SAmpSONS - Simulation and Visualistion of resource fluxes in new and alternative sanitation systems - Support in the analysis of their function, costs and resource balance

New and alternative sanitation systems are more and more within the focus of attention also in Germany, considering reduced availability of resources, decreasing water consumption and demographic and climatic changes. Such systems aim at reuse of limited resources(e.g.nutrients) and at a more sustainable management of water resources. Discussions about these concepts often get very emotional. Planners and authorities often are reluctant to introduce such systems. This is partly due to lack of understanding of the potential such systems might be able to offer.

MENDEL - Minimal load of power grids through charging operations of electric busses

Fully electric buses in public transportation are currently forced to intermediately charge their batteries in order to overcome their daily mileage of 250-300 km. If in the future a transport company operates a bus fleet with 100 and more electric busses, the maximum power supply of the local distribution grid exceeds quickly when several busses would be charged simultaneously. As a result, transport companies will require own transformer stations directly connected to the medium voltage grid. Planning and building such stations is time consuming and costly. Moreover, charging many buses simultaneously may also cause high peak loads resulting in a correspondingly high capacity charge of the transport company.

Rapid Planning - Sustainable Infrastructure, Environmental and Resource Management for highly dynamic metropolises

The Rapid Planning Project is an action-oriented research project that has been developed under the umbrella of the Future Megacities Research Program of the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). Rapid Planning seeks to develop a rapid trans-sectoral urban planning methodology with a focus on urban basic services infrastructure, specifically targeting supply and disposal infrastructure. The service sectors covered by the project include energy, water, waste water, solid waste, and urban agriculture/ food systems. Trans-sectoral planning strives to take advantage of potential synergies when linking these individual infrastructural sectors together. Thus, cities can benefit from new tools, techniques and policies to use their resources as efficient as possible, through optimising planning processes and at the same time reducing the cost of service.

Biological and energetic simulation of the wastewater treatment plant Aschersleben

In the context of this work a model of the wastewater treatment plant in Aschersleben was developed. The model includes the mechanical and biological treatment and the (fluctuating) energy demand of the most important energy consuming devices.

This project aims for a verified model of the plant with a subsequent energetic optimization by considering the individual devices. The model will be simulated with various optimization strategies and will as well take into account the fluctuating load of the plant.

ECOSSIAN - European Control System Security Incident Analysis Network

The protection of Critical Infrastructures (CI) like power generation, energy distribution, transport networks, water distribution or of strategic production sites for process or manufacturing industries requires approaches and solutions for detection of threats. As Critical Infrastructures depend on each other, solutions which support incident detection and management at the levels of individual CI, across CIs, and across borders are needed.