Completed research projects - BMBF


In the joint project entitled

"Integrated Water Resources Management in Central Asia: Model Region Mongolia (MoMo)"

distinguishes the Department of Simulation and Optimal Processes, Institute of Automation and Systems Engineering, TU Ilmenau, for the

Work package 4: "Drinking water production and treatment

responsible. The Fraunhofer Application Center System Technology Ilmenau of the IITB Karlsruhe is involved in the project on a pro rata basis.

project funding:Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
project sponsor:Research Centre Jülich
Funding code:0330762F
term:1 August 2006 - 31 July 2009
Participating partners:University of Kassel, Scientific Centre for Environmental Systems Research,
 Division Global and Regional Dynamics
 Work package 1: Assessment of the potential effects of climate change
 Department Integrated Water Management
 Work package 3: Water ecology and river basin management
 Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries Berlin
 Work package 2: Analysis of land use, nutrient balances and heavy metal inputs
 Fraunhofer Application Center System Technology Ilmenau
 Work package 5: Drinking water distribution
 Engineering office Pecher und Partner, Munich
 Work package 6: Waste water discharge and treatment
project manager (work package 4):Prof. Pu Li
Employees:Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Röll
 Dr.-Ing. Siegbert Hopfgarten
 student assistants


The main objective of work package 4 is to develop a sustainable management concept for drinking water production including its treatment. The design is carried out under consideration of technical measures (groundwater monitoring, extraction, treatment), the natural and ecological boundary conditions, the economic efficiency, the effects on society (e.g. quality of life). Couplings to the other work packages exist at different interfaces.


Work package 4 focuses on modelling and simulating the behaviour of the groundwater system based on the current situation - always with a view to model-based calculation of control decisions using possibly simplified control models by applying appropriate system-engineering methods including optimisation techniques. The model will be created and validated on the basis of the data measured and still to be measured in the Darkhan region. The results will consist of regimes for the sustainable use of groundwater in the form of upper limits and their temporal variability for the subsequent drinking water distribution process, taking into account different boundary conditions.