Welcome to the website of the Chair for Mechanical Process Engineering / Water Technology

New Publication in "Taylor & Francis Online"

K. F. Guerrero-Granados, Jan Mante, Midhun Joy, Markus Meier, Andrea Boergers, Jochen Tuerk, Stefan Panglisch

Ozone Strong Water Dosing as Optimized Ozonation Process for Micropollutants Reduction in Wastewater Treatment Plants

Information about the courses of the Chair of Mechanical Process Engineering/Water Technology in the summer term 2024

Dear students,
you can find the current compulsory courses for the summer semester 2024  here.
The link to our Moodle courses:


You receive the password for self-enrolment in Moodle in the lecture or from:   Grit Hoffmann

Essener Tagung2

MVT/WT contributed with three talks to this year's Essener Tagung on water management.

In the water reuse session, Juliane Bräcker presented a concept study on closing the water cycle in the Emscher catchment area, which was prepared as part of the Future Water program in close cooperation with the Emschergenossenschaft and Lippeverband (EGLV). Martin Futterlieb presented results from the BMBF-funded KonTriSol project in the water treatment session. He presented possibilities for reducing the dosage of antiscalants by altering the mode of operation of reverse osmosis. In addition, our external doctoral student Maximilian Werner (MANN+HUMMEL) reported on various applications of membrane bioreactors (MBR) in the Technology Forum and presented ongoing projects, such as the Hyfive project funded by the NRW Ministry of the Environment, which is investigating MBRs in combination with activated carbon and ozone.

We also met MVT alumni, such as Hussein Abuelgasim, who now brings his knowledge of membrane technology to MANN+HUMMEL.

Serbia 2024

We are pleased to share some pictures from the fantastic workshop organized as part of our joint project "SUPREMES" at the University of Novi Sad (UNS), Serbia. Over two informative days, challenges and new approaches in water treatment were discussed.

The first day, conducted in both English and Serbian with simultaneous translation, featured excellent lectures on "hot topics" such as PFAS, emerging contaminants, and algae blooms. Additionally, we gained an honest and interesting insight into the current challenges in the water treatment sector in Serbia, delivered firsthand by experts from the field.

The second day provided a lot of space for an extended scientific exchange. We shared the up-to-date results from our joint project with the scientific audience, and our colleagues from Novi Sad gave us a comprehensive overview of current and future projects at UNS.

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks for the warm and welcoming atmosphere extended to all our colleagues in Serbia. We didn't just feel like guests; we felt like friends. Thanks also go out to BMBF for the financial support that made this event and the entire project possible.

Sa 2023

The Chair of Water Technology was represented with numerous contributions at the IWA Particle separation conference in Boksburg (South Africa) in December 2023.

In addition to a keynote lecture by our chair holder Stefan Panglisch on the topic "Influence of in-line coagulation on the removal of micropollutants in combined PAC membrane filtration processes for advanced wastewater treatment", his doctoral students Martin Futterlieb and Hasan Idrees presented their results on site.
M. Futterlieb: Scaling mitigation by cyclic reverse osmosis (RO) operation: Is closed-circuit RO less prone to scaling?
Hasan Idrees: Promoting organic fouling reversibility via introduction of sodium dodecyl sulfate prior to ultrafiltration of produced water
Furthermore, the results of our PhD student Hussein Abuelgasim on the topic "Application of polyelectrolyte capillary nanofiltration membranes for the removal of fluoride from contaminated ground water" were shown and discussed (presented by M. Futterlieb).

We would like to thank the participants for the diverse discussions and the organisers for a great IWA conference!!!

Information about the courses of the Chair of Mechanical Process Engineering/Water Technology in the winter term 2023/24

Dear students,
you can find the current compulsory courses for the winter semester 2023/24  here.

The link to our Moodle courses: https://moodle.uni-due.de/course/view.php?id=42622

You receive the password for self-enrolment in Moodle in the lecture.

  Grit Hoffmann

Why study MTW3 in Duisburg?

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The chair is part of the IEUV Institute for Energy and Environmental Process Engineering.

Our themes of interest in research and teaching are linked to the global water crisis and its resulting challenges. The key competences in research are membrane filtration and adsorption. We employ our competences to investigate 3 research fields: Exploitation of contaminated water resources, process optimization/simulation and circular economy.

The ongoing technological development calls for skilled engineers capable to operate in a responsible way within the field of water economy which becomes more complex every day. For this reason, we created in 2008 the international ISE master study program “Management and Technology of Water and Waste Water MTW³ “. Since then we supervised students from 28 countries and prepared them to their tasks as water specialists. In 2015 the student group AquaSmarTech was founded which helps to connect students and answers to numerous questions within the study program and also abroad.

We cooperate closely with the IWW Water Centre and the ZWU Centre for Water and Environmental Research. Furthermore, a wide network of industrial partners enables students to experience practical application of their knowledge during a practical work, bachelor or master thesis.

For questions and comments concerning this website please contact:   Grit Hoffmann


Mvt 2023


Chair for Mechanical Process Engineering / Water Technology

Chair holder
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Panglisch (Room MF 162)
Tel.: +49 (0)203/379-3477
Fax.: +49 (0)203/379-3017
E-Mail: stefan.panglisch@uni-due.de 

M. Sc. Grit Hoffmann (Room MF 163)                                 
Tel.: +49 (0)203/379-3954                               
Fax.: +49 (0)203/379-3017                        
E-Mail:   Grit Hoffmann 

Heike Rosum
Tel.: +49 (0)203/379-4373
Fax.: +49 (0)203/379-3017
E-Mail: heike.rosum@uni-due.de

Universität Duisburg-Essen
Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften, Abteilung Maschinenbau und Verfahrenstechnik
Lehrstuhl für Mechanische Verfahrenstechnik / Wassertechnik (MVT / WT)
Lotharstrasse 1
47057 Duisburg

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Networking for young water professionals:

DVGW Hochschulgruppen - Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches

Das DVGW Young Professional Programm ! 

Die junge DWA - Deutsche Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall e. V.

BWK - die Umweltingenieure

New dates for water sampling training courses at IWW Water Centre
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