ICOST 2022

Aug 04 - 06 Aug, 2022; 17:00 - 18:00

International Conference on Schauberger Technology

August 4th – 6th, 2022, PKS – Villa, Bad Ischl, AUSTRIA


  • Klaus Rauber and Anton Sàlat: 25 years of investigation – The German Association for Implosion Research (Verein für Implosionsforschung und Anwendung, e.V.), represented by the chairmen Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Klaus Rauber and Dr. med. Anton Sàlat, give insights in their way how to produce proof of Viktor and Walter Schauberger’s theories and patents.
  • Josef Auernig: Flow Rate and Oxygen Transfer Rate in the Hyperbolic Funnel
  • Curt Hallberg (IET Sweden): The Principle – about the different ways how Viktor and Walter Schauberger formulated their findings. Related to a Viktor-Schauberger-quote: “I’m neither an engineer nor a scientist, all I understand is the principle.”
  • Franz Fitzke (film maker, Germany): Instream River Training – a new way of presenting Viktor Schauberger’s ideas of river engineering
  • Jörg Schauberger (PKS): 100 years ahead – Jörg’s grandfather Viktor Schauberger stated that his thinking was 100 years ahead of his time. Well, the first startling and astonishing inventions and their realisations (e. g. his revolutionary log-flumes) date back to the early 1920ies. Are we at the dawn of a new century?
  • Jan van Toor (NL) – Sogwendel (Suction Turbine, Whorlpipe))

Some more details about the speakers and their topics: see below!

More speakers and details are going to be published soon and may be subject to modifications.

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Schedule of ICOST (update version Mid-June 2022)

Thursday, Aug. 4th, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Get-together and registration in the PKS-Villa for those who are already in Bad Ischl

From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Opportunity for talks and a light dinner at PKS

Friday, Aug. 5th, 8:45 to 9:30 a.m.

Registration in the PKS-Villa for those who will arrive on Friday

Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lectures, guided tour to see original prototypes of Schauberger-models (e. g. the Repulsine or the Home-Power-Generator of Viktor), talks and discussions – Lunchbreak

Evenings: Open End for individual talks at the Villa or down-town (on Friday evening there will be stages with different music-groups in the city of Bad Ischl – if the weather allows Open Air concerts)

Sunday, Aug. 7th, 11. a.m. to 5 p.m.

Open Doors at PKS – The Schauberger-show-rooms will be open for the public. Additional chance to talk with guests and with those ICOST-participants and lecturers, who are still at the venue. Admission free for ICOST-participants.



Klaus Rauber: Viktor Schauberger’s Water Turbines

A hitherto neglected field of research are Schauberger’s ideas on water turbines. In many design sketches he presented considerations concerning more efficient ways of energy generation. In Viktor’s focus stood the qualitative upgrading of the water. What is striking here is the application of several active principles. After a shovel-like inlet using weight forces, the water is led centripetally and afterwards turned into a centrifugal motion. In many of his writings Schauberger refers to the well-known Segner water wheel.

This presentation is limited to the technical-constructional aspects of water turbines designed by Viktor Schauberger. The general character of the designs will be presented as well as the different phases of operation. Special attention is paid to the centrifugal part, especially since latest investigations and developments point to a yet unused potential.

Dr. Anton Sàlat: The nature-correct movement – A path of knowledge from machine design to the connection with nature

Based on several workshops, held at the WALA company for pharmaceutical products, ways to understand and optimize Dr. Köller’s stirring/mixing machine were taken. This apparatus has been used for a long time to produce mistletoe preparations. In Dr. Sàlat’s presentation a path of knowledge will be shown which can serve as a pointer to the seeker in his search to grasp the concept of “nature-correct movement”.

Josef Auernig: Flow Rate and Oxygen Transfer Rate in the Hyperbolic Funnel

Josef Auernig, born in Tamsweg (Salzburg), studied mechanical engineering in Vienna, PhD thesis: “Optimization of Overhead Cranes …”. 25 years in management positions in leading companies in the manufacturing industry. Consulting engineer for 10 years: supporting companies in improving production processes and production organization and in solving challenging engineering tasks.

Recently “back to the roots” in the direction of science and start working on some Schauberger topics. In the case of the hyperbolic funnel, “I am currently looking in particular at the interaction between flow and oxygen uptake”.

Curt Hallberg: The Principle

Member of IET Sweden – about the different ways how Viktor and Walter Schauberger formulated their findings. Hallberg refers to a Viktor-Schauberger-quote: “I’m neither an engineer nor a scientist, all I understand is the principle.”

Jan van Toor: The Whorlpipe and results of a research project

More than 2 years ago whorlpipes in various sizes have been designed and 3-D printed by Jan van Toor. Their designs are based on

  • Original texts and drawings of Viktor Schauberger,
  • Magazins of the Verein für Implosionsforschung und Anwendungen e.V.
  • Open literature

With the support of Klaus Rauber initial tests have been performed at the site of the Verein’s research shop in Zell am Harmersbach. The results were promising and have been shown already in the Implosion-Magazin No. 185.

After discussions with NHL Stenden, WAC and WETSUS, it has been decided to apply for a research budget to investigate the whorlpipe in more depth with respect to its main characteristics and design drivers as well as its effects on water. The funding was released by the NWO (Nationaal Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek) in the Netherlands and the research project has been executed between May 2021 and June 2022.

The presentation gives a short overview over the 2020-er tests and an insight in the research project and results.

Jan van Toor (67) lives since 2022 in the Netherlands and has a M.Sc. in aeronautics (Technical University Delft). He has been a chief engineer in aircraft design at Airbus. In the last phase of his professional life, he headed a network dealing with future concepts and long-term scenarios. After his retirement he set up a small company VanToorSystems, with the focus on designing sustainable systems, i.e.  wind and water systems.