Department Environmental Chemistry

On the trail of pollutants

Our research team studies the presence, distribution and fate of organic pollutants in the aquatic environment. The focus of our research is on substance flux from urban areas and from agriculture, and the main tools that we use for this work are trace analysis, field and laboratory studies and modelling.
 

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Kathrin Fenner appointed as Professor ad personam at University of Zurich

Kathrin Fenner was appointed as extraordinary professor ad personam in the field of environmental chemistry. Kathrin Fenner is group leader in the department of Environmental Chemistry at Eawag. She graduated in Chemistry at the University of Zurich and obtained her PhD at the Department of Chemistry of ETH Zurich. [more info...].

ISOTOPES 2017
The Cross-Disciplinary Conference on stable Isotope Sciences

Get new insights for the use stable isotope tools from the most recent advances in analytical instrumentation and the fundamental un-derstanding of isotope effects.

Selected and representative research projects

Demonstration of promising technologies to address emerging pollutants in water and wastewater.
In Zusammenarbeit mit Bund und Kantonen untersucht NAWA SPEZ II mit einem umfassenden Screening, wie stark kleine Fliessgewässern in landwirtschaftlichen Einzugsgebieten mit Pestiziden belastet sind.
Predicting environment-specific biotransformation of chemical contaminants
Computergestützte Detektion von Mikroschadstoffen in Oberflächengewässern mittels hochauflösender Massenspektrometrie