3rd Water JPI Conference Excursions

on November 18, 2021 

Excursion 1:
The wastewater experimental station at the Emschermündung wastewater treatment plant

The experimental station “TECHNIKUM” was constructed in 1963 on the site of the Emscher mouth wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) that was planned here close to the Rhine. In the first few years, semi- and large industrial-scale studies were carried out on the design of the new large WWTP of the Emschergenossenschaft. In the 1970s and 1980s the focus was then on optimising the treatment technology of this plant and undertaking studies for the expansion of the WWTPs of the Lippeverband. In the early 1990s the TECHNIKUM was extended once more in order to realise industrial-scale investigations for the construction of the new Bottrop WWTP. 

  • 9.30 a.m. at the treatment plant (departure from the Parking Lot next to Stadthalle Mülheim an der Ruhr: 8.45 a.m.)
  • 2 tours with a maximum of 15 people per tour
  • Drop-Off
    Mülheim an der Ruhr Main Station (Railway, Buses and Underground Trains). Any luggage can be taken on the bus and will be locked during the excursion.

Excursion 2:
The Water Treatment Process at RWW Rheinisch-Westfälische Wasserwerksgesellschaft mbH

RWW offers tours through the Ruhr waterworks Mülheim-Styrum/ Ost to experience how the pumping and treatment of drinking water is done: In the 1970s, the Mülheim process was developed to use a predominantly biological form of treatment, which replaced the previously common chlorine disinfection by ozonation and activated carbon filters  This multi-barrier system is now recognized worldwide.

  • 9.30 a.m. at the Ruhrwasserwerk (departure from the Parking Lot next to Stadthalle Mülheim an der Ruhr: 9 a.m.)
  • 2 tours with a maximum of 10 people per tour
  • Drop-Off
    Mülheim an der Ruhr Main Station (Railway, Buses and Underground Trains). Any luggage can be taken on the bus and will be locked during the excursion.