TUHH Research Projects

Project ongoing since: 2005 • TUHH (Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Wastewater Management and Water Protection)


The Institute of Wastewater Management and Water Protection at the University TUHH conducts reseach in the fields of Terra Preta sanitation, oxidation processes eliminating recalcitrant organics, bioconversion and emission control.


The Institute of Wastewater Management and Water Protection at the University TUHH has been conducting research in wastewater treatment and sanitation since the early 1990s, and is currently working in the following areas: Resources Oriented Sanitation Systems (including Terra Preta Sanitation), Urban Environmental Management, Oxidation Processes Eliminating Recalcitrant Organics, Bioconversion and Emission Control


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Capacity development Composting, vermicomposting (solid waste), composting toilets Constructed wetlands Europe, Caucasus & Central Asia Faeces or faecal sludge Fertiliser Food security and productive sanitation Fundamental research and engineering German government Global Other funding source or unspecified Product design and engineering Resource recovery Technology comparisons Treatment of wastewater or greywater University, education or research institution Urine diversion dehydration toilets (UDDTs)


Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Wastewater Management and Water Protection

The Institute of Wastewater Management and Water is a research institute of the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH). The main fields of research of this institute are the development and optimisation of techniques and procedures for the treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater. Specific projects in this area are the development of concepts including sewage concepts with production of higher-quality fertiliser and water reuse.

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