New publication

New publication, with colleagues from the Department of Water Resources and Drinking Water at Eawag and collaborators from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, on the use of microfluidics, in combination with optical microscopy and X-ray spectroscopy, to investigate arsenic retention from zerovalent iron-based water treatment in Environmental Science & Technology.
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New publication

Bacterial biofilms are found in many porous materials. Dorothee Kurz's paper is now published in Proceedings of the National Academic of Sciences. In collaboration with colleagues from Princeton University, we show that the competition between hydrodynamics and microbial growth governs the opening and closing of preferential flow paths.
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Every drop counts: Irrigation in a climate change context

The project IRRIWAM, led by Dr. Sandra Pool (SEP Group), showed that irrigation technology is crucial. It contributes more than climate change to how much water evaporates and groundwater accumulates.This project has been funded through the World Food System Center (Competitive Center of ETH Zurich) with the economical support from Coop. See video
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Every drop counts

SEP Group is participating in the exhibition “Science on Your Plate” at the Mühlerama Museum for Food Culture in Zurich, with the project “Understanding the effects of irrigation modernization in water resources management – citrus production in the Jucar river basin, Spain”. Come and visit us on June 1st (from 18:00 until 21:00) at the event “Meet the Scientist”.
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New publication

Sandra Pool's paper on the impact of irrigation modernization on groundwater recharge and nitrogen leaching under variable climatic conditions, in collaboration with colleagues from the Technical University of Valencia, is now published in Science of the Total Environment.
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New publication

Andres Velasquez's paper, with collaborators at the University of Rennes, on the control of phases saturation on fluid flow velocities in porous media, published in Geophysical Research Letter.
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New publication

A review on how pore-scale processes control biomineralization and suggestions on how to tame it published in Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology. This has been a collaboration with Jen Nguyen (University of British Columbia) and Dani Or (Desert Research Institute).
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