Welcome to the website of the Water Treatment Laboratory Aqua!
Worldwide water shortage increase and water quality depletion from microbial and chemical compounds, pose significant challenges for today’s water treatment industry. Emerging contaminants (ECs) like pesticides, hormones, medical drugs, as well as naturally occurring toxic metabolites, detected at trace concentrations, necessitate treatment and are currently found in monitoring lists of Environmental Agencies worldwide. To adequately address this problem research efforts are currently focusing both on the development of new advanced oxidation technologies, but also the enhancement of existing conventional technologies. The Water Treatment Laboratory- AQUA research group of CUT engages in activities that seek to provide solutions for ECs removal. The majority of group’s research activities focus on monitoring, analysis, and treatment of xenobiotics from water, wastewater, and soil.