Taking representative factories within the Industrial Zone (IZ) Trà Nóc, near-to-source measures shall be demonstrated, like the pre-treatment of wastewaters, the generation of energy from wastewaters and the recuperation of valuable substances and water-reuse from wastewaters. Pilot plants in technical scale shall be used to adapt and verify High-Tech solutions to the local conditions. Additionally, appropriate technologies and concepts for the disposal respectively for the utilisation of different sewage-sludges have to be elaborated. Based on this and the pilot test plant results, an overall Management Concept will be elaborated for AKIZ, which shall cover the technical as well as the economic, financial functions of all facilities and organisations within the IZ.

The decentralised measures within the BMBF research project have to be included, protecting and accomplishing the central sewage treatment plant financed by the BMZ – starting with a monitoring system (analytical laboratory container, specified for IZ) and ending with quality control of the day-to-day operations, including cost calculations and re-financing.

Furthermore, sociological and ecological aspects have to be researched. The sustainable implementation of AKIZ shall be supported through capacity building with local stakeholders.

Integrated Wastewater Concept for Industrial Zones exemplified at the Industrial Zone Trà Nóc, Cần Thơ City


11/2009 - 09/2016

Project area(s)

Trà Nóc Industrial Zone, Cần Thơ City

Coordination (GER)

Prof. Dr. mult. Karl–Ulrich Rudolph
Witten/Herdecke University
Institute of Environmental Engineering and Management
Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 44
D-58455 Witten
+49 (0)23 02-91 401-0

Coordination (VN)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Đỗ Quang Trung
VNU – Hanoi University of Science (HUS)
Faculty of Chemistry
19 Lê Thánh Tông, Hà Nội
+84 24 824 5527

Project partner (GER)

  • IEEM gGmbH – Institute of Environmental Engineering and Management at the Witten/Herdecke Univeristy
  • Technical University of Dresden
  • Technical Univeristy of Darmstadt
  • University of Bielefeld
  • University of Stuttgart
  • Technical University of Braunschweig
  • Leibniz University of Hanover
  • University of Bremerhaven
  • HST Systemtechnik Inc.
  • Passavant Roediger Inc.
  • Enviro Chemie Inc.
  • LAR Process Analyser JSC

Project partner (VN)

  • Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUS)
  • Can Tho University (CTU)
  • Vietnamese Institute of Industrial Chemistry (VIIC)
  • National Economics University (NEU)
  • Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)
  • Hanoi University of Civil Engineering (HUCE)
  • Vietnam – German University (VGU)
  • Southern Insitute of Water Resources Research (SIWRR)
  • Can Tho Export Processing and Industrial Zones Authority (CEPIZA)