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2019
12 NOV

Newly described microbe drives ammonia removal in cleaning of drinking water

A team of researchers from DTU, SDU, and KU has provided conclusive evidence that the recently described enigmatic microbe, called comammox Nitrospira, drives nitrification...

Water supply
Foto Amritanshu Sikdar/Unsplash
23 OCT

Increased digitalization can lead to a more sustainable water sector

Increased digitalization in the water sector and utilization of new technological opportunities are the themes of the first dedicated track about water at the upcoming...

Water supply
20 MAR

DTU strengthens its work within urban water

The need for climate change adaptation in the area of water is increasing, especially in the cities.

Climate adaption Waste water and water discharge Water supply
2018
10 DEC

New tool ensures sustainable water supply for refugee camps

The Danish Refugee Council and DTU have created a new tool that can be useful when making decisions on sustainable water supply in refugee camps.

Water supply
2017
Photo: Colourbox
16 OCT

Water utilities’ plans to make water soft no simple feat

Drinking water in the Danish capital has very high calcium levels. Centralized water softening could therefore be an advantage. Following extensive investigations by DTU...

Water supply
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
30 JUN

Roskilde: Smart savings to provide better showers

A start-up and two DTU students measure how and when the festival’s food stalls and visitors use water. The aim is water-saving solutions.

Water supply
24 FEB

Targeted membrane technologies

Associate professor Claus Hélix-Nielsen presents how membranes can be used in water treatment and especially for purifying water.

Water supply
2016
Photo: private
25 NOV

Double PhD opens doors in China

A Danish/Chinese PhD has helped Claus Davidsen become one of the leading Danish experts in the Chinese water sector.

Environment and pollution Water supply
11 MAR

Laboratory for smart energy

In Copenhagen’s new Nordhavn district, researchers, authorities, utility companies, and industry are demonstrating in practice how to make the future energy supply...

Energy efficiency Energy systems Data analysis Electricity supply Climate adaption Waste water and water discharge CO2 separation and CO2 storage Water supply
2015
Photo: Marion Jørgensen
07 OCT

Industry must reduce water consumption

The food industry is a major water consumer. Now, a partnership is developing solutions that can help reduce the sector’s consumption of clean drinking water by as...

Water supply Climate adaption Food production
Photo: SBT Aqua
02 OCT

End to contaminated drinking water

As things stand, a suspected contamination of drinking water requires that a technician first be sent out to take samples from the water supply. The samples are then cultured...

Water supply Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development Micro and nanotechnology Bacteria and microorganisms
Photo: Colourbox
13 JUL

From cholera epidemic to export success

In the mid-1800s, Copenhagen suffered from a serious cholera epidemic. This prompted the College of Advanced Technology (now DTU) in 1865 to give lectures on water supply...

Bacteria and microorganisms Viruses Building construction Waste management Waste water and water discharge Water supply
2014
Peter Steen Mikkelsen at his acceptance speech during the ICUD gala dinner 9th September 2014, in front of the JCUD chair Prof. David Butler, Exeter University, UK.
22 SEP

Peter Steen Mikkelsen winner of international award

Professor Peter Steen Mikkelsen, Department of Environmental Engineering at DTU (DTU Environment) has been awarded the IWA/IAHR Joint Committee on Urban Drainage (JCUD...

Climate change Water supply Waste water and water discharge
2013
02 JUL

DTU student wins Venture Cup Start-up Competition and DKK 250,000.

A team of DTU students took first prize at this year’s Venture Cup Start-up Competition. Four out of five category winners had DTU students on their teams.

Water supply Waste water and water discharge
2010
A map under heaven
15 JUN

A map under heaven

Sian Ka’an in Mexico is a precious wetland area. But it is fragile. To help protect the natural environment, a PhD student from DTU has mapped the paths by which water...

Water supply