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Laboratories in the environmental engineering network

The Laboratory for Environmental Technology consists of a network of the following laboratory areas of professors with the specialization "Environmental Technology":

  • Laboratory for water, waste water and waste (Room C 161)
  • Laboratory for Immission Control and Environmental Technology (B 107)
  • Laboratory for hydraulics and urban hydrology (E 248)
  • E-Mobility Centre of the Münster University of Applied Sciences (Geb J)

The various internships and excursions are coordinated in the laboratory network. The students independently carry out a large number of experiments and analyses. The laboratory staff is always available for questions and assistance.

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Practical Courses

The following internships (with content examples) are offered for the respective subject areas:

  • Waste management (composting experiments, landfill leachate investigations with excursion to a landfill)
  • Waste water technology (spectrum of waste water analysis, microscopic activated sludge analysis, excursion to waste water treatment plants)
  • Biology and process engineering (investigations on biofilters, excursion to the nature reserve "Holy Sea")
  • Water protection (microscopic plankton investigations with sampling at a water body, biological determination of water quality)
  • immission control (olfactometry, immission control report for a composting plant with sampling on the plant, excursion to various industrial plants)
  • Hydraulics and urban hydrology (flow processes in pressure and gravity lines, metrological determination of hydraulic pressure and energy level losses in a semi-industrial test facility, throttling characteristic curve)
  • Water chemistry (dissolution tests, pH value measurements, conductivity determinations, oxygen content)
  • Water supply (drinking water analysis, bacteriological investigations, filtration experiments, excursion to the Ahlintel waterworks)
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Laboratory equipment of the laboratory area "Water, waste water and waste".

The laboratory equipment of the "Water, waste water and waste" laboratory area includes:

  • Drinking water analysis (pH-value, conductivity, oxygen content, water hardness, iron, manganese, chloride, nitrate, turbidity, p/H-value)
  • Waste water analysis (BOD, COD, TOC, IC, sludge analysis, ammonium determination)
  • Microbiological investigations (use of an autoclave)
  • 15 Microscopes for the qualification of microorganisms in waters
  • sieve analysis and determination of bed porosity
  • kf-value determination
  • toxicity tests (e.g. luminescent bacteria test)
  • Semi-technical pilot plant for dissolved air flotation
  • Semi-technical pilot plant for multi-layer filtration in the field of drinking water treatment
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Environmental excursions

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An excursion week takes place once a year. In the yearly change, the participants visit facilities in the north or south of Germany.

Examples: Langenau waterworks (Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria), Köhlbrandhöft sewage treatment plant in Hamburg, water treatment in VW's Wolfsburg plant.

Qualifications and proof of specialist knowledge

Environmental engineering students acquire the certificate of competence for:

  • Company representatives for waste (§§ 54 ff. KrW-/AbfG)
  • Company officer for water protection (§§ 21a ff WHG)

And last but not least, the laboratory's own aquarium offers a direct insight into the fascinating habitat of the underwater world.

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