Water Team Presentation
Department of Biotechnology has focused much attention on developing biotechnological methods, either alone or in combination with physical treatment, to degrade or immobilize these hazardous compounds such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs), heavy metals and potentially hazardous chemicals from pharmaceuticals and molecules with endocrine disrupting activity.
There are two main focuses in water research related to Bioremediation:
Dye remediation group aims to use biological and physico-chemical techniques for the treatment of textile dyes. The project is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), and is collaboration with Indiska Magasinet AB, Sweden. The target of the project is to deliver a viable treatment method to the textile industry for cleaner production. This group has international collaboration with Nicaragua, Tanzania and India etc. Professor emeritus Bo Mattiasson leads this group with two PhD fellows (Maria Jonstrup and Marisa Punzi).