Department Water Resources and Drinking Water

Water Resources & Drinking Water

Our research concentrates on physical and chemical processes in groundwater, surface water and drinking water. We conduct basic and applied research on water resources, water contaminants, and water treatment to contribute to sustainable water management from local to nationwide scales.

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Marron, E. L.; Mitch, W. A.; Gunten, U. von; Sedlak, D. L. (2019) A tale of two treatments: the multiple barrier approach to removing chemical contaminants during potable water reuse, Accounts of Chemical Research, 52(3), 615-622, doi:10.1021/acs.accounts.8b00612, Institutional Repository
Tentscher, P. R.; Lee, M.; von Gunten, U. (2019) Micropollutant oxidation studied by quantum chemical computations: methodology and applications to thermodynamics, kinetics, and reaction mechanisms, Accounts of Chemical Research, 52(3), 605-614, doi:10.1021/acs.accounts.8b00610, Institutional Repository
Lim, S.; McArdell, C. S.; von Gunten, U. (2019) Reactions of aliphatic amines with ozone: kinetics and mechanisms, Water Research, 157, 514-528, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2019.03.089, Institutional Repository
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May 17, 2019

Wastewater contains valuable resources. However, because existing wastewater management systems have been designed primarily for pollution control and hygiene, the recovery of resources from wastewater is cumbersome. Read more

Research Projects

The project investigates what measures are most effective in influencing a river corridor so that river restoration and groundwater flow systems can help to mitigate the effects of floods and droughts.
This project facilitates the exchange of data, maps and information on geogenic contaminants (focussing on arsenic and fluoride) via the web-based Groundwater Assessment Platform (GAP)