Water analysis Conducting and evaluating physical-chemical and microbiological water testing in accordance with the German Drinking Water Ordinance and other relevant legal regulations.
Testing of products and devices Initial testing of products and materials in contact with drinking water. Our Test Centre is accredited for more than 200 different product standards according to DIN EN ISO 17025. Test and develop UV technology.
Treatment technologies Develop sustainable water supply concepts. Implement, monitor and optimise new technologies. Test and further develop existing treatment methods.
Micropollutants and microorganisms Develop and improve the method of determination using cutting-edge equipment. Investigate the presence, behaviour and retention of inorganic and organic micropollutants in the water cycle and drinking water treatment.
Network management and drinking water installation Microbiological quality change, deposit formation and cleaning and optimisation of the distribution network operation. Evaluate and analyse corrosion damage.
Risk management Support for water supply companies to establish a Water Safety Plan. Benefit from our extensive expertise.
Environmental biotechnology and contaminated sites Evaluation of the decomposition potential at contaminated locations. Development of sustainable ways to eliminate pollutants from the environment. Employ a combination of microbiological and technical methods.
Resource protection Protection of water resources, risk management in water catchment areas
Environmental biotechnology Technical and biological methods for the elimination of microorganisms, microbiological degradation processes
Microorganisms Developing and applying reliable and sensitive detection methods, evaluating disinfection and treatment measures
Micropollutants Determination of micropollutants, transformation products and microplastics reliably and sensitively, investigate behaviour in the water cycle, qualified risk assessment
Waste water and water cycle Use of biological decomposition, developing integrated water supply and waste water management concepts
New technologies and products Testing and optimizing processes and products to treat, disinfect and post-process drinking water for efficiency, security and robustness
Asset management and infrastructure Development of management strategies and innovative tools to evaluate the condition of the supply network and its components
Safety and security, digitalisation and management Digital transformation in public drinking water supply, increase the safety and security of drinking water supply
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The Digital Water Utility of the Future
How can water utilities gain profit of new digital technologies and what will they look like in the future? The Global Water Research Coalition (GWRC)…Read more
New project for the inspection of drinking water pipelines during operation
Optical inspection systems are already in widespread use in the wastewater sector. A recently launched DVGW research project is to explore the…Read more
TZW is starting 2021 with a new, future-oriented organisational structure. At the end of the year, two long-standing heads of department retired. "We…Read more
Water knows no borders
Just as water bodies transcend borders, research topics are dealt with on an international and interdisciplinary basis. TZW: DVGW-Technologiezentrum…Read more
Sino-German Water Supply Network (SIGN)
The Sino-German Water Supply Network (SIGN) is a joint project that has been running since 2015 with BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)…Read more
TZW and PUB Singapore jointly research nanoparticle analysis in water reuse
The cooperation between the Singapore National Water Agency PUB and TZW lasts since June 2014 with several projects being worked on. The research…Read more
New EU Drinking Water Directive: Regulations for PFASs are analytically only partly feasible
The draft of the new EU Drinking Water Directive regulates per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs) for the first time. These industrially…Read more
TZW research on SARS-CoV-2 in the aquatic environment
On behalf of the DVGW, scientists at TZW evaluated and summarised about 300 studies and other literature on SARS-CoV-2. This provides the current…Read more
What UV LEDs can do for drinking water disinfection
LEDs (light-emitting diodes) have become environmentally friendly and cost efficient alternatives to previously used light sources in many areas of…Read more
TZW Board of trustees holds its 25th meeting online
On 8 July 2020, the Board of Trustees of TZW met for the 25th time. The keynote lecture on SARS-CoV 2 from a water management perspective, which was…Read more
Asset management with system and innovative technology
Tailor-made concepts for the asset management and the operation of drinking water distribution systems are the essential basis for a sustainable and…Read more
Assessing relevant chemicals for drinking water
When small, polar and mobile substances are discussed as water contaminants, scientists often speak of PMT/vPvM substances, PMOC, SMS and hot-targets…Read more
MALDI-TOF-MS for species identification in drinking water microbiology
In the past few years a new and innovative method has been developed to quickly identify microorganisms – MALDI-TOF-MS (matrix-assisted laser…Read more
The new drinking water directive has a strong emphasis on risk management
Precautionary planning and risk-based approaches are addressed in the current EC drinking water directive. But their significance shall be emphasised…Read more
Be on the safe side with KTW hygiene certification 1+
The quality of the drinking water that flows from taps across Germany is excellent. Besides water quality, also other factors play an important role…Read more
Rhine Ministerial Conference adopts quantitative reduction targets for micropollutants
The 16th Rhine Ministerial Conference took place in Amsterdam on 13 February 2020. The ministries responsible for water protection in the Rhine…Read more
GWRC-Factsheet Covid-19 Virus
As the COVID-19 Virus associated respiratory disease is rapidly spreading worldwide, a fact sheet published by GWRC (Global Water Research Coalition)…Read more
Microplastic: New method for the analysis of water samples
TZW has established a new method for the analysis of microplastic particles in water samples down to 5 μm particle size.This is an important step to…Read more
"TZW-Kolloquium" offered an overview of current water topics
Every year in December TZW: DVGW-Technologiezentrum Wasser (German Water Centre) in Karlsruhe welcomes around 150 guests from water supply companies,…Read more
International Conference on UV LED Technologies ICULTA 2020
Two years after the first successful ‘International Conference on UV LED Technologies & Applications (ICULTA)’ the next conference will be held from…Read more
Climate change and extreme weather events call for new strategies
The current Newsletter No. 47 "TZW aktuell" (in German) reports on projects in the TZW on the impacts of climate change on drinking water supply and…Read more
gat|wat 2019: Innovation scouting – Outside the box
What can the water supply sector learn from other industries and what impulses for innovative technologies can be gained? Answers will be provided at…Read more
FIWARE4Water: Survey on digitalisation in the water sector
In June 2019, the EU project FIWARE4Water, which focuses on digitalisation in the water sector, was launched. TZW is a German partner within this…Read more
Better detection of undesirable contaminants in groundwater
New methods for groundwater analysis are available following the completion of a research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education…Read more
New: Volume on the optimisation of EOF analysis
The current volume of the TZW publication series reports on the further development of the surrogate parameter EOF and the identification of…Read more
TZW mapped as "Water Europe Living Lab"
In July 2019, "Water Europe" published the first edition of the "Atlas of the EU Water Oriented Living Labs". The TZW: DVGW-Technologiezentrum Wasser…Read more
TZW invests in innovative LED test bench
In order to strengthen the sustainability of the "Advanced UV for Life" consortium, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) provided…Read more
Content impulses and personnel changes
The board of trustees of the TZW: DVGW-Technologiezentrum Wasser (German Water Centre) met on 11 July 2019 for its annual meeting in Karlsruhe. The…Read more
New: Publication series on the contamination of drinking water with enterococci
A research project funded by the DVGW addresses the question of which pathways enterococci use to enter drinking water and how they behave. The…Read more
Antibiotic resistance in the water cycle
In Berlin, the research alliance HyReKA published its results on antibiotic resistance in the water cycle. Since 2016, researchers in the project,…Read more
Dresden Drinking Water Colloquium
About 170 employees from water suppliers, companies and authorities in the water sector met on 14 May 2019 for the 28th Dresden Drinking Water…Read more
TZW newsletter: The latest findings on PFAS and their effects on the environment
In its newsletter No. 46 (04/2019), TZW provides brief information on its current projects and research activities. The editorial gives an overview of…Read more
Modern, structured, comprehensive
TZW has a new website: “TZW’s impressive new web presence has completely revised content, additional services and functions, a clear structure and a…Read more
Hygienic suitability of products used for drinking water – new evaluation criteria
About 150 delegates came to an information event organised by TZW to discover what the new German Environment Agency evaluation criteria mean for…Read more
Waterworks residues: dispose or recycle?
Waterworks residues are generated during the treatment of drinking water, especially during flocculation and filtration. Residues include both the…Read more
From microbiology to climate change
The TZW colloquium presents key themes in water research. Every seat was taken for TZW’s event: DVGW-Technologiezentrums Wasser in Karlsruhe at its…Read more
German-Australian cooperation on water microbiology
Called “gabi - German Australian Joint Cooperation for Water Microbiology”, a German-Australian cooperation was initiated between the biggest…Read more
En route to smart data for water supply
How can artificial intelligence, algorithms or data platforms help water supply companies to deal with future challenges? On 14 November 2018, TZW and…Read more
TZW newsletter: The digitalisation trend and internal changeover
The latest newsletter No. 45 gives a brief overview of current projects and research activities at TZW. The lead article is dedicated to the trend of…Read more
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