Wasser 3.0 gGmbH

Exhibitor Profile

Wasser 3.0 is an award-winning GreenTech startup enabling new standards in (waste)water treatment by combining high-tech materials, low-tech processes, and a systemic perspective.

We offer economically and ecologically meaningful solutions for micropollutants and microplastics in waters. With our strategy detect | remove | reuse, we take a completely new approach to the complexities and diversity of (waste)water treatment making new levels of efficiency and sustainability possible.

Wasser 3.0 detect is a simple, fast, and low-cost detection and process control method for microplastic. It enables for the first-time on-site process control.
Wasser 3.0 PE-X® is the world's first filter-free process that removes microplastics and/or micropollutants from waters. It uses non-toxic organosilanes and an agglomeration-fixation: The agglomerates float to the surface and can be easily skimmed off. We achieve removal efficiencies of reproducible > 95 %, independent of polymer type, pH, and pollutant concentration in any kind of water.

Considering waste/water a resource, we close the loop with Wasser 3.0 reuse. The discharged agglomerates of our removal processes become the basis for new products. Treated waters can be either reused as process water or deployed as micropollutant-free wastewater.

The optimal interaction within our strategy Wasser 3.0 detect | remove | reuse delivers ECO³: (1) saving water, energy, and costs; (2) reducing waste; (3) improving water quality.

Products / Markets

Product Index

  • Abscheider – Fest/Flüssig
  • Abwasserfilter
  • Analytische Messtechnik
  • Chemikalien für die Vorbehehandlung
  • 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
  • Zellstoff-, Papierindustrie

Product Index

  • Analytical Instruments
  • Chemicals for Pretreatment
  • 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
  • Pulp, Paper 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
  • 化学预处理
  • 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
  • 纸浆、造纸工业
  • 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
  • كيماويات المعالجة الأولية
  • وحدات تلبد
  • وحدة ترشيح متنقلة

Market Scope

  • التغذية بالمياه وتصريفها
  • الصناعات الغذائية وصناعة المشروبات
  • الصناعة الكيماوية
  • الصناعة النسيجية
  • الصناعة الورقية
  • 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
  • Produits chimiques de prétraitement
  • Séparateurs – solides/liquides
  • Unité de filtration mobile

Market Scope

  • Industrie chimique
  • Industrie de filtration et de séparation
  • Industrie de la pâte de cellulose et du papier
  • 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
  • Prodotti chimici per pretrattamento
  • 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 dell carta e della cellulosa
  • Settore industria tessile
  • Settore plastica
  • Trattamento acque reflue
  • Trattamento approvvigionamento acqua

Product Index

  • Chemikalia do wstępnej obróbki
  • 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 celulozowo-papierniczy
  • 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
  • Químicos de pré-tratamento
  • 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
  • Pasta, indústria do papel
  • 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
  • Реагенты для предварительной обработки
  • Сепараторы – твердые вещества / жидкости
  • Способы измерения частиц
  • Фильтры сточных вод
  • Флокулянты
  • мобильная установка фильтрации
  • опреснение

Market Scope

  • Бумажная промышленность
  • 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
  • Sustancias químicas de tratamiento previo
  • Unidad de filtración móvil

Market Scope

  • Industria de la alimentación y las bebidas
  • Industria de la filtración y la separación
  • Industria de la pasta de madera, el papel
  • 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
  • Ön Arıtma Kimyasalları

Market Scope

  • Atıksu Arıtma
  • Filtrasyon ve Ayırma Endüstrisi
  • Gıda, İçecek Endüstrisi
  • Kimya Endüstrisi
  • Plastik Endüstrisi
  • Selüloz, Kağıt 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
  • 전처리용 화학물질
  • 정밀 여과
  • 탈염
  • 파일럿 플랜트
  • 폐수 필터
  • 해수 담수화

Market Scope

  • 섬유 산업
  • 수질 관리, 수자원 공급
  • 식음료 산업
  • 여과 및 분리 산업
  • 제지, 종이 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
  • 前処理用薬品
  • 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

  • パルプ、製紙業界
  • 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, A. Korzin, Wasser 3.0 gGmbH / abcr GmbH; S. Haubensack, K. Schuhen*, Wasser 3.0 gGmbH, Germany

Presentation at FILTECH 2022 Conference

Microplastics (MP) are ubiquitous in the aquatic environment and need to be removed. A new method uses organosilanes, based on Green Chemistry, 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 them, form agglomerates and fix them chemically. The trick is that MP agglomerates then float onto 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 removal processes - and to generally identify microplastics hotspots and sources in the global watercycle -, microplastics in the water need to be quantified. However, microplastics´ monitoring in waters with conventional 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. In the sense of a future circular economy, we also investigate ways to reuse and recycle the microplastics agglomerates from the treated 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 the detection, removal, and reuse of microplastics from wastewater, industrial process water, seawater, and freshwater systems. It achieves environmental protection, sustainability, and resource efficiency with low-tech, low-maintenance and low-cost solutions...

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