Physico-chemical Methods

  • (organic) dry matter, TS/oTS, TSS/VSS
  • TOC, DOC, TC, TN
  • COD
  • BODn (z.B. BOD5)
  • AOX
  • IC (VFA, cations, anions)
  • Zeta potential
  • contact angle

Microbiological Methods

  • microbial community analysis (e.g., turnover rates, antibiotic resistence characterisation)
  • characterisation of microbial aggregates and suspensions (e.g., cultivation, fluorescence analysis, flow cytometry)

High Performance Analytics

  • trace analysis applying HPLC-MSn, HPLC-DAD, GC-ECD, GC-MS
  • Liquid Chromatography – Organic Carbon Detection – Organic Nitrogen Detection (LC-OCD-OND)
  • elemental analysis of liquid and solid samples (e.g., ICP-OES)
  • gas analysis using GC (e.g., CH4, CO2)

Spectroscopic and Imaging Techniques

  • UV/vis
  • FT-IR incl. ATR
  • Raman micro spectroscopy
  • Fluorescence Excitation Emission Matrix Analysis (FEEM)
  • fluorescence microscopy (epi, CLSM)
  • NMR incl. Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Lab and Tech Scale Systems for Process Development and Optimisation

  • Sequencing Batch Reaktoren (e.g., MBBR)
  • biofilm reactors (e.g., MBfR)
  • test stands for various membrane applications (e.g., flat-sheet, spiral-wound; UF, NF, RO, MD)
  • Automatic Methane Potential Test System (AMPTS)
  • solar simulator
  • temperature controlled laboratories (e.g., for low temperature experiments at 4°C)