Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Evren Erşahin Receives GWP Award for His Research on Sustainable Wastewater Treatment
Nov 04, 2016

ITU professor Mustafa Evren Erşahin has been given the German Water Partnership (GWP) 2016 Award, which is given to young professionals for outstanding results of studies in the field of sustainable wastewater treatment. Assoc. Prof. Erşahin of the Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, has been given the award for his research entitled “Anaerobic Dynamic Membrane Bioreactors: An Innovative and Cost-effective Process in Energy-efficient Wastewater Treatment”

In his research, Erşahin investigated the applicability of dynamic membrane (DM) technology in anaerobic dynamic membranes (AnDMB) for the treatment of concentrated wastewaters. Also, Erşahin’s study boasts being the first on the application of DM technology in concentrated wastewater treatment under anaerobic conditions. The study aims to provide deeper insights into DM technology by providing an assessment of the formation of DM layer and filtration performance under different conditions.


Professor Erşahin’s award was presented to him by Hans Joachim Werner, GWP Head of Turkey Forum, during the 6th Turkish-German Water Partnership-Day, which was jointly organised by GWP and the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization on 18 October 2016 in Mersin. 2015 GWP award was also received by an ITU researcher, Dr. Hale Özgün of the Department of Environmental Engineering.

About GWP

German Water Partnership (GWP) is a joint initiative consisting of 350 members from the German private and public sectors, combining commercial enterprises, government and non-government organizations, scientific institutions and water-related associations. German Water Partnership is concentrated on building relationships between the German institutions in water sector and partners from abroad, and it is the single point of contact concerning the German water sector for partners from abroad. The chief aim of GWP network is to make the outstanding German engineering, know-how and experience in the water sector easily accessible to partners and clients all over the world. In 15 regional sections German water experts, in close cooperation with local partners, concentrate competencies and offer a broad range of products and services in order to work on solutions, catering to the individual needs of the target countries.