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Integrated Wastewater Concept for Industrial Zones


AKIZ - Integrated Wastewater Concept for Industrial Zones

Integriertes Abwasserkonzept für Industriezonen

Type of Organisation: Research

Over the past years the economic growth in Vietnam has risen significantly. As a result Vietnam has an increasing number of more than 200 registered industrial zones without sustainable wastewater treatment. To approach this challenge, a "Flagship Project" is realized for Tra Noc Industrial Zone in Can Tho City, located in the Mekong-Delta. Accomplishing activities for the central sewage treatment plant of the industrial zone, the German-Vietnamese joint research project develops an integrated wastewater concept for industrial zones ("AKIZ" = "Integriertes Abwasserkonzept für Industriezonen") to secure the efficiency and sustainable operation of the whole wastewater system including all its technical components. In addition to the combination of centralized and decentralized wastewater treatment solutions, the close connection of technical and financial planning is an important part of the integrative approach. This also includes adequate structures for wastewater tariffing and cost allocation.

Using containerized pilot plants for different branches in Tra Noc Industrial Zone, high-tech solutions for pre-treatment of wastewaters, generation of energy from wastewater and recuperation of valuable substances are adapted and verified by on-site pilot systems, taking into consideration the local conditions. Concepts for sewage sludge management are investigated. Monitoring surveys create the database for control mechanisms especially in terms of toxic wastewaters.

Furthermore, sociological and ecological aspects are researched. The sustainable implementation of AKIZ shall be supported through capacity building for stakeholders and local partners.

Contact Name: Institute of Environmental Engineering and Management at the Witten/Herdecke University


Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 44, 58455 Witten Project Leader: Prof. Dr. mult. Karl-Ulrich Rudolph Coordinators: Ms. Sandra Kreuter, Mr. Nguyen Van Long Phone: +49 (0)2302 91401-0 Fax: +49 (0)2302 91401-11 E-mail: Internet: VNU – Hanoi University of Science (HUS) Faculty of Chemistry 19 Le Thanh Tong St, Hanoi Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Đỗ Quang Trung Phone: +84 4 824 5527 E-mail: Internet: AKIZ Project Office in Can Tho Lot 12A, Tra Noc Waterplant Industrial Zone Tra Noc II, Can Tho City Local coordinator: M. Sc. Dominic Meinardi Phone: +84 7103 744 003 E-mail:

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological
development and demonstration under grant agreement no 603218.

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