Department Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development

Microbial Contamination

In many areas worldwide the central water infrastructure is not available at all, or not reliable, leading to microbially contaminated water at the tap.

In such cases, decentralized water treatment such as filtration, chlorination, boiling, or solar disinfection (SODIS) can be applied. Our current main research project centers on ultrafiltration with the Gravity-Driven Membrane (GDM) filter technology.