Catalan Water Research Institute research and innovation for the sustainable use of water

Chemical pollutants in water treatments

The aim of this line is the study of the appearance, fate and transformation mechanisms of chemical pollutants during the treatment of waste and drinking water.

Research topics:

• Study of the fate and behavior of emerging (micro)pollutants in the treatment of waste water, regenerated water and drinking water through conventional and innovative treatments.
• Study of biotic and abiotic transformations of emerging (micro)pollutants, identification of transformation products, characterization of precursors and transformation pathways.
• Assessment of the risks associated with pollutants derived from water treatment.