One of the most complex areas of environmental engineering in the 21st century is water treatment.
Factors such as the oxygen content of the water, the raw hydrogen composition, the different properties of the substances in the water and microorganisms as well as their reactivity, flow velocities and the temperature of the water are elementary points that influence the effectiveness of various water treatment processes.
On the one hand, the different treatment methods pursue contrary goals, which have an effect on the final quality of the water with regard to the efficiency of filtration, and on the other hand, they are not universally suitable for all requirements due to existing weaknesses.
The safest way to generate as pure water as possible is the treatment according to the “water pipe”, since this way the problem of subsequent contamination due to foreign substances in the line after the processing unit out of the way.
According to the UN, around 750 million people have no access to clean drinking water. Climate change is causing increasing periods of drought and pollutant levels in groundwater are rising.
As early as 2025, the World Health Organization expects this number to rise to around 1.8 billion.
The industry pollutes the air and everything seeps into the groundwater. The Chinese government, for example, officially states that it can not guarantee clean air and clean water.
But in Germany too we are struggling with hormones, drug residues and chemicals in drinking water that are increasingly likely to cross the barriers of waterworks.
On the one hand, it is due to outdated processing techniques and, on the other hand, that there are no limit values or legal regulations for about 50,000 substances, whereby the limit values have continuously been raised here over the past 30 years. German drinking water is not examined for viruses, drug residues or hormones.
In the development of the Membratech® A series, we paid particular attention to this problem and created a system that did not exist before and that can effectively counteract global drinking water pollution.