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February 14 - February 16
The industry of the future is low-carbon and circular. Intensive research and development work is at the heart of decarbonising industrial production and implementing the circular economy. At FILTECH, taking place in Cologne from February 14 to 16, 2023, international universities, research institutions and companies will show how the green transformation can succeed – including current contributions from the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS.
The importance of filtration and separation for the green transformation of the industry is illustrated by two contributions from the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS (Fraunhofer IKTS). Together with partner institutes, the institution has founded a test and innovation platform for the treatment of industrial wastewater, in the context of which innovative water treatment technologies and forward-looking circular concepts for water use are being tested under real-life conditions. The platform on the plant site of the Bitterfeld-Wolfen joint wastewater treatment plant in Germany comprises several test containers and flexibly usable test facilities for the development, testing and transfer of new technologies for the desalination of water, the recovery of process chemicals and raw materials, and water from complex industrial wastewater.
Fraunhofer IKTS will also present research results for the establishment of a hydrogen economy at FILTECH. Researchers at the institute have developed a technology based on carbon membranes that can be used to efficiently separate hydrogen and natural gas. The membrane technology thus makes it possible to transport the two substances together through the natural gas network and to separate them from each other at the destination according to demand. Due to their high stability even at high temperatures, the carbon membranes are also suitable for separating carbon dioxide from industrial gases.
With more than 14,000 visitors last time out, the organiser expects even more participants at FILTECH 2023 – both in the exhibition area and at the congress. Visitor registration is open until January 14, 2023, to take advantage of the early bird offer or for more visit filtech.de/