Our research activities focus on key issues of sustainable management of water resources. Our activities contribute to improving the quality of life in cities.
The unit “Urban Systems” bundles all topics relating to the management of stormwater, wastewater and urban sewers. The “Process Innovation” unit addresses technical issues in the field of water and wastewater treatment. The unit “Groundwater” focuses to natural water treatment systems and well management.
Our projects are closely linked with topics which are relevant for the future and are particularly important for the development of Smart City Concepts: Energy efficiency, climate resilience, infrastructure, surface water protection, resources and digitisation. This way we help to integrate water as an essential component of public services into Smart City concepts.
Projects with start ealier than 2007 are available in the project-archive.
OXIRED 2 – Oxidation and Infiltration for Optimised Substance RemovalRead moreRead more
Optimisation of organic compound removal in artificial recharge systems by redox control and enhanced oxidation
Subsurface passage as utilised during river bank filtration and artificial groundwater recharge has been proven to be an effective barrier for multiple substances present in surface waters during drinking water production. Additionally it is widely used as polishing step after wastewater treatment. However, there are limitations concerning the removal of DOC and specific trace organics. The project OXIRED aims…
AQUISAFE 2 – Mitigation of Contaminants in Rural and Semi-rural Environments to Protect Drinking Water ResourcesRead moreRead more
Performance analysis of selected mitigation systems used to attenuate diffuse agriculatural pollution occurring during baseflow and high flow events from agricultural fields