Catchments as Reactors: Metabolism of Pollutants on the Catchment Scale

Project description

CAMPOS is a new Collaborative Research Center (CRC) for long-term multidisciplinary research starting in January 2017.

Diffuse pollution of soils, surface waters, and ground-water by a multitude of anthropogenic organic and inorganic compounds is a growing global concern. Despite decades of pollutant research, serious knowledge gaps exist concerning the fate and behavior of these pollutants on the landscape scale and their impact on water quality, ecology, and human health.

The overall aims of the CRC are:

  • to identify landscape elements controling storage, biogeochemical transformation, or elimination of pollutants,
  • to identify the respective processes and their dynamics responsible for relevant pollutant trans-formations in environmental compartments,
  • to develop a new modeling framework to simulate and predict reactive transport and pollutant behavior on the landscape scale.

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Researcher Aline Schäfer, Ana González     
Principal investigator Prof. Dr. Peter Grathwohl, University Tübingen Partner  Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Nowak
Duration 01/2017 - 12/2020 Financing DFG (SFB 1253)


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