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Investigating micropollutant biodegradation in groundwater

  • 15 September, 2021
  • Wageningen University, Environmental Technology
  • prof. dr AP van Wezel
  • dr NB Sutton

Micropollutants are present in groundwater and in water sources (e.g. surface water, wastewater treatment plant effluent) that can be infiltrated underground for drinking water production. For a safe drinking water storage and provision, the occurrence and fate of micropollutants and their transformation products (TPs) in subsurface systems need to be studied.
The aim of the project is to assess TPs formation from micropollutants in infiltration and groundwater systems. The influence of different parameters (i.e. redox conditions, DOM availability, micropollutant concentration) on the fate of selected micropollutants and TPs will be studied by means of laboratory and field investigations.
The project will provide insights on TPs formation to drinking water companies and water authorities, which will be helpful for water production, storage and reuse.

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