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Demonstrating synergies in combined natural and engineered processes for water treatment systems


Dissemination Plan & Report

Dissemination Plan & Report to be updated periodically about planned and performed dissemination activities, M6, M18, M30 and M36

Design of bank filtration schemes and coupled engineered solutions

Marketing Report: The marketing report will focus on regional needs in Europe, Asia and Africa and market options for combined systems with special focus on cost savings. It will highlight favourite design practices and adaption strategies for the combination of BF with engineered solutions in order to secure water supply under extreme weather conditions.

Ecosystem services from cNES

Full report on the ecosystem services analysis from demonstration sites

Tool box for risk assessment and decision support for BF design/operation in combination with engineered post-treatment

Technical REport: The report will present a validation of how existing tools can be applied for risk assessment and decision support for BF design/operation in combination with engineered post-treatment (all sites). Required qualification/training for using such tools will be evaluated.

Oxidative pre-treatment for managed aquifer recharge and soil-aquifer treatment systems

Integration, synthesis and recommendations from demonstration sites applying combinations of oxidative and biological treatments. Report covering performance and design aspects derived from Task 2.1 (Lange Erlen site) and Task 2.2 (Shafdan site). Two part report with responsibilities at FHNW and MEK alike

Advantages and limitations, impact of BF design, recommendations for operators

Technical Report: Information from demonstration sites and literature data on advantages, limitations, design and operation of BF schemes will be analysed to draw conclusions for managers, decision makers and operators. Key outputs are transferable numbers on attenuation rates for relevant pollutants in relation to the Water Framework Directive and on technical problems related to redox conditions. The report includes BF + Membrane filtration (Task 1.1+1.2); BF + Disinfection (Task 1.3+1.4); Energy efficient operation (Task 1.5)

Novel monitoring-modelling systems to manage qualitative and quantitative status of coastal aquifers

Integration, synthesis and recommendations from demonstration site 8 applying a combination of monitoring and modelling tools for optimised SAT/MAR system. Characterisation of performance in dependence of environmental and other parameters (climatic constraints, waste water quality & flux, golf water supply,…). (Task 2.4)

Design recommendations for combining CW with engineered pre- or post-treatments including case studies of demonstration sites

Technical report: The recommendations combine the results from AquaNES with existing guidelines for constructed wetlands and summarize also the design data of the studied sites. The aim of the report is to facilitate the market replication of the combined solutions by giving detailed information on its design and benefits.

Marketing Report & Brochures

Marketing Report/ Brochures for selected innovations

Combining constructed wetlands and engineered treatment for surface water protection

The demonstration activities in the field of surface water protection (Sites: Task 3.1, 3.2, 3.4) are summarized and the benefits of the combined treatment are highlighted. Key outputs are transferable numbers on e.g. load reduction of nutrients or pharmaceuticals into surface water bodies in relation to the Water Framework Directive.

Guidance on citizen science approaches

Guidance document on the potential value of citizen science approaches for cNES and tools / approaches for implementation

Gaming approach for stakeholder engagement

Guidance document on the potential value of gaming approaches to promote stakeholder engagement with cNES and approach for implementation

Fast monitoring systems for various contaminants in cNES

Report and application manual for demonstrated and validated innovative monitoring systems for E. coli, endocrine disruptors/toxic compounds and antibiotic resistance genes

Database on bank filtration sites

An existing, limited database on BF sites in Europe will be completed with a special focus on BF sites in south-east Europe. The database will contain mainly geohydraulic site parameters, contact addresses, references and description of existing post-treatment

Planning of siphon well systems

Technical Report: A guideline for planning, construction and technical equipment of siphon well systems will be prepared. Users of the guideline will be engineers, consultancies, water companies.

Blueprint for a water quality assessment framework for cNES

Report on the design and validation of water quality assessment frameworks for demonstration sites of WP1 -3, having regard to Water Safety Plan approaches

High flow pre-treatment and infiltration system for aquifer storage and recovery with storm water runoff

Report on design, applicability and performance of high flow pre-treatment and infiltration system for storm water runoff including its remote control system as elaborated in Task 2.3. (Waddinxveen demonstration site)

EU governance for cNES

Map of EU governance systems and analysis of leverage points

Combining constructed wetlands and engineered treatment for water reuse

The demonstration activities are summarized and the benefits of the combined treatment especially in regard to the reduction of human health risks are highlighted. Key output will be a comprehensive comparison of water reuse related water quality data with national water reuse legislations (e.g. Greece, Italy, Spain) to evaluate the marketability of the approach in different EU member states.

SAT-MAR-specific ICT system for stakeholder use

SICT tools as an innovative water quality monitoring and modelling linked to data management and communication, for optimised management of cNES sites and their future implementation. Stand-alone software derived from Task 2.4.4 and to handed over to AquaNES DSS.

Demonstration of using software tools SOMA 2 for predicting the behaviour of micropollutants and SIPHON for energy efficient siphon well operation

Improved/adapted software tools SOMA 2 for predicting the behaviour of micropollutants and SIPHON for energy efficient siphon well operation will be validated at demo sites. Results from monitoring programs, pilot testing, pumping tests and energy consumption measurements will be combined and used to test the application limits/advantages of the software tools

Web based interactive tools for QMRA tool and chemical water quality assessment

A web based QMRA application will be launched which allows the assessment of various treatment trains regarding the compliance with WHO health targets (subtask 4.4.1). Further this deliverable provides a decision tree to select a treatment train based on chemical water quality and application (subtask 4.4.2). Both parts ready to be integrated into the AquaNES DSS

Dissemination Events

3 dedicated dissemination events (e.g.Workshops, Training) M36 (between M24-M36)

R packages for integrative data processing & visualisation tool

The developed R packages for data processing and visualisation will be transferred to the site operator together with a short comprehensive manual to enable the use and future adaption of the tools

AquaNES Decision Support System and relevant documentation

The AquaNES DSS final version will be delivered, including final versions of tools developed by WP1 to WP5, the Decision Reasoning System (DRS), the Knowledge Management sub-system and any other component, as well as complete documentation on all the above. The Knowledge Repository will be fully populated with data & knowledge collected or generated by all AquaNES tasks and demonstration and it will be fully functional both as i) a component of the DRS for producing problem-solving Roadmaps to the available knowledge, as well as ii) a stand-alone DSS component to be exploited by end-users. Complementary to the DSS documentation provided, training and presentation material will also be delivered, as well as detailed recommendations for further development.

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Retention soil filters for the treatment of sewage treatment plant effluent and combined sewer overflow

Auteurs: Andrea F. Brunsch, Pedro Zubieta Florez, Alette A.M. Langenhoff, Thomas L. ter Laak, Huub H.M. Rijnaarts
Publié dans: Science of The Total Environment, Issue 699, 2020, Page(s) 134426, ISSN 0048-9697
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134426

A Water Quality Appraisal of Some Existing and Potential Riverbank Filtration Sites in India

Auteurs: Cornelius Sandhu; Thomas Grischek; Hilmar Börnick; Jörg Feller; Saroj Sharma
Publié dans: Water, Issue Volume 11, Issue 3, 2019, ISSN 2073-4441
DOI: 10.3390/w11020215

Hydraulic conductivity changes in river valley sediments caused by river bank filtration – an analysis of specific well capacity

Auteurs: Piotr M.J. Kaczmarek
Publié dans: Geologos, Issue 23/2, 2017, Page(s) 123-129, ISSN 2080-6574
DOI: 10.1515/logos-2017-0013

Retention Soil Filter For Treatment Of Combined Sewer Overflow And Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent

Auteurs: Knorz K, Mertens FM, Brunsch A, Christoffels E
Publié dans: Int. J. Environ Impacts, Issue Vol. 1, No. 3, 2018, Page(s) 364, ISSN 2398-2659
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Retention soil filter as post-treatment step to remove micropollutants from sewage treatment plant effluent

Auteurs: Andrea F. Brunsch, Thomas L. ter Laak, Ekkehard Christoffels, Huub H.M. Rijnaarts, Alette A.M. Langenhoff
Publié dans: Science of The Total Environment, Issue 637-638, 2018, Page(s) 1098-1107, ISSN 0048-9697
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Groundwater Abstraction through Siphon Wells—Hydraulic Design and Energy Savings

Auteurs: Rico Bartak, Thomas Grischek
Publié dans: Water, Issue 10/5, 2018, Page(s) 570, ISSN 2073-4441
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Capillary Nanofiltration under Anoxic Conditions as Post-Treatment after Bank Filtration

Auteurs: Jeannette Jährig, Leo Vredenbregt, Daniel Wicke, Ulf Miehe, Alexander Sperlich
Publié dans: Water, Issue 10/11, 2018, Page(s) 1599, ISSN 2073-4441
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Operational Strategies and Adaptation of RBF Well Construction to Cope with Climate Change Effects at Budapest, Hungary

Auteurs: Zsuzsanna Nagy-Kovács, Balázs László, Elek Simon, Ernő Fleit
Publié dans: Water, Issue 10/12, 2018, Page(s) 1751, ISSN 2073-4441
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Pharmaceutical concentration variability at sewage treatment plant outlets dominated by hydrology and other factors

Auteurs: Andrea F. Brunsch, Thomas L. ter Laak, Huub Rijnaarts, Ekkehard Christoffels
Publié dans: Environmental Pollution, Issue 235, 2018, Page(s) 615-624, ISSN 0269-7491
DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.12.116

Combination of River Bank Filtration and Solar-driven Electro-Chlorination Assuring Safe Drinking Water Supply for River Bound Communities in India

Auteurs: Philipp Otter, Pradyut Malakar, Cornelius Sandhu, Thomas Grischek, Sudhir Sharma, Prakash Kimothi, Gabriele Nüske, Martin Wagner, Alexander Goldmaier, Florian Benz
Publié dans: Water, Issue 11/1, 2019, Page(s) 122, ISSN 2073-4441
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Coupling Riverbank Filtration with Reverse Osmosis May Favor Short Distances between Wells and Riverbanks at RBF Sites on the River Danube in Hungary

Auteurs: Endre Salamon, Zoltán Goda
Publié dans: Water, Issue 11/1, 2019, Page(s) 113, ISSN 2073-4441
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Nitrate pollution in the Warta River (Poland) between 1958 and 2016: trends and causes

Auteurs: Józef Górski, Krzysztof Dragon, Piotr Michał Jan Kaczmarek
Publié dans: Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Issue 26/3, 2019, Page(s) 2038-2046, ISSN 0944-1344
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-017-9798-3

Badania zmienności i zależności temperatury wód podziemnych od wód rzecznych na ujęciach infiltracyjnych

Auteurs: Jan Przybyłek, Dariusz Kasztelan
Publié dans: Przegląd Geologiczny, Issue Vol. 65, nr 11/2, 2017, Page(s) 1356-1362, ISSN 0033-2151

Water Quality Changes during Riverbank Filtration in Budapest, Hungary

Auteurs: Zsuzsanna Nagy-Kovács, János Davidesz, Katalin Czihat-Mártonné, Gábor Till, Ernő Fleit, Thomas Grischek
Publié dans: Water, Issue 11/2, 2019, Page(s) 302, ISSN 2073-4441
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The Impact of River Discharge and Water Temperature on Manganese Release from the Riverbed during Riverbank Filtration: A Case Study from Dresden, Germany

Auteurs: Sebastian Paufler, Thomas Grischek, Marcos Benso, Nadine Seidel, Thomas Fischer
Publié dans: Water, Issue 10/10, 2018, Page(s) 1476, ISSN 2073-4441
DOI: 10.3390/w10101476

The AquaNES Project: Coupling Riverbank Filtration and Ultrafiltration in Drinking Water Treatment

Auteurs: Robert Haas, Ruediger Opitz, Thomas Grischek, Philipp Otter
Publié dans: Water, Issue 11/1, 2019, Page(s) 18, ISSN 2073-4441
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Hydrogeological investigations of river bed clogging at a river bank filtration site along the River Warta, Poland

Auteurs: Jan Przybyłek, Krzysztof Dragon, Piotr Michał Jan Kaczmarek
Publié dans: Geologos, Issue 23/3, 2017, Page(s) 201-214, ISSN 2080-6574
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A comparison of the efficiency of riverbank filtration treatments in different types of wells

Auteurs: Józef Górski, Krzysztof Dragon, Roksana Kruć
Publié dans: Geologos, Issue 24/3, 2018, Page(s) 245-251, ISSN 2080-6574
DOI: 10.2478/logos-2018-0025

Removal of Natural Organic Matter and Organic Micropollutants during Riverbank Filtration in Krajkowo, Poland

Auteurs: Krzysztof Dragon, Józef Górski, Roksana Kruć, Dariusz Drożdżyński, Thomas Grischek
Publié dans: Water, Issue 10/10, 2018, Page(s) 1457, ISSN 2073-4441
DOI: 10.3390/w10101457

Ecosystem services from combined natural and engineered water and wastewater treatment systems: going beyond water quality enhancement

Auteurs: Joanna Zawadzka, Elaine Gallagher, Heather Smith, Ron Corstanje
Publié dans: Ecological Engineering: X, 2019, Page(s) 100006, ISSN 2590-2903
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoena.2019.100006

Surface water treatment by UV/H2O2 with subsequent soil aquifer treatment: Impact on Micropollutants, Dissolved Organic Matter and Biological Activity

Auteurs: Wünsch, Plattner, Cayon, Eugster, Gebhardt, Wülser, von Gunten, Wintgens,
Publié dans: Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 2019, ISSN 2053-1400
DOI: 10.1039/c9ew00547a

The migration of pesticide residues in groundwater at a bank filtration site (Krajkowo well field, Poland)

Auteurs: Krzysztof Dragon, Dariusz Drozdzynski, Jozef Gorski, Roksana Kruc
Publié dans: Environmental Earth Sciences, Issue 78/20, 2019, ISSN 1866-6280
DOI: 10.1007/s12665-019-8598-0

Riverbed Clogging and Sustainability of Riverbank Filtration

Auteurs: Thomas Grischek, Rico Bartak
Publié dans: Water, Issue 8/12, 2016, Page(s) 604, ISSN 2073-4441
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Micropollutants as internal probe compounds to assess UV fluence and hydroxyl radical exposure in UV/H2O2 treatment

Auteurs: Robin Wünsch, Carina Mayer, Julia Plattner, Fabienne Eugster, Richard Wülser, Jens Gebhardt, Uwe Hübner, Silvio Canonica, Thomas Wintgens, Urs von Gunten
Publié dans: Water Research, Issue 195, 2021, Page(s) 116940, ISSN 0043-1354
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Behavior of Organic Micropollutants During River Bank Filtration in Budapest, Hungary

Auteurs: Zsuzsanna Nagy-Kovács, Balázs László, Ernő Fleit, Katalin Czichat-Mártonné, Gábor Till, Hilmar Börnick, Yasmin Adomat, Thomas Grischek
Publié dans: Water, Issue 10/12, 2018, Page(s) 1861, ISSN 2073-4441
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Deep-bed filters as post-treatment for ozonation in tertiary municipal wastewater treatment: impact of design and operation on treatment goals

Auteurs: Daniel Sauter, Agata Dąbrowska, Robert Bloch, Michael Stapf, Ulf Miehe, Alexander Sperlich, Regina Gnirss, Thomas Wintgens
Publié dans: Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 2021, ISSN 2053-1400
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New Methods for Microbiological Monitoring at Riverbank Filtration Sites

Auteurs: Yasmin Adomat, Gerit-Hartmut Orzechowski, Marc Pelger, Robert Haas, Rico Bartak, Zsuzsanna Ágnes Nagy-Kovács, Joep Appels, Thomas Grischek
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Kombinierte Nutzung von Retentionsbodenfiltern zur weitergehenden Reinigung von Mischwasserentlastungen und Kläranlagenabläufen – RBFPlus

Auteurs: Brunsch AF, Mertens FM, Knorz K, Dahmen H, Christoffels E
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LP-UV/H2O2 Breaks Down Larger Molecules and Enhances Biodegradation in Soil: Lab and Pilot Plant Tests

Auteurs: R. Wünsch, J. Plattner, J. Svojitka, F. Eugster, M. Strässle, P. Temmler, R. Wülser, J. Gebhardt, T. Wintgens
Publié dans: 10th IWA Micropol & Ecohard Conference, September 17-20, 2017, Vienna, AT, 2017

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Auteurs: Roksana Kruć, Józef Górski, Jan Przybyłek
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Auteurs: Józef Górski, Krzysztof Dragon, Roksana Kruć
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Auteurs: van Dorssen, Alexander, Smith, Heather, Frijns, Jos
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