Technology Transfer from the Lab into Practice

The negative effects of the entry of inert organic-chemical stressors (IOCS), which also include microplastic, are increasingly apparent in the environment. However, there is still neither an efficient removal method, nor an analytical procedure for the detection of microplastic available on the market.

In the scope of the research project Wasser 3.0 – PE-X localized hydrophobic interactions between binding material and IOCS are being developed in a targeted manner to initiate the localization of inert particles dispersed in the water independent of the type of plastic. In addition, through the implementation of a particle elimination index (Wasser 3.0 – PEI), analytical method development is being driven forward in order to capture information on sediment loads in real applications (e.g. in sewage treatment plants and drinking water treatment facilities).