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WS 2.1: Project ATLANTIS – Sewage Treatment Plants as a Resource For Water, Energy and Nutrients

Convener (s): Technical University Berlin, German Water Partnership e.V.

Co-Convener (s): Kleine Solutions GmbH, p2m Berlin GmbH

Chairman: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven-Uwe Geißen, Technical University Berlin

Moderator: Julia Braune, General Manager, German Water Partnership e.V., Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven-Uwe Geißen, Technical University Berlin

Rapporteur: Dr.-Ing. Johannes Wellmann

Speakers:

Speaker Name Presentation Title
Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Gester Decentralised and semi-centralised wastewater treatment plants
Ahmed Haggag Decentralised and semi-centralised wastewater treatment plants
Markus Leidinger System Optimization WWTP Bramsche and Liebenwalde
Martin Gräsl System Optimization WWTP Bramsche and Liebenwalde
Dipl.-Ing. Manuela Charatjan Excellence in Aeration Control – for energy efficient operation & improved process control
Hassan Ragab Excellence in Aeration Control – for energy efficient operation & improved process control
Philip Storch  
Ulrich Traugott  
Hubertus Schrage  
Dipl.-Ing. Paul Engelke  
Fahri Savas Ekinci  
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Mowad  

 

Session Content:

The project ATLANTIS, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, aims at creating the groundwork for sustainable and energy-efficient optimisation of wastewater treatment plants. The project focuses on a feasibility study for the conversion of (existing) plants to a resource for water, energy and nutrients. Taking the example of Egypt’s wastewater treatment plants, the project addresses the increasing water consumption and higher energy demand for water supply and disposal in the country. Energy costs are a central cost factor in wastewater treatment and are expected to rise in the near future. Inefficient technologies and processes at existing wastewater treatment plants also cause rising CO2 emissions. Furthermore, the availability of ground and surface water will decrease. The same is expected for nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus for agricultural fertilisers. If the current situation does not change, the availability of water, energy and nutrients will deteriorate. The workshop aims at demonstrating the potentials for zero-energy wastewater treatment plants and showing smart solutions and best practice examples from energy consumption to energy production, by focusing on biological treatment, sludge management, and plant control and operation.

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