Wasser 3.0 gGmbH Hall 8 / C64

Exhibitor Profile

Wasser 3.0 is a GreenTech startup enabling new standards in (waste)water treatment by combining high-tech materials, low-tech processes, and a systemic perspective. We remove microplastics and micropollutants like pharmaceuticals, pesticides, PFAS and heavy metals from all waters with flexible, cost- and energy-efficient solutions. This includes detection methods and reuse concepts. The optimal interaction within our strategy detect | remove | reuse means saving water, reducing waste, energy and costs, improving water quality.
As a Sustainability Entrepreneur, we work at the interface of science, industry, politics, and society to make measurable contributions to SDGs. Our work includes awareness raising and education.

Wasser 3.0 PE-X, our technology for removing mircoplastics from waters has been awarded with the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label in January 2021. Wasser 3.0 detect | remove | reuse won the German Innovation Award in Gold in May 2021.

Products / Markets

Product Index

  • Abscheider – Fest/Flüssig
  • Abwasserfilter
  • Analytische Messtechnik
  • Entsalzung
  • Flockungsmittel
  • Forschunganlagen
  • In-Line Qualitätskontrolle/Prozesskontrolle
  • Meerwasserentsalzung
  • Mikrofiltration
  • Nanofiltration
  • Partikelanalysemethoden
  • Pilotanlagen
  • Poröse Kunststoffe
  • Schlammentwässerung
  • mobile Filtrationseinheit

Market Scope

  • Abwasserwirtschaft
  • Chemische Industrie
  • Filtrations- und Separationsindustrie
  • Kunststoffverarbeitende Industrie
  • Lebensmittel-,Getränkeindustrie
  • Textilindustrie
  • Umweltschutz
  • Wasserbehandlung, versorgung

Product Index

  • Analytical Instruments
  • Desalination
  • Flocculants
  • In-line quality control / process control
  • Microfiltration
  • Mobile Filtration Unit
  • Nanofiltration
  • Particle Measuring Methods
  • Pilot Plants
  • Porous Plastics
  • Research Plants
  • Sea Water Desalination
  • Separators - Solid/Liquid
  • Sludge Dewatering
  • Waste Water Filters

Market Scope

  • Chemical Industries
  • Environmental Protection
  • Filtration and Separation Industry
  • Food, Beverage Industry
  • Plastic Industry
  • Textile Industry
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Water Treatment, Supply

Product Index

  • 凝聚剂
  • 分析仪器
  • 分离器 固体/液体
  • 在线质量控制/过程控制
  • 多孔塑料
  • 废水过滤器
  • 微孔过滤
  • 污泥脱水
  • 海水淡化
  • 研究设施
  • 移动式过滤装置
  • 纳米过滤
  • 脱盐
  • 试验工厂
  • 颗粒测量方法

Market Scope

  • 化学工业
  • 塑料工业
  • 废水处理
  • 水处理、供应
  • 环境保护
  • 纺织工业
  • 过滤与分离工业
  • 食品、饮料工业

Product Index

  • البحر تحلية المياه
  • التحاليل
  • الطيار النباتات
  • الفلترة الدقيقة
  • الفلترة الميكروية
  • بحث التسهيلات
  • تثقيب البلاستيك
  • تحلية المياه
  • سحب المياه من الأوحال
  • طرق قياس الجسيمات
  • فلاتر ماء التصريف
  • فواصل المواد الصلبة والسوائل
  • في خط مراقبة الجودة / التحكم في العمليات
  • وحدات تلبد
  • وحدة ترشيح متنقلة

Market Scope

  • التغذية بالمياه وتصريفها
  • الصناعات الغذائية وصناعة المشروبات
  • الصناعة الكيماوية
  • الصناعة النسيجية
  • صناعات الفلترة وفصل المواد
  • صناعة الألبان
  • صناعة البلاستيك
  • معالجة مياه الصرف

Product Index

  • Contrôle de la qualité / contrôle en ligne processus
  • Desalination
  • Dessalement de l'eau de mer
  • Egouttage de boues
  • Filtres pour eau usées
  • Floculants
  • Installations de recherche
  • Installations pilotes
  • Instruments analytiques
  • Matières synthétiques poreuses
  • Microfiltration
  • Méthodes de mesures de particules
  • Nanofiltration
  • Séparateurs – solides/liquides
  • Unité de filtration mobile

Market Scope

  • Industrie chimique
  • Industrie de filtration et de séparation
  • Industrie des matières synthétiques
  • Industrie laitière
  • Industrie textile
  • Industries alimentaires et des boissons
  • Traitement des eaux usées
  • Traitement d’eau, alimentation

Product Index

  • Agenti flocculanti
  • Controllo qualità in linea/ Controllo processo
  • Desalinazione
  • Desalinazione acqua marina
  • Disidratazione dei fanghi
  • Filtri acque reflue
  • Impianti di ricerca
  • Impianti pilota
  • Metodi di misurazione particelle
  • Microfiltrazione
  • Nanofiltrazione
  • Plastiche porose
  • Separatori - solido/liquido
  • Strumenti analitici
  • Unità di filtrazione mobile

Market Scope

  • Protezione ambientale
  • Settore alimenti e bevande
  • Settore chimico
  • Settore filtrazione e separazione
  • Settore industria tessile
  • Settore plastica
  • Trattamento acque reflue
  • Trattamento approvvigionamento acqua

Product Index

  • Filtry ścieków
  • Flokulanty
  • Instalacje badawcze
  • Instalacje pilotażowe
  • Kontrola jakości filtrów połączonych szeregowo/ Kontrola procesu
  • Metody pomiaru cząsteczek
  • Mikrofiltracja
  • Mobilna jednostka filtracyjna
  • Nanofiltracja
  • Narzędzia analityczne
  • Odsalanie
  • Odsalanie wody morskiej
  • Odwadnianie osadu
  • Plastik porowaty
  • Separatory - Ciała stałe/ciecze

Market Scope

  • Filtrowanie i separacja
  • Ochrona środowiska
  • Oczyszczanie ścieków (waste water)
  • Przemysł chemiczny
  • Przemysł spożywczy
  • Przemysł tekstylny
  • Przemysł tworzyw sztucznych
  • Uzdatnianie wody i zaopatrzenie w wodę

Product Index

  • Desalination
  • Filtros de águas residuais
  • Floculantes
  • Instrumentos analíticos
  • Microfiltração
  • Métodos de medição de partículas
  • Na linha de controle de qualidade / controle de processo
  • Nanofiltração
  • Pesquisa Instalações
  • Plantas Piloto
  • Plásticos porosos
  • Secagem de lamas
  • Separadores - sólidos/líquidos
  • Unidade de filtração móvel
  • Água do Mar Dessalinização

Market Scope

  • Indústria alimentar, de bebidas
  • Indústria de filtragem e separação
  • Indústria dos plásticos
  • Indústria leiteira
  • Indústria têxtil
  • Indústrias químicas
  • Tratamento de água de despejo
  • Tratamento de água, abastecimento

Product Index

  • Аналитические инструменты
  • В он-лайн контроля качества / управление процессом
  • Микрофильтрование
  • Нанофильтрация
  • Научно-исследовательских учреждений
  • Обезвоживание осадка
  • Опреснения морской воды
  • Пилотные установки
  • Пористые пластики
  • Сепараторы – твердые вещества / жидкости
  • Способы измерения частиц
  • Фильтры сточных вод
  • Флокулянты
  • мобильная установка фильтрации
  • опреснение

Market Scope

  • Молочная промышленность
  • Отрасль фильтрации и сепарирования
  • Очистка воды, водоснабжение
  • Очистка сточных вод
  • Производство пластмасс
  • Производство продуктов питания и напитков
  • Текстильная промышленность
  • Химическая промышленность

Product Index

  • Control de calidad / control de procesos en línea
  • Desalination
  • Deshidratación de lodos
  • Filtros de agua residual
  • Floculantes
  • Instalaciones de investigación
  • Instrumentos analíticos
  • Microfiltración
  • Métodos de medición de partículas
  • Nanofiltración
  • Plantas Piloto
  • Plásticos porosos
  • Sea Water Desalination
  • Separadores - sólido/líquido
  • Unidad de filtración móvil

Market Scope

  • Industria de la alimentación y las bebidas
  • Industria de la filtración y la separación
  • Industria de los plásticos
  • Industria de los productos lácteos
  • Industria textil
  • Industrias químicas
  • Tratamiento de aguas residuales
  • Tratamiento, suministro de agua

Product Index

  • Analitik Cihazlar
  • Araştırma Tesisleri
  • Atıksu Filtreleri
  • Deniz Suyu Arıtma
  • Gözenekli Plastikler
  • In-line kalite kontrol / proses kontrol
  • Mikrofiltrasyon
  • Mobil filtrasyon ünitesi
  • Nanofiltrasyon
  • Partikül Ölçüm Yöntemleri
  • Pilot Tesisler
  • Separatörler - Katı/Sıvı
  • Topaklaştırıcılar
  • Tuz Giderme
  • Çamur Susuzlaştırma

Market Scope

  • Atıksu Arıtma
  • Filtrasyon ve Ayırma Endüstrisi
  • Gıda, İçecek Endüstrisi
  • Kimya Endüstrisi
  • Plastik Endüstrisi
  • Su Arıtma, Temin
  • Tekstil Endüstrisi
  • Çevre Koruma

Product Index

  • 나노 여과
  • 다공질 플라스틱
  • 모바일 여과 장치
  • 분리기 - 고체/액체
  • 분석 장치
  • 슬러지 탈수
  • 연구 시설
  • 응집제
  • 인라인 품질 관리/공정 관리
  • 입자 측정 방법
  • 정밀 여과
  • 탈염
  • 파일럿 플랜트
  • 폐수 필터
  • 해수 담수화

Market Scope

  • 섬유 산업
  • 수질 관리, 수자원 공급
  • 식음료 산업
  • 여과 및 분리 산업
  • 폐수 처리
  • 플라스틱 산업
  • 화학 산업
  • 환경 보호

Product Index

  • インライン品質管理・プロセス制御
  • ナノ濾過
  • パイロットプラント
  • 凝集剤
  • 分析機器
  • 分離機 - 固形・液体
  • 多孔質プラスチック
  • 廃水フィルター
  • 汚泥脱水
  • 海水淡水化
  • 研究用プラント
  • 移動式濾過ユニット
  • 粒子測定方法
  • 精密濾過
  • 脱塩

Market Scope

  • プラスチック業界
  • 化学工業
  • 水処理および関連製品
  • 汚水処理
  • 濾過および分離技術工業
  • 環境保護
  • 繊維業界
  • 食品、飲料業界

Press release

This is Wasser 3.0 gGmbH and our vision and mission

Founded in May 2020, Wasser 3.0 is a German non-profit company, which emerged from a university research project with a holistic vision: Clean water – worldwide. Inventor, founder, CEO and former junior professor for organic and ecological chemistry Dr. Katrin Schuhen has been on her mission for water purification since 2012.

This includes the implementation of strongly application-orientated research projects for the detection and elimination of microplastic (and micropollutants) from waters. Aligned with the SDGs, Wasser 3.0 aims to push innovation, resource efficiency and circular economy in wastewater treatment to new levels along with awareness raising campaigns for environmentally responsible behaviors.

We are a small team operating in network structures with partners from science and industry. With interdisciplinary know-how and highest levels of motivation, energy and idealism, Wasser 3.0 is driven to act for planet & people – generating impact by sustainably removing microplastics (and micro-pollutants) from water and reusing microplastics after its removal – across value chains and following the circular economy criteria.

Detecting and permanently removing microplastics and micropollutants in water presents science and industry with enormous challenges. Limit values have been discussed politically for years, but have not been adopted. With its approach, its potentials and goals, Wasser 3.0 is in a scientific, economic-industrial and socio-political area of tension. In order to continue to act solution-oriented and cooperatively in this area of tension and to successfully develop the approaches of Wasser 3.0, we have clearly positioned ourselves with the gGmbH in the interests of the common good and environmental protection.

With Wasser 3.0 PE-X® we can demonstrate the world's first process that removes microplastics from water sustainably and efficiently: procedurally very simple, cost-effective, low-maintenance and without negative effects on adjacent ecosystems. At the end of the process, there remains clean water, a recycling of the waste products and the protection of the sewage sludge from contamination by microplastics. All innovation areas of Wasser 3.0 PE-X® are in ongoing patenting processes and have been successfully piloted in municipal German sewage treatment plants as part of the 4th cleaning stage, in industrial processes and also for salt water applications since 2019.

The market transfer for use in sewage treatment plants (in combination with the fourth cleaning stage) and as an individual solution for industries is currently in the start-up phase.

Conference Presentation/s

Novel method for removal of microplastics from various waters using organosilanes

M. Sturm, D. Schober, Wasser 3.0 gGmbH / abcr GmbH; K. Schuhen*, Wasser 3.0 gGmbH, Germany

Learn more at FILTECH 2022 Conference

Microplastics (MP) are ubiquitous in the aquatic environment and need to be removed. A new method uses organosilanes for the removal of MP from various waters. When organosilanes are added to water containing MP, they attach to the surface of the microplastics, collect it in agglomerates and fix it chemically. The trick is that MP agglomerates float on the surface and do not sink down to the ground. An easy separation with a skimmer leads to a reproducible MP removal efficiency of > 95% independent of polymer type and concentration.

To ensure the functionality of the process and to identify microplastics hotspots and sources, microplastics in the water needs to be quantified. Microplastics monitoring in waters with the common methods is very complex, time-consuming and expensive. Therefore, we developed a new approach to detect microplastics fast and inexpensive using fluorescent dyes. Those are selective for microplastics, which makes them easily detectable using a fluorescent imaging device.

According to circular economy, we are also looking for ways to reuse and recycle the microplastics agglomerates from the water. One promising approach is the use in concrete production. Another, but less favorable approach, is energy production.

Summarized, Wasser 3.0 applies a holistic concept for detection, removal, and reuse of microplastics from wastewater, industrial process water, seawater, and freshwater systems to combine environmental protection, sustainability, and resource efficiency...

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