Water and wastewater technology

The theme of this year's World Water Day is "Water and Climate Protection". It is intended to draw attention to the fact that climate change is posing considerable challenges for water management worldwide. The last two dry summers have shown that even a water-rich country is facing changes. For the water sector, this means that it must adapt to the new climatic conditions.
Europe as a stabilizer of the growth path
Against the background of the current virus development in Germany, we have decided to postpone the VDMA event scheduled for 12 March 2020. However, postponed is not cancelled. We will approach you shortly with a new event date in the 3rd quarter.
15th VDMA Water and Sewage Conference - Programme and registration online
For years, the BMWi Market Development Program (MEP) has made it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises to enter new markets. In a Europe-wide invitation to tender, 101 measures of the MEP for the project year 2020 were published.
Two member companies of the Water and Sewage Technology Department expressed their views on the importance of free trade for their entrepreneurial activities with short stories on film.
The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Federation of German Industries (BDI) are awarding this prestigious prize for the seventh time in 2020.
World Water Day 2019 is under the motto "Leaving no one behind - water and sanitation for all".

EU-28 as stabiliser for the growth path
The German manufacturers of components and systems for water treatment, wastewater and sludge treatment were able to increase their exports to more than one billion euros for the first time in 2018. Compared to the previous year, exports increased significantly (plus 3.9 percent) to around 1,038 million euros (2018) compared to around 999 million euros (2017).
Draft regulation of the European Commission
In mid-year, the European Commission published a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on minimum requirements for water reuse.

Recooling technology

The 42nd BImSchV stipulates, among other things, that evaporation cooling systems, cooling towers and wet separators must be regularly tested for legionella. In March 2020 UBA prepared an updated recommendation to standardize the procedure for testing.
Long awaited - the catalogue of interpretation questions
"Framework conditions change - efficiency remains"
The VDMA standard sheet published in June 2016 deals with the consideration of economic efficiency and partial CO2 footprint in the planning, project planning and tendering of evaporative cooling systems. It recommends parameters and the procedure for a corresponding calculation by manufacturers, planners, plant constructors and operators of recooling plants as a basis for decision-making for the selection of the optimum solution for the respective application.
The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Federation of German Industries (BDI) are awarding this prestigious prize for the seventh time in 2020.
Zur CHILLVENTA 2018, der Messe rund um Energieeffizienz, Wärmepumpen und Kältetechnik, informierten die Fachabteilung Rückkühltechnik und die Arbeitsgemeinschaft Instandhaltung Gebäudetechnik des VDMA im Rahmen eines Fachforums zur Umsetzung der 42. BImSchV.
The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety has introduced the draft of a directive on evaporative cooling systems and wet scrubbers (VerdunstKühlV) in January 2016.

Oil Gas Petrochemicals Energy

On 28 and 29 January 2020, almost 40 mechanical engineering experts met at the VDMA Oil Gas Petrochemicals Spring Meeting at R. Stahl in Waldenburg. Under the title "Oil - Gas - Petrochemicals Focus on Explosion Protection & Innovative Gas for Europe", the VDMA was once again able to recruit proven experts for the programme. The event started on the evening before with a champagne reception at the invitation of the host R. Stahl.
The international Power-to-X (P2X) Conference “From Production to Application” brings together plant manufacturers and users from different sectors to discuss technical challenges and barriers of future P2X technologies. It requires an approach which covers the whole value chain.
Monika Mages
Monika Mages
Process Engineering Department: Consultant for Statistics, Marketing, Press and Public Relations, Marketing Working Group of the Process Engineering and Equipment Association / Member Support / Events and Publications
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Richard Clemens
Richard Clemens
Managing Director
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