Research Project EmiStop
Project name Plastics in the environment – sources, sinks, solutions
Identification of industrial plastic emissions using innovative detection methods and technology development to prevent environmental input via the wastewater pathway
Acronym EmiStop
Coordinator Dr.-Ing. Eva Gilbert, EnviroChemie GmbH
Project partners
  • EnviroChemie GmbH,Research and development department
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt, Institute IWAR, Wastewater Engineering
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt, Institute IWAR, Wastewater Technology
  • Hochschule RheinMain, Institut für Umwelt- und Verfahrenstechnik
  • inter3, Institut für Ressourcenmanagement GmbH
  • BS-Partikel GmbH
Duration October 01, 2017 – September 30, 2020
Grantor Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Project content Plastic is increasingly being detected as a foreign substance in the environmental media. Particularly critical is the so-called microplastic, which invisibly enters natural habitats via wastewater. The aim of the EmiStop joint project is therefore to systematically record the plastic loads in the wastewater of relevant industrial sectors. The entire value chain is being investigated in order to be able to identify and interrupt input paths. In parallel, suitable technologies for sampling and analysis, but also for the purification of wastewater contaminated with microplastics, are being developed. The interdisciplinary research project also addresses socio-economic issues related to microplastic avoidance strategies.