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Swimming Pool Water Under Aspects of Health and Treatment Technology (POOL I)

Swimming Pool Water Under Aspects of Health and Treatment Technology (POOL I)

Fritz. H. Frimmel
Christian Zwiener

Project Group:BMBF - Joint Research Project





Swimming Pool Water Under Aspects of Health and Treatment Technology

This project is coordinated by the Engler-Bunte-Institut. Swimming pool water is investigated under aspects of health effects and treatment technology. This includes the assessment of conventional water treatment technology concerning chemical, microbiological, and toxicological aspects as well as development and testing of new treatment methods with the aim of minimizing disinfection by-products.

For this task a interdisciplinary cooperation of chemists, analytical chemists, engineers, microbiologists, toxicologists is necessary. The cooperation partners are:

  • Universität Karlsruhe, Lehrstuhl für Wasserchemie am Engler-Bunte-Institut (Prof. Frimmel, Dr. Zwiener)
  • Universität Heidelberg, Abteilung Hygiene und Medizinische Mikrobiologie (Dr. Erdinger)
  • Landesgesundheitsamt Baden-Württemberg, Abt. Umwelttoxikologie (Dr. Sacré, Dr. Gabrio)
  • Umweltbundesamt, Institut für Wasser-, Boden- und Lufthygiene (Dr. Grummt)
  • Gas-, Elektrizitäts- und Wasserwerke Köln (Dr. Hübner)
  • Universität Mainz, Arbeitskreis Molekulare Mechanismen Umweltbedingter Gentoxizität (Dr. Waldmann)
  • Universität Essen, Institut für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie (Prof. Joeckel)
  • UV-Systeme (Dr. Maßholder)
  • WABAG Wassertechnische Anlagen (Dr. Hagen)

The project part of the Engler-Bunte-Institut:

Minimization of Disinfection By-Products under Aspects of Chemistry and Water Treatment Technology

The aim of the project part is the assessment of swimming pool water from the view of an analytical chemist and the implementation of new technologies in the water treatment. The analytical investigation will include sum parameters (DOC; DON, AOX) and trace analysis for polar disinfection by-products (DBPs) with LC/MS/MS. A focus will be on substances of irritating and toxicological relevance. The new treatment technologies will be performed from bench scale to pilot scale and will be applied to minimize DBPs in water treatment.

POOL-Tagung 2003