Sustainable use of water and energy in an urban context


Investigates the ramifications and implementation requirements of new urban infrastructures, to the purpose of achieving a circular economy regarding the resource utilization in the urban context. Specifically, this research line investigates alternatives 

to recover thermal energy from gray waters, increasing the efficiency of air conditioning mechanisms, and recovery of chemical nutrients and energy from dark waters, among others.

Thematic focus of IECO Topic I in period 2021-2022

Researchers in Topic I

The Topic Spokespersons of Topic I are Dr. Witold-Roger Poganietz at KIT and Dr. Ana Lucia Prieto at UCH.

Dr. Witold-Roger Poganietz

Dr. Ana Lucia Prieto Santa

Dr. Alfredo Erlwein

Dámare Araya

Jürgen Kopfmüller

Andrea Pino

Dr. Volker Stelzer

Danny Tröger