PhD project: Hazard assessment of transformation products during advanced water treatments

The removal of micropollutants in water can lead to the formation of transformation products (TPs) that can have potentially harmful effects. A comprehensive assessment of water treatment technologies requires monitoring both the removal rate of parent compounds and the identity and toxicity of TPs. This project aims to develop a (bio)analytical platform combining advanced analytical techniques, computational methods, and bioassays to detect and characterize TPs, assess their potential toxicity, and establish operational risk zones based on treatment conditions, matrix, and micropollutant characteristics. Prof. Marja Lamoree (A-LIFE), Dr. Frederic Béen (A-LIFE), Dr. Timo Hamers (A-LIFE) and Dr. ir Jan Post (Wetsus) are in the supervisory team. Click here for more information about the PhD project.