The RWTH Aachen University hosted a productive demonstration session with project partners from the ToDrinq’s WP5 Technology Development. The event marked a significant milestone in the development of advanced water treatment technologies.

Key highlights included the demonstration of bench scale Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) systems and the startup of pilot scale MABR units provided by OxyMem, a DuPont brand. These systems represent cutting-edge solutions for drinking water treatment, emphasizing sustainability and efficiency.

The Work Package 5 of the ToDrinQ project focuses on developing and adapting treatment technologies for small-scale, flexible water treatment systems. The initiative is set to deliver a novel biofilm-membrane hybrid system combined with next-generation adsorbents aimed at sequestering persistent and mobile pollutants.

Specific objectives for WP5 include defining the requirements for small-scale systems, assessing the feasibility of MABR technology for removing Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) from drinking water, developing innovative adsorbents for the removal of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and other pollutants, and integrating smart monitoring and control systems to enhance the operational flexibility and resilience of water treatment setups.

This demonstration session at RWTH Aachen not only highlighted the progress made in the field but also set the stage for further developments in ensuring cleaner water through innovative technology. The success of these systems could lead to more sustainable and effective drinking water treatment solutions worldwide.