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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-10-12 - 2019-04-11

In the valley of Pielach river floodings occured in recent years. For prevention of floodings different measures could be undertaken including urban and rural stormwater management. For the selection of appropriate measures an integrated view on the valley has to be carried out. Aim of the Project: + investigating into sources and causes of floodings + mitigating damages by finding priority action fields + integrated modeling of measures
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-11-01 - 2018-10-31

Within the framework of the present feasibility study, the properties of the substrate DrainGarden® in combination with various plant consortia with regard to salt and heavy metal retention from road runoffsare to be tested. The substrate is characterized by high capability of storing and accumulating water and is able to release the moisture over a longer period of time to the surrounding soil organisms and plants. This circumstance offers the opportunity for additional purification of accumulated water volumes on site through suitable plant growth, thereby creating the framework conditions for ecosystem services such as water and air purification. The aim of this study is the on-site storing and accumulation of runoff water on high-traffic roads, their cleaning using plant-microbial processes and evaporation through the vegetation. Expectations exist with regard to reducing the environmental impact of runoff streams, reducing costs of existing water protection facilities, closing material cycles and contributing to a sustainable design of traffic problems.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-09-01 - 2018-05-31

The designs of an Archimedean screw pumps are as manifold and versatile as their tasks. In a full scale test, the differences between a polyethylen water lifting screw and a conventional steel water lifting screw is to be investigated. For this purpose, a support device for both designs will installed in a pilot trough at a technical hall at the BOKU University. The two designs are tested one after the other with pure water to identify the differences.

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