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MESH-dynamic filtration: An energy efficient separation process in wastewater treatment

Project Leader
Fuchs Werner, BOKU Project Leader
Klima- und Energiefonds
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
M-U-T Maschinen-Umwelttechnik-Transportanlagen GmbH, Schießstattgasse 49, 2000 Stockerau, Austria.
Contact person: DI (FH) Rainer Baumgartner;
Function of the Project Partner: Koordinator
Stadtgemeinde Tulln, Austria.
Contact person: DI Wolfgang Paal;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Gahleitner Bernhard, Project Staff (bis 02.01.2015)
Loderer Christian, Project Staff (bis 31.12.2014)
BOKU Research Units
Institute for Environmental Biotechnology
Funded by
Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Sensengasse 1, 1090 Wien, Austria
M-U-T Maschinen-Umwelttechnik-Transportanlagen Ges.m.b.H., Schießstattgasse 49, 2000 Stockerau, Austria
The MESH project should result in a wastewater treatment process for the purification of wastewater which is at the same time energy efficient and space saving. Fabric filters submerged into the activated sludge tank will remove sludge from the purified water in a compact assembly and at half the energy demand of the competing membrane technology and about 15-20% less energy demand concerning the conventional wastewater treatment process. The geometric design of the filters, the ideal operation mode and an efficient cleaning procedure for the filters will be critical.
interdisciplinary natural science; environmental protection; process engineering; environmental technology; biotechnology; energy saving (measures for); environmental protection;
wastewater process; energy reduction; textile filtration; membrane technology;

* Gahleitner, B; Loderer, C; Schuster, S; Fuchs, W; (2013): Long term performance and monitoring of a 10 m³ pilot plant using textile filter modules for direct activated sludge separation.

Filtration , 13(1), 26-31; ISSN 1479-0602


Loderer C., Gahleitner B., Fuchs W. (2011): MESH, an alternative sludge separation process based on the dynamic filtration principle . [Poster]

CASEE Workshop on Developing bio-based economy - contributions and needs of the Danube Region, OCT 18,2011, Brussels

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