The DVGW supports the gas and water industry in all technical and scientific areas. The main focus of the Association’s work is on safety and hygiene as well as environmental and consumer protection. The DVGW elaborates technical rules designed to promote the technical self-management of the German gas and water industry, thus ensuring the safe and secure supply of gas and water according to the highest international standards. The Association, which was founded in 1859, currently has approximately 14,000 members. The DVGW is free from economic and political influences.
Independent of the substances present in the water, the DVGW Research Center develops processes to achieve a specific water quality.
Biological processes with fixed-bed reactors are a core competence of the Engler-Bunte-Institut. In microbial electrolysis cells, we can use the power supply to specifically manipulate electroactive microorganisms and to degrade undesirable or produce desirable products.
In addition, we can also use advanced oxidation processes (AOP) to remove micropollutans as well as to eliminate antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
The processes are usually developed in the framework of cooperations in which companies and other research institutions participates.