Strategy MicroPoll: Use of in situ population studies and flow-through microcosms at the WTP Wüeri, Switzerland



 (05.0013.PJ / F381-1417)

Main project objectives
development of a strategy for the reduction of micropollution due to sewage treatment plants
mitigation of organic micropollution using ozonation
Developing techniques for the detection of effects of complex mixtures of pollutants on ecological relevant processes (e.g. leaf litter breakdown, EDC’s)

Financial support

Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) (Bundesamt für Umwelt BAFU, Bern Schweiz)



2006 to 2009

Project partners

  • Department of Aquatic Ecology, Eawag and institute for integrative Biology (IBZ), ETH Zürich, Kastanienbaum, Switzerland
  • BMG Engineering AG, Schlieren, Switzerland
  • Department of Ecotoxicology, Eawag, Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • Department of Environmental Chemistry, Eawag, Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • Department of Engeneering Techology, Eawag, Dübendorf, Switzerland


Prof. Dr. Ralf Schulz

Mirco Bundschuh