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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News

September 10, 2019

Treating community wastewater takes a lot of energy. Eawag is currently supporting a project that not only presents an alternative to conventional treatment processes but is also designed to enabled increased throughput within a smaller amount of space. Read more

July 25, 2019

Phosphate supplies are limited and found in only a few countries. Mining and transport of this nutrient are costly. It is therefore becoming increasingly important that phosphorus be recovered and reused regionally, and Switzerland, with a functioning phosphorus recycling economy, can lead the way. Read more

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Publications

Pronk, W.; Ding, A.; Morgenroth, E.; Derlon, N.; Desmond, P.; Burkhardt, M.; Wu, B.; Fane, A. G. (2019) Gravity-driven membrane filtration for water and wastewater treatment: a review, Water Research, 149, 553-565, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2018.11.062, Institutional Repository
Seviour, T.; Derlon, N.; Simonsen Dueholm, M.; Flemming, H.-C.; Girbal-Neuhauser, E.; Horn, H.; Kjelleberg, S.; van Loosdrecht, M. C. M.; Lotti, T.; Malpei, M. F.; Nerenberg, R.; Neu, T. R.; Paul, E.; Yu, H.; Lin, Y. (2019) Extracellular polymeric substances of biofilms: suffering from an identity crisis, Water Research, 151, 1-7, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2018.11.020, Institutional Repository
Hagemann, N.; Bucheli, T. D.; Schmidt, H.-P.; Kägi, R.; Böhler, M.; McArdell, C. S. (2019) Aktivkohle - Made in Switzerland!, Aqua & Gas, 99(1), 32-38, Institutional Repository
Rittmann, B. E.; Boltz, J. P.; Brockmann, D.; Daigger, G. T.; Morgenroth, E.; Helleshøj Sørensen, K.; Takács, I.; van Loosdrecht, M.; Vanrolleghem, P. A. (2018) A framework for good biofilm reactor modeling practice (GBRMP), Water Science and Technology, 77(5), 1149-1164, doi:10.2166/wst.2018.021, 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