with our plant manufacturer and current partner in mission – the Sondermaschinen Oschersleben GmbH.
5. April 2023

Microplastics and Tire Wear

Tire wear particles are communicated as one of the main sources of direct microplastic (Microplastics Type B) entry into the environment. But is this the truth? Fact is: Currently, no standardized analytical method for tire wear particles exists; only rough estimations can be made. The real extent is unknown. This blog discusses the issue of tire wear particles as a major microplastic source and the status quo regarding detection and regulations.
29. March 2023

Partner in Mission: Zurich Group Germany

In 2021, the Planet Hero Awards for innovative sustainability projects were presented for the first time by the Zurich Group Germany and we were also among the award winners. Now, almost 2 years of cooperative action with the Zurich Group Germany have passed. It’s time to learn more about this Partner in Mission – What has happened so far and what can happen in the future.
1. March 2023

Outlook for World Water Day

In order to draw society's attention to the great importance of water and water availability, the UN decided in 1993 to declare March 22 every year as World Water Day. This is to both celebrate the importance of water and draw attention to the ongoing water and sanitation crisis. The motto of this year's World Water Day is "Accelerating Change together." Since every day is World Water Day for us, there is also a competition in addition to the outlook.
22. February 2023

Partners in Mission: Nordic Water

With Nordic Water GmbH from Neuss, we were able to gain a strong cooperation partner for our pilot project at the Landau-Mörlheim sewage treatment plant, which supported us with technical components. You can find out in our blog how we approached the cooperation for water without microplastics and micropollutants and what results we were able to achieve.
17. February 2023

News about Micropastics Detection

The detection of microplastics is of crucial importance when it comes to assessing the risk potential and the entry routes of microplastics into the environment. A standardized detection method is therefore essential to collect comparable and reliable data on microplastic pollution and to identify hotspots. This blog gives an overview of our current study and the most important results.