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Held in the Bavarian city of Straubing on 17 and 18 September 2014, the 5th VDI trade conference on sewage treatment discussed legal changes for sewage disposal and modern methods of phosphorus reclamation. Alongside the implementation of the coalition agreements, questions regarding resource efficiency when utilising sewage, and development tendencies in phosphorus reclamation, the issue of conditioning with biodegradable polymers based on sustainable raw materials was also on the agenda. The Emsland Group has already devoted a great deal of attention to this issue over the years. Professor Dr.-Ing. Michael Sievers, Division Manager for Wastewater Processing Technology at the Clausthaler Umwelttechnik-Institut (CUTEC-Institut) GmbH, received appropriate support from the experience of the corporate group during his presentation on the topic "Materials processing with sewage sludge - an alternative for small and medium-sized municipalities".


The key topics included, among others:

  • Sewage sludge conditioning and its importance for sustainable processing steps
  • Origin, structure and effectiveness of regenerative polymers
  • Biodegradability
  • Comparing the effectiveness of regenerative and oil-based polymers
  • The first industrial-level examination results


When it comes to sustainability, the Emsland Group is a pioneer in the industry. Given that the principle of environmental protection and awareness is securely anchored in the entire corporate group's mission statement, an expert team has been dedicated to this area for years in order to place emphasis on it in the context of the sewage treatment process.


The first products Emfloc KC 750, Emfloc KCG 750 and Emfloc ECG 750 have already been brought to market-readiness in modern research and development laboratories.


Other products are in testing and currently undergoing intensive checks to test for their suitability, with the aim of providing a product portfolio of cationic and anionic coagulation aids for environmental technology in the near future.


Based on the positive practical tests in the port of Hamburg and in municipal sewage sludge treatment systems, there is a particularly strong focus on the areas of sewage sludge processing as well as liquid manure and digestate processing as future markets in the area of environmental technology as part of the Emsland Group strategy.


At the trade conference, the Emsland Group presented itself at its own exhibition stand where experts had many interesting discussions with participants and visitors and received a great deal of positive feedback.


Mr Melcher and Mr Beckmann are available to you as contact persons at any time.


Hans-Dieter Beckmann

Tel.: +49(0)5943/81-172

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Hermann-Josef Melcher

Tel.: +49(0)5943/81-281

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