We are focused on innovative research on treatment of water and wastewater. There is a main focus on membrane technology and adsorption, but also other technologies are investigated, e.g. biological treatment.
The vision is to investigate phenomena and innovative ideas for treatment first on a rather fundamental level in order to come to insights which enable further development and finally implementation of these technologies.
In order to keep connected with the practice, several projects are carried out in collaboration with industries or public authorities. Furthermore, collaborations are carried out with leading institutes worldwide with the aim of strengthening the group and generating synergies. The portfolio of projects ranges from industrialized countries (including Switzerland) to emerging nations. The latter type of projects are mostly carried out in collaboration with Eawag’s Sandec department.
- Nanosorp - Nanosorp is a bilateral collaborative project between several Polish partners (AGH, WUT) and Swiss partners (Eawag, EMPA), on the development and application of innovative filter- and membrane materials for water treatment.
- Regional Water Supply Baselland 21 - In this project, the qualitative and quantitative challenges of the water supply in the region Baselland are investigated. Activities in the group focus on the evaluation of existing and new technologies for water treatment.