Bank Filtration in Urban Areas under varying Pollutant Loads and Flood Situations

The objectives for Work package 1 are:

  • Analysing the performance of existing bank filtration (BF) schemes in urban areas in India
  • Evaluating the removal of organic pollutants, coliform bacteria and other pathogens for BF schemes located by surface water bodies featuring varying pollution loads
  • BF risk evaluation with special focus on sustainable operation during floods and addressing the removal of hygienically relevant bacteria during floods (in cooperation with WP6)
  • Developing technical elements for flood-proof water abstraction schemes
  • Developing remediation concepts for BF in aquifers contaminated with inorganic nitrogen species
  • Determining the economic viability of BF including post-treatment (in cooperation with WP4)