Ecological Evaluation of energy savings vs. environmental impacts

Objective: Ecological assessment of the measures for energy optimisation in the view of the environmental impact respectively the wastewater and sewage sludge treatment. 

Working focus:

  • Life cycle assessment of the energy and material flows in the subsystem ‘wastewater treatment plant’ on its own as well as in the interaction with in the overall system

  • Integration of the energy simulation into an ecological inventory analysis under consideration of the resulting effects with the interaction of the German power supply grid

  • Enhanced life cycle assessment of selected wastewater treatment options of the future with a conduction of key figures and decision aids