No research – no innovation.
No innovation – no progress.
That’s why Steinhardt GmbH’s portfolio includes active involvement in research programmes:
KEYS – Steinhardt’s research record in China
After the successful completion of two research projects from the CLIENT program funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Steinhardt GmbH has now received the notice of approval for participation in the follow-up project, KEYS. The project actively supports the development of German pioneering technologies for implementation of the sponge city concept in China.
In cooperation with Leibnitz University in Hanover and other partner companies, local solutions are being developed in the Chinese capital, Beijing, as well as in the booming metropolis of Shenzhen. These solutions are considered pilot projects with an impact on other locations in China.
In Beijing, for example, back-filled drainage ditches along traffic routes are being reactivated as infiltration troughs for heavy rainfall. The drained rainwater will be cleaned using innovative technical solutions. A demonstration particle separation plant is being developed and adapted to local conditions. The Steinhardt HydroMESI is the model for this process; the product has been re-designed to meet local requirements. In the new government district in Beijing, the project participants are building a high-quality treatment plant with inlet structure, coarse separation, discharge throttling, sedimentation, filter and equalizing tank, which operates with no electricity using the powers of gravitation.
The aim of the new development is also to take advantage of the topography, reducing run-off, delaying run-off, cascading run-off to prevent flooding in the lower areas of the city. For this purpose, a “Chinese” HydroSlide flow regulator will be developed, the design of which will take into account the difficult local framework conditions such as the short-term, heavy, monsoon-like rain run-off, the immense erosion or the deposits of plastic, garbage, etc. on surfaces as well as in the sewer system. In order to cope with the major challenges, other hydraulic drainage solutions are being considered – such as a mixture of HydroSlide and HydroStyx. Discharge brakes connected in series with controlled openings and cascading form the technical basis.
Further information at http://www.client-keys.de
SIGN – SINO GERMAN NETWORK
Clean water from source to the tap
Further information can be found under: http://www.water-sign.de/
Good Water Governance and German water technology for two important Chinese bodies of water
The Major Program of Science and Technology for Water Pollution Control and Governance was called into being in China under the aegis of the Chinese Ministry of Environment, supported by a further six collaborating ministries from the central government, with the aim of effecting improvements in water management. The programme is due to run from 2006 to 2020. The consortium project SINOWATER is concerned with two or three major water bodies, which also happen to be the most polluted in China – the river Liao and Lake Dian in the area of the megacities of Shanyang and Kunming respectively.
The overall aim of the SINOWATER project is to improve the water quality in the Chinese water systems around the river Liao and Lake Dian and so to develop and optimise Good Water Governance. German innovative water technology and advances in water management elements will play major roles in achieving these objectives.
Development of a semi-centralised device for treating polluted stormwater runoffs
Principals: HMWK (Hessian Ministry for Science and Arts); in collaboration with the THM (University of Applied Sciences Central Hesse, the DIBt (German Institute for Construction Technology); the Central Hesse den Mittelhessischen Wasserbetrieben Gießen, the Steinhardt GmbH and 3P Technik GmbH.
Cost Effective Neural Technique for Alleviation of Urban Flood Risk
CENTAUR has been developed and tested using computer models and a laboratory test facility at the University of Sheffield (UK). A pilot system has been installed in Coimbra (PT) in September 2017 and is currently undergoing field testing. A further demonstration site in Toulouse (FR) is being designed for implementation in late 2017.
As an ‘Innovation Action’, CENTAUR aims to develop existing technologies into a marketable system. The project team includes two SMEs, three universities / research institutes and two water utilities, more information is on the