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Aarhus University Centre for Water Technology holds advanced research expertise and optimal research facilities for research and development of novel methods and technologies with in the area of "Constructed wetland treatment technologies".

Constructed wetlands (CWs), also known as treatment wetlands, are engineered systems designed and constructed to treat various types of polluted water.

Different types of CWs have proven efficiency and applications from rural to urban and even industrial settings.

The removal of the pollutants in CWs occurs as a result of complex interactions between the media, the vegetation and the microorganisms in the CW bed.

The most attractive benefit of the CW technology is its “green” and ecofriendly way of treating wastewater with low operational costs and easy maintenance.

Centre for Water Technology holds advanced research expertise and optimal research facilities for studying the complex physical, chemical, and biological processes occurring in the CW systems.

Various types and uses of CW systems are being studied and new technologies within this field are being developed.

Involved research groups are:

  • Department of Bioscience - Aarhus (group of professor Hans Brix and senior researcher Carlos A. Arias)
  • Department of Bioscience - Silkeborg (group of senior researchers Carl C. Hoffmann)
  • Department of Agroecology - Foulum (group of senior researcher Finn Plauborg).

 Graphic this page by: Anton Brix.

Hans Brix

Head of Department Department of Biology