As the largest platform for water, wastewater, waste and raw materials management, Ifat, which will be held at the Trade Fair Center of Messe München from May 13-17, 2024, is the international meeting place for the industry: with innovative offerings that set standards for the future. From drinking water supply to wastewater disposal, waste and raw materials management, as well as innovations for pollutant management, sustainable road construction and minerals, the full range of offerings will be made available. In the newly designed technical supporting program, you will learn everything about the industry topics of today and tomorrow.
The portfolio of mechanical and plant engineering for the water industry ranges from pumps and lifting systems to drive technology, mechanical and electrical equipment, and instrumentation and control technology. Mechanical and electrical systems play an important role in public drinking water supply and industrial production processes. They are essential components of water supply and water treatment plants and are generally long-lived assets with a high proportion of operating costs.
Sustainability from a business perspective: Find out how the environment and sales can be optimally combined at the Ifat trade show. Trade visitors will benefit, for example, from best practice examples of modern water and waste management. Or from new strategies for optimized recycling management in production processes. Efficient solutions will be presented that not only benefit the world's resources but also have a positive effect on companies' operating costs. Highlights include live demonstrations that show how resources can be used efficiently and work processes organized to reduce costs. The technical supporting program offers informative lectures in which experts comment in a practical and competent manner on the possibilities of intelligent recycling, from plastics to packaging materials to process water treatment. You will also get an overview of global solutions and efficient strategies of sustainable environmental technologies.
In addition, new challenges to society such as climate change, demographic change or anthropogenic pollution of the environment such as trace substances, pharmaceutical residues, microplastics have a major impact on water management. The use of secondary raw materials is more important than ever and is increasingly demanded by politics and companies. Solutions with regard to new requirements have a very significant influence on innovations in machine and plant technology.
Machine and plant technology is constantly and rapidly evolving in all respects: energy efficiency, quality requirements, operational reliability, performance. One of the main drivers of this dynamic progress is the rapid development of digitalization and its impact on the measurement and control technology of machines and plants in the water industry.