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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February 23, 2021

A new fact sheet highlights the opportunities and challenges associated with greywater.

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January 29, 2021

For three months, an extended family in South Africa tested the standalone Autarky toilet cubicle. Everyone was very happy with the quiet hideout.

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Water Hub: new movie!


Bisinella de Faria, A. B.; Besson, M.; Ahmadi, A.; Udert, K. M.; Spérandio, M. (2020) Dynamic influent generator for alternative wastewater management with urine source separation, Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment, 6(2), 04020001 (26 pp.), doi:10.1061/JSWBAY.0000904, Institutional Repository
Bogler, A.; Packman, A.; Furman, A.; Gross, A.; Kushmaro, A.; Ronen, A.; Dagot, C.; Hill, C.; Vaizel-Ohayon, D.; Morgenroth, E.; Bertuzzo, E.; Wells, G.; Kiperwas, H. R.; Horn, H.; Negev, I.; Zucker, I.; Bar-Or, I.; Moran-Gilad, J.; Balcazar, J. L.; Bibby, K.; Elimelech, M.; Weisbrod, N.; Nir, O.; Sued, O.; Gillor, O.; Alvarez, P. J.; Crameri, S.; Arnon, S.; Walker, S.; Yaron, S.; Nguyen, T. H.; Berchenko, Y.; Hu, Y.; Ronen, Z.; Bar-Zeev, E. (2020) Rethinking wastewater risks and monitoring in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nature Sustainability, 3, 981-990, doi:10.1038/s41893-020-00605-2, Institutional Repository
Britschgi, L.; Villez, K.; Schrems, P.; Udert, K. M. (2020) Electrochemical nitrite sensing for urine nitrification, Water Research X, 9, 100055 (30 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.wroa.2020.100055, Institutional Repository
Burdon, F. J.; Bai, Y.; Reyes, M.; Tamminen, M.; Staudacher, P.; Mangold, S.; Singer, H.; Räsänen, K.; Joss, A.; Tiegs, S. D.; Jokela, J.; Eggen, R. I. L.; Stamm, C. (2020) Stream microbial communities and ecosystem functioning show complex responses to multiple stressors in wastewater, Global Change Biology, 26(11), 6363-6382, doi:10.1111/gcb.15302, 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