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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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