Utilise the full potential of new water technologies.
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 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. However, in the absence of objective comparative evaluation, stakeholders may risk making poor investment decisions.
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. 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.
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.
Based on test results from our labs and in the field, our experts develop individual optimisation criteria according to our clients’ systems and needs.
Your benefits at a glance
Gain a competitive edge– by selecting the best technology based on specific criteria catalogues and standardised testing procedures developed by TÜV SÜD.
Work with a professional partner– and benefit from the state-of-the-art technological expertise of TÜV SÜD, a service provider with decades of experience in the water sector.
Enjoy global support– from our worldwide network of experts who can support you globally with the best local knowledge.
Benefit from independence and impartiality– with a renowned independent third-party testing and certification organisation. We ensure transparency and neutrality for your projects and add value to your organisation.