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.
Networks and drinking water distribution 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.
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.
- About TZW
Research is sustainable, if tomorrow's challenges are identified and tackled in a targeted manner. TZW identifies itself as the driving force for the development of innovations that encompass the entire water cycle. Research, training, and education are the key factors for the future of the water sector.
We conduct about 50 research projects each year in the specialist areas of:
- Resource protection,
- Environmental biotechnology,
- Substance evaluation,
- Waste water and water cycle,
- Technologies, products and processes,
- Water distribution and infrastructure, and
- Safety and security, digitalisation and management
and in these areas, we develop concepts and processes that can be implemented successfully in practice. From our cooperation with utilities, companies, scientific institutions, and authorities, we are aware of the current problems in the water sector. Our expertise on all water-related topics is requested both across Germany and globally.
Water resources may cross borders. Thus, our research is of international and interdisciplinary character. TZW is embraced in many research and knowledge clusters worldwide. Therefore, effective knowledge transfer is ensured. TZW is a key partner of international associations in the catchment areas of the rivers Rhine, and a member of the Global Water Research Coalition (GWRC) and other research associations.