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Innovative solutions for the removal of microplastics and micropollutants – Sondermaschinen Oschersleben builds our pilot plants
The path to clean water begins with a scientifically based feasibility study in one of our pilot plants. The starting point is formed by innovative material and technology solutions for the removal of microplastics and micropollutants from different types of water.
In addition to the available materials for the detection and removal of microplastics from (waste) water, which abcr GmbH supplies, reliable plant manufacturers are also needed. With smo we have found the partner for the construction of our rental systems. And this is how our cooperation to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals works.
Bottom-up progress instead of top-down standstill – when basic work in the field of application-oriented research meets marketable solutions for water without microplastics and micropollutants
The starting point is a detailed data analysis of the current state. On this data-based foundation, we build a sustainable solution and implementation concept. Our goals are stable, resource-efficient, and low-tech process solutions with a positive impact on people and the environment.
The way we think and act is logical and understandable: The faster systems for removing microplastics are proactively installed in industrial production, processing and recycling processes, the more microplastics we can remove, preventing uncontrolled inputs into the environment. The process water and waste are also recycled with recycling management fully implemented.
We are already creating speed of action today and rely on many impact accelerators.
United in one mission – The importance of partnerships at eye level
"Wasser 3.0 doesn't sell any chemicals and we also can't build any machines or plants ", this statement, or something similar, always comes from the managing director Dr. Katrin Schuhen when it comes to how scaling and growth can work in a non-profit company. But then how does it work?
Less drowing board, more process-close
We don’t develop our application-based solutions for water without microplastics and micropollutants on the drawing board or exclusively on the PC. We rely on the microplastics service lab and the technical facilities at the Landau wastewater treatment plant site. Here we can develop a tailor-made implementation strategy in all directions. Data-driven, hands-on, scientifically based.
Full steam ahead for scaling and growth
When it comes to the final, market-ready, and segment-based overall solution, we have many competent cooperation partners. Sondermaschinen Oschersleben GmbH (smo) is such a partner.
"In order to develop a system for a chemical process, it is essential for every partner to have a precise understanding of the Wasser 3.0 PE-X® process developed by Wasser 3.0 and, in particular, the materials used in the process. The aim was to develop the process, which has already been successfully applied at laboratory and pilot plant scales, under realistic conditions into a modular, adaptable, and scalable system concept which can then be implemented at an industrial scale," explains Matthias Franke, Managing Director of smo.
Without a desire for change and the drive to develop processes and pursue sustainable action, water without microplastics is not possible
Although there are still no regulations and laws that mandate the removal of microplastics from industrial production, processing and recycling processes, there is an increasing desire for sustainable process design and circular economy concepts on the behalf of the industry. Here, Wasser 3.0 delivers with detect | remove | reuse.
"It makes us a bit proud that we, as a small, medium-sized company, can make a sustainable contribution to the removal of microplastics from water with our systems in the future," explains Matthias Franke, Managing Director of smo GmbH.
Adaptive, modular and scalable rental systems for national and international use
Together with smo we have found answers to the following requests made by industry:
- Inexpensive & efficient.
- Low investment costs.
- Easy to implement in a space-saving manner.
- Resource-saving and energy-saving.
- Reducing CO2 footprint.
- No waste, more circular economy.
- Ecologically and socially compatible.
Individual and adaptable
The result is a system that can be used as a complete or rental system, regardless of the type and quantity of water and other individual requirements. For example, with a small, compact rental system that can be easily integrated into existing processes, the process can be used directly at the point of greatest stress, the functionality can be demonstrated and the microplastic footprint can be reduced immediately.
Ecological-economic-social impact calculations are then made from the data obtained on microplastic removal efficiency, water quality improvement, resource requirements, and waste generation.
"This is more than any standardized life cycle assessment requires and already provides the answers to tomorrow's questions today," says Katrin Schuhen, explaining the path of true Sustainable Process Design.
The next steps together
With Sondermaschinen Oschersleben (smo) we are fortunate to have found exactly the right partner at the right time to be able to take the next logical step in our mission for water without microplastics and micropollutants. We would like to thank you very much for the cooperative work and support and look forward to joint future developments.