Water is one of the most important resources worldwide. However, the diverse use of water for irrigation, industrial processes and as drinking water leads to a considerable degradation of water quality. Too often, water with its unique properties as a solvent becomes a mobile waste deposit or a means of transportation. Fortunately, the water used in this way is subject to purification in the natural water cycle and can usually be reused. In recent decades, however, the natural water cycle has become increasingly overburdened and the possibility of reuse is limited by water quality. Technologically, reuse directly after water use and treatment can be shortened without the detour via the natural water cycle. However, this will only succeed if we understand the underlying transport processes and the associated biotic and abiotic conversions. This is exactly what the staff of the institute is working on in numerous projects, which you can find on the following pages.
Advanced Biofilm CourseEBI
Advanced Biofilm Course 2022 will take place in October

The organizers of the Avanced Biofilm Course (Harald Horn, Thomas Neu, Cristian Picioreanu, Michael Kühl) are happy to announce that the ABC will take place at DVGW-EBI/KIT during 24 - 29 October 2022. For more details regarding content, application and deadlines see the flyer.

Stickstoff-Fußabdruck: Hohe Verschmutzung und Ressourcenverlust durch GülleMarkus Breig, KIT
Nitrogen Footprint: Heavy Pollution and Resource Losses Due to Liquid Manure

KIT Researchers Calculate Effect of Liquid Manure from Meat Production on Nitrogen Footprint and on Energy Required to Recover Nitrogen.

Projekt ESI-CorAAmadeus Bramsiepe, KIT
Nationwide pilot project for corona detection in wastewater

The Engler-Bunte Institute is involved in an EU project testing a wastewater-based COVID-19 early warning system. For one year, samples will be taken in waste water treatment plants at 20 pilot sites nationwide.