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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2018-04-01 - 2019-01-31

For the assessment of the chemical water quality, various available substances play a role, which can be characterized as sum parameters, substance groups or individual substances, e.g. natural organic material, halogenated compounds, aromatic compounds, organic pollutants and metabolites, etc. Screening methods and untargeted analyzes such as e.g. The "Non-Target Analysis (NTA)" try not to quantify individual substances in a water matrix as opposed to the individual substance analysis, but to capture the totality of the substances with one method. Today, more than one thousand substances can be detected in wastewater using modern NTA, and only about 50 in well-protected groundwater. The aim of the project is the application of the already developed non-target analysis and evaluation methods to investigate the temporal variability of the detected substances in groundwater.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2018-05-01 - 2020-06-30

Airport surface runoff during winter time contains high concentrations of pavement de-icing fluids. Uncontrolled discharge of this runoff poses a potential environmental hazard for the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem. One possibility is a soil based filter to treat the contaminated surface runoff. The main goal is to determine the capability of the in-situ soil and a soil based filter using structural filter materials to degrade the organic pollutants. Based on previous results, the use of a soil based filter shows to be a promising, passive, natural based solution for the treatment of de-icing runoff. This should now be verified in small areas in-situ at an airport.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-10-01 - 2018-09-30

The result of this project should provide an uniform approach for the assessment of wastewater pumping stations and auxiliary structures. On that basis a proposal for maintenance and rehab activities should be developed. The focus of this research is on decentralized infrastructure because of the lack of staff and need for optimised operational management. The resulting guideline will be distributed by the Austrian Water and Waste Association.

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