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Water Quality

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Water quality is of fundamental ecological significance and also determines its usability, especially with regard to the production of drinking water. In this context, inorganic main constituents as well as natural organic matter (NOM) such as humic substances, anthropogenic organic micropollutants (e.g. pharmaceutical or pesticides), heavy metals, and engineered and natural nanoparticles (e.g. silver nanoparticles) play a key role. Water quality focusses on pathways, fate, transformations, and impacts of these substances in aquatic systems, applying powerful analytical methods. On this basis, appropriate strategies and approaches for risk assessment and water treatment can be derived.

 

Natural Organic Matter (NOM, humic substances)

Dr. Gudrun Abbt-Braun

 

Micropollutants

Dr. Ewa Borowska

 

Current Projects

DFG - Beyond pollutant removal - understanding the biochemical mechanism of sulfonamide degradation in wastewater and the role of ipso-substitution

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