Jürgen Zechner

    Juergen designed, built up and managed the 3rd party test site at OFI, Klagenfurt in Austria. His technical experience in the field of UV starts 2005. His work included validation of UV-systems, material testing and certification of water treatment products.


    Since September 2021
    Conformity-Expert e.U.
    Integrated Product Compliance Management Consulting Office
    9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, AUSTRIA

    2020 – 2021
    AQUAFIDES GmbH, 4861 Schörfling am Attersee , AUSTRIA
    Business Development Manager- Asia Pacific, United Kingdom

    2009 – 2019
    OFI Österreichisches Forschungsinstitut für Chemie & Technik
    1030 Wien, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, AUSTRIA

    Head of Water Treatment and -disinfection

    Quality Auditor for conformity assessment bodies according to ISO 17020, ISO 17025, ISO 17065 for OFI, ÖVGW, DVGW, SVGW

    Development, design, and construction of OFI Test Site Klagenfurt, for UV-Disinfection, AOP applications and other Water Treatment Products, Fittings and Valve technologies

    Researcher, Research project Integrity Test of UF/MF-systems

    2008 – 2009
    Technical Sales Engineer, Product Manager Water Treatment Waterworks- and power plant applications HTI Schmidt´s Weyland Handelsges.m.b.H,.6706 Bürs

    2006 – 2008
    Entrepreneur, Sales of Water treatment products Ressourcen Technik Zechner, 2002 Großmugl, AUSTRIA

    Technician Water Treatment and Solar power Furch GmbH, 2130 Mistelbach

    Standardization work (excerpt)

    2014 – ongoing
    Member, until 2019 chairman deputy, Temporary Working Group UV-disinfection, ÖVGW

    2011 – 2019
    Chairman, Temporary Working Group Certification Water Treatment, ÖVGW

    Member, Working Group UV-disinfection (DIN 19294-1/3, ÖNORM M 5873-1/3) at DVGW/DIN and Austrian Standards

    Member, Working Group Chlorine Dioxide Production Systems, Austrian Standards

    Chairman, Temporary Working Group Physical Water Treatment

    Chairman, Mechanical Filtration Systems for Water Supply, ÖVGW

    Member, Working Group UV-treatment for pool water applications Austrian Standards

    Professional Experience

    • Well-founded experience in working with authorities and conformity assessment bodies such as testing and inspection bodies, market surveillance, trade and environmental authorities, certification bodies and notified bodies;
    • Testing, validation and conformity assessment of water treatment devices such as UV-systems including UV-lamp testing, membrane filtration systems, softeners and physical water treatment technologies and processes as well as fittings and control valves for building installation and water supply;
    • Conformity assessment in connection with machinery, pressure equipment and electrical equipment as well as construction products that come into contact with drinking water;
    • Implementation, assessment and auditing of quality management systems;
    • Design of UV systems for water, air, surface disinfection
    • Design of test benches for flow and pressure testing, and radio-physical determinations
    • Design of waterworks and water supply systems, implementation of AOP processes