New Work Package on Decentralized Wastewater Management

With the start of phase II (2017-2020) of the SCCER EIP a new research topic was included: Decentralized Wastwater Management.

The objective is to evaluate the potential of energy recovery from wastewater at the household level. The work package will target the quantification of energy savings from different water-related technologies, alone and in combination with other energy-relevant measures. Typical challenges for on-site water technologies will be investigated in a concrete and highly innovative project on the use of greywater for cooling purposes, and other existing and emerging technologies will be tested in the NEST Water Hub.

Four new partners joined the SCCER EIP to address the manifold research activities of the new work package:

  • Eawag, Department Process Engineering and Department Urban Water Management
  • Empa, Urban Energy Systems Laboratory
  • Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, 
    Institute for Ecopreneurship
  • Hochschule Rapperswil, Institute for Energy Technology