In addition to the extensive supporting program taking place in the forums at IFAT, this year the show will also feature eight live demonstrations—four on water & sewage, and four on recycling & municipal technologies. IFAT 2016 takes place from May 30 to June 3 at the Messe München exhibition center.
The German Steel Scrap Association (BDSV), supported by SEDA Umwelttechnik, will this year again be giving a demonstration of vehicle recycling. These practical displays on vehicle storage, drainage, pollutant extraction and fractionation address the current challenges in the field of scrap vehicle recycling and allow visitors to experience these processes up close.
Building Material Recycling
The German Association of the Building Industry, and Environmental and Mechanical Engineering (VDBUM) is putting on live shows about sustainable recycling processes. Visitors will be able to see demonstrations of machinery, excavators and attachments working with asphalt, concrete, steel and other building materials. This is an opportunity to find out about modern methods for recovering and re-using a wide variety of materials.
The third Open German Championship for Wastewater Engineering is presented by the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA). The contestants will be trainees, sewerage professionals and treatment plant experts. They will engage in a series of practical tasks designed to demonstrate their expertise in sewage engineering and plant technology.
At IFAT the European Flood Protection Association (EVH) will be showcasing its test container system in which the quality and performance of flood protection systems are tested in three boxes. Visitors can learn about storage, maintenance, cleaning and structural strength of the systems and also find out more about set up and dismantling. The EVH is supported in this display by the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW).
The Practical Days organized on the open-air site at the north end of the exhibition center by the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) include demonstrations of shredding and sorting technology. The materials tackled will include rough timber, scrap wood and green waste. In accompanying product-related interviews the manufacturers will be answering questions on the performance of their systems and about their company.
Trucks in Action
On its demonstration space on the open-air site the Municipal Vehicles and Equipment Industry Association (VAK) will be presenting live demonstrations of modern vehicle solutions specifically designed to master the services required of municipal authorities: waste collection vehicles, skip handlers, roll-off tippers, containers and cranes, as well as liquid gas disposal systems and pipe-cleaning systems, plus sweepers and equipment, trucks and vehicle chassis, winter road services vehicles and equipment. In addition for the first time the VAK, together with the Quality Control Association of Waste and Recycling Containers (GGAWB) will be demonstrating the handling of underfloor systems.
Also in action at IFAT will be mobile devices for drinking water treatment, organized by the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW), an expert in crisis intervention. The live demonstrations will focus on the preparation of drinking water and combating oil pollution.
For the first time, visitors to IFAT will be able to experience live pipeline construction on water networks. Network technicians will not only demonstrate “at ground level” their craftsmanship as defined by standards and regulations. They will also answer visitors’ questions on material, technology and fields of application. This live demonstration is organized by the German technical and scientific association for gas and water (DVGW).