Datteln newPark, Study of the feasibility of novel sanitary systems

With the newPark in the Ruhrgebiet conurbation, an extensive industrial site is being developed in such an innovative and sustainable way, so as to set it apart from other sites. Against this background, a study examined amongst other things, whether a novel approach should also be used for the technical development. The innovative development designs involve various development scenarios, in which storm water and waste water are collected in different grades and individual fractions and recycled. With respect to the waste water, the objective of the study was to investigate which general designs to separate it into individual fractions are viable (differentiated into black, grey, brown and yellow water), which utilisation possibilities will be available, and what are the associated investment, operational and maintenance costs. In terms of establishing simplified working concepts, overall parameters had to be defined in order to obtain reference values to compare orthodox and innovative approaches to waste water disposal.

Alongside the description of the different disposal systems, the study was interested in the fundamentals of NASS. Here, the advantages and disadvantages, as well as the distinctive features, opportunities and risks of the possible designs, were outlined. Both for the orthodox approach as well as the innovative system options, a dynamic cost comparison evaluation was undertaken on the basis of a rough technical solution, to establish the most economically efficient solution.