TIA – Technologies for Industrial-Wastewater Treatment GmbH

TIA means Technologies for Industrial Wastewater(A) treatment. Our products range from wastewater treatment and recycling plants to process water supplies for industry and municipal authorities.Our biological and chemical treatment plants are economic and offer high operational reliability. Our products and service concept are based on many years of experience. Our company strength lies in the delivery of turnkey custom designed plants and equipment for wastewater treatment and recycling.

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Bergkoppel 3 , Breitenfelde , D-23881 D-23881 Germany

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Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
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Since 1987, TIA has been offering the solution to problems industrial enterprises have got with their wastewater:

  • Turn-key and custom-made plants for complete or partial treatment
  • Plant components for wastewater treatment as well as recycling
  • Refurbishment, optimization and extension of existing wastewater treatment plants
  • Application of our own testing plants on-site
  • A wide range of services

TIA offers several different individually required possibilities for pre-treatment as well as biological and chemical-physical cleaning and conditioning of the wastewater for internal re-use (recycling).

Several process steps and procedures for wastewater treatment are always necessary. For some of the processes, TIA uses well-proven technology. The key technologies, such as flotation, lamellae-separators and biological processes are self-invented, partially in co-operation with universities.

Within these developments, TIA could establish itself in many European countries, Asia, Africa and particularly in Arabic states. Always in consultation with the experience of TIA since 1987, in all these countries local partners undertake the business of consulting and after-sales service.

TIA Technologien zur Industrie-Abwasser-Behandlung  GmbH is an owner-managed family enterprise and was founded in 1987. The managing shareholder is and has always been Dr. Eng. Norbert Mueller-Blanke. Since then, the modular and compact TIA system technology that has proven itself of value in practice with industrial and municipal wastewater treatment plants, has been developed.

In the founding year, Phoenix AG, an automotive-supplier based in Hamburg, placed the first order with TIA. Many more orders by diverse German industrial enterprises followed during the adjacent years until today.

In 1997 TIA constructed the first wastewater treatment plant abroad: the customer was a Dutch recycling-company. Ever since, TIA has successfully planned and constructed wastewater treatment plants not only in Germany, but internationally.

The first non-European international order was placed by a Malaysian electronic industry in 1998.

TIA has also gained a lot of experience in the municipal sector: Since 1987, TIA has been carrying out service and maintenance for municipal wastewater treatment plants. For example, in 2003 TIA closed a contract for the operation of the municipal wastewater treatment plant of Güster (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)and has been solely responsible for it ever since.

The biggest project carried out by TIA so far was the planning and construction of a central wastewater treatment plant for all industrial wastewaters of the country of Kuwait: 7,500m³/day of wastewater from different kinds of industries are brought to the plant every day by approximately 300 road tankers. In the plant, the wastewater is being recycled and treated into process water that can be used for rural watering. The commissioning of the plant was in 2010.

TIA generally provides all process steps employed in wastewater technology today. Selected steps will be combined to offer the ideal overall solution for any kind of wastewater problem.

For the single process steps we revert to sound and established products in the market on the one hand. On the other hand, we apply and assemble our own developments which are just as proven and tested:

The patented ARS process: developed in cooperation with the Technical University of Hamburg. This process has been an outstanding stability and efficiency factor in our biological wastewater treatment plants for years.

The sludge recirculation by air-lift pumps is an established, robust and maintenance-free technology that we have ourselves rendered predictable and standardised. It ensures the operation of the secondary clarification and completely rules out mechanical malfunction.

Our flotation technique is inspired by and based on experiences by the industry, where the two-phase pump technology has been employed successfully for a long time. This technology optimises economic efficiency as well as operational reliability.

The TIA control technology has been developed to ensure operational reliability and largely eliminate maintenance and operating errors.

The use of microorganisms on fixed-beds or on biofilm carriers has been developed in cooperation with universities and research facilities.

The TIA process steps and procedures for the optimal way of wastewater treatment:

  • Screen
  • Grit Separator
  • Grease Separator
  • Precipitation
  • Flocculation
  • Flotation
  • Mixing and Balancing Reactors
  • Activated Sludge Process
  • Submerged Biofilm reactors
  • Textile Movable Biofilm rectors
  • ARS-Reactors
  • Lamellae-Separators
  • Two-Step-Sedimentation Process
  • UV Disinfection
  • Chlorination
  • Membrane filtration
  • Reverse Osmosis
  • Sludge Dewatering
  • Sludge Drying Beds

TIA offers customised and turn-key solutions for almost all wastewater and recycling problems.

For this purpose, TIA chooses the single wastewater treatment processes specifically, taking process engineering as well as economic factors into account. Thereby the optimal solution for the specific operation and business can be achieved:

  • Safe and stable operation of the cleaning process
  • Distinct operation structures
  • Adaptability to modified operating conditions
  • Attractive investment and operating costs

Of course TIA and her partners are also available for after sales service nationally and internationally:

  • Spare part service
  • Process engineering services
  • Process maintenance servicing