We deal with practical relevant applications and technology developments and processes in the field of waste water and sludge treatment. Beside the optimisation of nutrient removal and of the use of sludge as a resource, we have more and more projects dealing with nutrient recovery and contaminant removal at municipal wastewater treatment plants in Switzerland. We focus on questions about technical feasibility and the implementation of new processes and procedures for wastewater treatment plants, as well as test solutions on a semi-industrial scale.
We maintain a close partnership with the local wastewater treatment plants and cooperate in projects with water management stakeholders, such as cantonal authorities, plant equipment manufacturers, engineering firms and trade associations. As a part of a national research centre, we also have an advisory function.
VSA/DWA/IWA events and Eawag Peak courses are important to us to ensure knowledge transfer. The practical projects are often carried out with the support of the federal environmental technology promotion or the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) or in the context of EU projects. Active implementation, and advising on wastewater projects with a high level of innovation and scientific expertise, is among our tasks.