At the beginning of May Dr. Simon Jabornig – together with two representatives of the MCI Innsbruck, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Thomas Obholzer and Maximilian Pupp M.Sc. – installed a C-ION turbine at the research wastewater treatment plant of the Emschergenossenschaft in Dinslaken, which will conduct a three-month pilot test for the removal of trace substances and the suppression of bulking sludge.
The Emschergenossenschaft, founded in Bochum in 1899, with its headquarters in Essen, is the oldest and biggest public German water board, responsible for water management, wastewater discharge and treatment, groundwater management and regulation of post-mining landscape in the Emscher catchment with 2.2 Mio. citizens between Dortmund and Duisburg.
Anthropogenic trace substances (pharmaceuticals, hormones etc.), which get into the water via humans, and bulking sludge, caused by filamentous bacteria (especially Microthrix parvicella and Nocardia), constitute two frequent problems in municipal wastewater treatment plants.
The C-ION technology offers a sustainable solution for both of them.