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Endress+Hauser develops wastewater test platform for students

Global leader in measurement instrumentation Endress+Hauser has teamed up with the FHNW School of Life Sciences in Muttenz, Switzerland and wastewater treatment experts EnviroChemie to incorporate a wastewater test platform into the university’s teaching and research practices at their Process Technology Center (PTC). PIF finds out more about this unique collaboration.

Automation in wastewater treatment

In the area of hygiene, the research and development focus is on flowmeters and other process technology components that are subject to stringent cleanability requirements. Endress+Hauser collaborated with the FHNW School of Life Sciences to design a wastewater test platform that can be used to carry out all common cleaning processes and develop new cleaning processes.

They provided a highly complex automation solution for the wastewater test platform. The primary challenge was the implementation of a modular design. Researchers at the FHNW School of Life Sciences FHNW were able to join the individual process steps together.

This makes the project different from community and industrial systems that feature clearly defined, individual processes and process steps. To make it possible for students to work on the system, the project also had a clear focus on safety.

Endress+Hauser supports training and education

The FHNW Process Technology Center (PTC) was opened in June 2019 as part of a new construction project on the Muttenz campus. This new platform for the development of chemical, biotechnological and environmental engineering processes strengthens the university’s application-oriented research and development activities.

Because Endress+Hauser places high value on the training and education of young people, the company is involved in various research and development projects with local training and education facilities around the world, including close partnerships with 15 colleges and universities worldwide.

Who is Endress+Hauser?

Founded in 1953 by Georg H Endress and Ludwig Hauser, Endress+Hauser has been solely owned by the Endress family since 1975. The Group has developed from a specialist in level measurement to a provider of complete solutions for industrial measuring technology and automation, with constant expansion into new territories and markets.

Endress+Hauser is now recognised as a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. The Group employs approximately 14,000 personnel across the globe, generating net sales of over 2.4 billion euros in 2018.

With dedicated sales centres and a strong network of partners, Endress+Hauser guarantees competent worldwide support. Their production centres in 12 countries meet customers’ needs and requirements quickly and effectively. The successful family-owned business is managed and coordinated by a holding company in Reinach, Switzerland.

Endress+Hauser products and applications

Endress+Hauser provides sensors, instruments, systems and services for level, flow, pressure and temperature measurement as well as analytics and data acquisition. The company supports customers with automation engineering, logistics and IT services and solutions, and their products set standards in quality and technology.

Endress+Hauser supports its customers in optimising their processes in terms of reliability, safety, economic efficiency and environmental impact. They work closely with the chemical, petrochemical, food and beverage, oil and gas, water and wastewater, power and energy, life science, primaries and metals, renewable energies, pulp and paper and shipbuilding industries.

For further information, visit www.endress.com.

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