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New concepts for the reuse of Microplastics

Waste, including the microplastic agglomerates from our removal processes, is recyclable. In our research area reuse, we investigate how these valuable residues could get back into the value chain. The key: circular economy meets resource conservation.

Status quo

Produce, consume, throw away - this form of economic activity is a one-way street. The existing linear economy is incompatible with planetary challenges and boundaries and does not do justice to the efforts to preserve our earth.

Society, science, politics, and business must find a responsible approach to our limited resources and make the cycle the new guiding principle. Recycling and saving resources are key concepts.

Responsible research for more value

From the start of our research projects, we think about the end..

This includes that we identify recycling concepts for our microplastic removal products. For us, thermal decomposition is the last resort, if at all.

The waste products from Wasser 3.0 PE-X® become the basis for new products. We understand wastewater treatment to be a value creation process. The treated water can either be reused as process water or discharged as microplastic or micropollutant-free wastewater.

There is an individual reuse concept for each removal process, depending on the composition of the pollutants and the properties of the water.

detect | remove | reuse describes Wasser 3.0 in a circular economy context. Only those who close the cycle work sustainably. With Wasser 3.0 reuse, we research the reuse of our agglomerates.

We do research for more ECO³ in all processes.

  • Save water.
  • Avoid waste.
  • Improve water quality.


A circular economy strategy for water treatment

For Wasser 3.0 reuse, we work with innovatively thinking and acting partners to find and research new product applications for our microplastic removal products.

Wasser 3.0 reuse reduces the need for fossil resources, reduces the carbon footprint, and meets the standards of zero waste and circular economy.