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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Wielinski, J.; Müller, C.; Voegelin, A.; Morgenroth, E.; Kaegi, R. (2018) Combustion of sewage sludge: kinetics and speciation of the combustible, Energy and Fuels, doi:10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b02106, Institutional Repository
Podgorski, J. E.; Labhasetwar, P.; Saha, D.; Berg, M. (2018) Prediction modeling and mapping of groundwater fluoride contamination throughout India, Environmental Science and Technology, 52(17), 9889-9898, doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b01679, Institutional Repository
Önnby, L.; Walpen, N.; Salhi, E.; Sander, M.; von Gunten, U. (2018) Two analytical approaches quantifying the electron donating capacities of dissolved organic matter to monitor its oxidation during chlorination and ozonation, Water Research, 144, 677-689, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2018.06.060, Institutional Repository
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October 22, 2018

Even though the water we’ve used for washing our hands is barely contaminated, it usually disappears down the drain, never to be used again. A newly developed system allows handwashing water to be recycled, thus not only saving water, but also helping to prevent infectious diseases in developing countries. 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)