AKUT Umweltschutz Ingenieure Burkard und Partner
AKUT is a small independent German SME working in all fields of ecological engineering, consulting, applied research and capacity building. It has special expertise in wastewater treatment with constructed wetlands, low energy consuming aerobe and anaerobe water treatment, renewable energy systems, ecological river engineering and water management. AKUT has more than 20 years of experience in planning and development of constructed wetlands for many applications. AKUT is founding member of the Global Wetland Technology Association (www.globalwettech.com), a worldwide acting group for establishing high quality wetlands all over the world. AKUT has participated in numerous national and international research and developing projects. The last EU research project (SLASORB, grant agreement RFSP-CT-2009-00028) was dealing with the use of industrial by-products such as steel slags in combination with natural and engineered wastewater treatment systems. AKUT is working in national and international specialist groups on constructed wetlands including the German DWA (German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste) standards task group.
Main tasks in the project:
- WP 3: Design, construction and maintenance of the pilot system for natural wastewater treatment in combination with ozone treatment during the time of demonstration and experiments, final removal of the container system. This task has been executed in many R+D projects by AKUT.
- WP 3: Establishing design and marketing recommendations for combined systems. The scientific data from experiments and demonstration sites will be evaluated with the background of practical engineering. Several guidelines in Germany (DWA, DIN) and abroad have been written with substantial contributions from AKUT.
- WP 7: Developing a marketing strategy for innovative products such as combined NES in participating countries. AKUT has special experience in international cooperation for capacity building in the public and private water sector.