WATER TECHNOLOGY VERIFICATION

Utilise the full potential of new water technologies

WHAT IS WATER TECHNOLOGY VERIFICATION?

The water sector is under increasing pressure from population growth, economic development, climate change and urbanisation. These factors are intensifying water scarcity on a global scale, driving demand for an innovative approach that addresses the inherent energy, cost and performance inefficiencies of existing water and waste water treatment facilities and networks. 

Emerging technologies that are increasingly penetrating the water market offer potential solutions for current and future water challenges. However, these technologies present utilities, operators, EPCs and investors with a high degree of uncertainty regarding reliability and comparability. In particular, the need for higher efficiencies and overall sustainability has led to the wide deployment of membranes, sensor systems and other novel technologies. With objective comparative evaluation, water technology verification will help stakeholders in making the right investment decisions.

WHY IS WATER TECHNOLOGY VERIFICATION IMPORTANT?

Operators, utilities, investors, end users as well as EPCs and equipment manufacturers can gain confidence in their technologies and investments by having products tested and verified. Our verification services provide comparability and transparency for water technologies. This ultimately identifies appropriate technologies according to the specific requirements.

TÜV SÜD HELPS TO ACHIEVE FULL POTENTIAL OF YOUR WATER TECHNOLOGIES

TÜV SÜD is an independent and impartial partner that offers technology-based knowledge services across the entire water lifecycle. As a credible third-party testing and certification organisation, we assist manufacturers, operators, suppliers and authorities with our interdisciplinary technical expertise and testing facilities, as well as the TÜV SÜD mark which is synonymous with quality and safety.

WHAT DO WATER TECHNOLOGY VERIFICATION SERVICES INVOLVE?

TÜV SÜD supports the water sector with performance testing and verification services for key technologies and components such as membranes, sensors and water purifiers. These services can be provided in the lab or in the field. Our experts assess long-term performance with regard to membrane stability, sensitivity and reliability of sensor systems, and quality of purification systems.

  • PERFORMANCE TESTING
    TÜV SÜD tests sensor systems, membranes and water purification systems to ensure the required quality (reliability, accuracy, precision) of the product; transparency regarding the stated properties and verification of manufacturer statements regarding long-term functionality and performance in the field. We develop protocols that consist of existing standards such as ISO and ASTM, as well as additional criteria and indicators based on the individual needs of our clients’ products, systems or processes. Finally, our comprehensive tests based on protocols and standards qualify products and solutions with corresponding certificates.
  • RECORDING AND ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
    We record our testing procedure and results for real-life and long-term performance testing. Based on this, we develop criteria catalogues (e.g. treatability, flux, fouling index in the membrane context) for clients, in order to compare and evaluate new and existing technologies.
  • OPTIMISATION CRITERIA
    Based on test results from our labs and in the field, our experts develop individual optimisation criteria according to our clients’ systems and needs.

 

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