Integrated Wastewater Concept for Industrial Zones for tropical transformation and developing countries exemplified at the Industrial Zone Tra Noc, Can Tho City

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Duration: 11/2009 - 12/2015
Project Area in Vietnam: IZ Tra Noc, Can Tho City,
Mekong Delta
Project Website: www.akiz.de
Coordination: Prof. Dr. mult. Karl–Ulrich Rudolph
IEEM gGmbH – Institute of Environmental Engineering and Management at the Witten/Herdecke University
Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 44
D-58455 Witten, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)23 02-91 401-0

Project Description

Vietnam has about 200 registered industrial zones (IZ), without sustainable wastewater concepts. A "Flagship Project" is proposed for the IZ Tra Noc, Can Tho City. Accomplishing the KfW-financed investment for the central sewage treatment plant of the IZ, the research project shall develop an integrated wastewater concept for tropical IZ, to secure the sustainable functioning of the whole system (life cycle optimisation).

Taking representative factories within the IZ Tra Noc, near-to-source measures shall be demonstrated, like the pre-treatment of wastewaters, the generation of energy from wastewaters and the recuperation of valuable substances and water-reuse from wastewaters. Pilot plants in technical scale shall be used to adapt and verify High-Tech solutions to the local conditions. Additionally, appropriate technologies and concepts for the disposal respectively for the utilisation of different sewage-sludges have to be elaborated. Based on this and the pilot test plant results, an overall Management Concept will be elaborated for AKIZ, which shall cover the technical as well as the economic, financial functions of all facilities and organisations within the IZ.

The decentralised measures within the BMBF research project have to be included,protecting and accomplishing the central sewage treatment plant financed by the BMZ - starting with a monitoring system (analytical laboratory container, specified for IZ) and ending with quality control of the day-to-day operations, including cost calculations and re-financing.

Furthermore, sociological and ecological aspects have to be researched. The sustainable implementation of AKIZ shall be supported through capacity building with local stakeholders.

German partners:

  • IEEM gGmbH – Institute of Environmental Engineering and Management at the Witten/Herdecke Univeristy,
  • Technical University of Dresden,
  • Technical Univeristy of Darmstadt,
  • University of Bielefeld,
  • University of Stuttgart,
  • Technical University of Braunschweig,
  • Leibniz University of Hanover,
  • University of Bremerhaven,
  • HST Systemtechnik,
  • Passavant Roediger,
  • Enviro Chemie,
  • LAR Process Analyser AG

Vietnamese partners:

  • Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUS),
  • Can Tho University (CTU),
  • Vietnamese Institute of Industrial Chemistry (VIIC),
  • National Economics University (NEU),
  • Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology (VAST),
  • Hanoi University of Civil Engineering (HUCE),
  • Vietnam – German University (VGU),
  • Southern Insitute of Water Resources Research (SIWRR),
  • Can Tho Export Processing and Industrial Zones Authority (CEPIZA)

Photo: Taking samples for wastewater monitoring, Source: IEEM

Photo: AKIZ Containerised laboratory, Source: LAR

Photo: Monitoring workshop in Can Tho, Source: IEEM

Photo: Installation of TP 2 (Detoxification) pilot plant, Source: HST

Photo: Pilot Plant of TP 3 (Energy Recovery), Source: IEEM

Photo: Group Photo in front of AKIZ-laboratory and pilot plant for sewage sludge, Source: IEEM

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