Department Process Engineering

Process Engineering

The research focus of the Process Engineering Department (ENG) ranges from current and future wastewater and drinking water treatment problems, as well as water pollution control and resource reuse. Our long-term goal is to develop sustainable concepts of the water and nutrient cycle in residential areas.

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December 14, 2017

At its meeting on 13 and 14 December 2017, the ETH Board appointed Dr. Kai Udert as Titular Professor of ETH Zurich. Kai Udert works at Eawag since 2006 and is currently group leader within the Department Process Engineering and lecturer at ETH Zurich. His main research focus is on new technologies for resource recovery from wastewater. Read more

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Publications

Böhler, M.; Fleiner, J.; McArdell, C. S.; Teichler, R.; Siegrist, H.; Kienle, C.; Langer, M.; Wunderlin, P. (2017) Projekt ReTREAT. Untersuchungen zu Verfahren für die biologische Nachbehandlung nach Ozonung, Aqua & Gas, 97(5), 54-63, Institutional Repository
Merle, T.; Pronk, W.; von Gunten, U. (2017) MEMBRO3X, a novel combination of a membrane contactor with advanced oxidation (O3/H2O2) for simultaneous micropollutant abatement and bromate minimization, Environmental Science and Technology Letters, 4(5), 180-185, doi:10.1021/acs.estlett.7b00061, Institutional Repository
Wells, G. F.; Shi, Y.; Laureni, M.; Rosenthal, A.; Szivák, I.; Weissbrodt, D. G.; Joss, A.; Buergmann, H.; Johnson, D. R.; Morgenroth, E. (2017) Comparing the resistance, resilience, and stability of replicate moving bed biofilm and suspended growth combined nitritation–anammox reactors, Environmental Science and Technology, 51(9), 5108-5117, doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b05878, Institutional Repository
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Research Projects

By recovering nutrients from urine, we develop a sanitation system, which produces a valuable fertiliser
We develop reactors for the separate treatment of urine, feces and water directly in the toilet.
Inadequate access to microbiologically safe drinking water continuously threatens the health and well-being of more than a billion people, primarily in developing countries