Contaminants in wastewater treatment


Micropollutants from urban sources (e.g. pharmaceuticals, personal care products, industrial chemicals) enter the aquatic environment via municipal wastewater. We are investigating their mass fluxes from the usage, their behavior during wastewater treatment and their environmental fate in the water cycle. We are mainly interested in the wastewater treatment processes and in strategies, how to remove these organic micropollutants in conventional and advanced treatment with ozone and activated carbon.