the Environmental Chemistry Department are experts in several committees at the
national and European level for chemical stressors in the aquatic
environment (Cipel, Naduf, Naqua, NudCh,
In close collaboration with cantonal, federal state and governmental authorities and the chemical industry new concepts and technologies (LC-HRMS) for the monitoring of organic contaminants in the River Rhine at the international monitoring station at Weil are developed and installed (Singer Eawag News 73/2012, Aqua & Gas 5/2013).
for the assessment of micropollutants from municipal wastewater and proposal of
Swiss-relevant micropollutants for water monitoring (Götz et. al. ESPR
of important transformation products and metabolites of organic micropollutants
which should be implemented in water monitoring (Fenner et al.,
GWA 5/2011;Kern et al., ES&T, 2009)
as point source for pharmaceuticals and biocides: mass flux study (Weissbrodt
et al., ES&T 2009; Kovalova et al., ES&T 2012) and evaluation of decentral treatment technologies
of advanced treatment technologies for the improved elimination of
micropollutants in municipal wastewater treatment plants together with the
department Eng (Hollender et al., ES&T 2010)
of indicator substances for the assessment of the elimination performance of
different advanced wastewater treatments (Götz et al., GWA 4/2010)
- Assessment of redox reactions in final storages of radioactive waste.
Knowledge transfer on field studies and environmental behavior of xenobiotics in ambient waters is currently carried out in the SCOPES cooperative project with the Eastern European countries Moldavia and Rumania.