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Ozone is blown into the treated wastewater through these diffusers (WWTP Neugut, Dübendorf; photo: Max Schachtler) .
Swiss approach to modern wastewater treatment is ...
December 1, 2023

A team of seven current and former Eawag researchers will receive the Swiss Chemical Society’s Sandmeyer Prize in 2024 for the development of advanced wastewater treatment for the degradation of micropollutants using ozone. And the most amazing thing is: Just about 15 years have passed between basic research and large-scale technical implementation. This incredible timetable was only possible thanks to the wealth of knowledge already available at Eawag and the fact that interdisciplinary collaboration is a matter of course at the Swiss aquatic research institute.

Rooftop garden of the housing cooperative Equilibre in Geneva, irrigated with treated wastewater (Photo: Eawag, Kayla Coppens).
Treat wastewater in an environmentally sustainable way ...
November 30, 2023

This research project explores vermifiltration as an alternative method for wastewater treatment. The aim is to fill knowledge gaps.

Defining and implementing policy measures to improve the condition of bodies of water are  challenging tasks. The two platforms help to close gaps in knowledge (Photo: Karin Stäheli, Eawag).
Four more years for successful platforms
October 19, 2023

The mandate for the “Water Quality” and “Process Engineering Micropollutants” platforms supported by Eawag, FOEN and VSA has been extended by an additional four years.

The theme of "water" runs like a common (blue) thread through the various SDGs, which also guide Eawag’s research (Watercolour: Eawag Communication / Philipp Ringli)
Sustainable Development Goals also apply to Switzerland
September 14, 2023

At today's Eawag Info Day, the Aquatic Research Institute outlined the steps that need to be taken to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Dank DNA-Analyse konnte in der Kläranlage Langmatt das Bakterium identifiziert werden, das für eine übermässige Schaumbildung verantwortlich war (Foto: Robert Niederdorfer/Eawag).
Early warning system for sewage treatment plants
September 7, 2023

Timely analyses of the bacterial community in wastewater treatment plants enables changes to be detected and remedied before cleaning performance suffers.