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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2018-06-01 - 2019-05-31

Schachner SW5: Innovation possibilities in material use The 5kW small wind turbine “Schachner SW5” will be analyzed regarding energy efficiency. First of all the cumulative amount of energy used within the whole life cycle of the turbine will be calculated: The material and energy used in production and installation, as well as the material and energy needed for recycling the turbine will be analyzed. Further the main drivers of energy use will be identified. Substitutes for these materials and processes will be considered. The project shall give answers to the following questions: Are small wind turbines, similar to the SW5, energy efficient? What is their contribution to CO2 reduction in energy production? What possibilities are present to build small wind turbines more efficient concerning energy efficiency and climate change?
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2012-12-01 - 2013-10-30

The project "development in flood prone areas: assessment of flood management alternatives" has the goal to develope integrated strategies to reduce flood risk at the federal level to support the implementation of the EU flood risk directive. Previous project have shown the necessity to analyse and to assess the various flood risk management alternatives. There seems to be also the need for an improved communication and cooperation among the various actors in this domain. The instruments should be assesed with respect to legislative and economic criteria and their potential for integrated application to reduce flood risk. The deficits of the instruments should be assessed especially in APSFR regions.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2018-05-01 - 2020-06-30

Airport surface runoff during winter time contains high concentrations of pavement de-icing fluids. Uncontrolled discharge of this runoff poses a potential environmental hazard for the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem. One possibility is a soil based filter to treat the contaminated surface runoff. The main goal is to determine the capability of the in-situ soil and a soil based filter using structural filter materials to degrade the organic pollutants. Based on previous results, the use of a soil based filter shows to be a promising, passive, natural based solution for the treatment of de-icing runoff. This should now be verified in small areas in-situ at an airport.

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