Detailed consortium

University of Montpellier
Research Unit Hydrosciences Montpellier

Montpellier, France


Principal Investigator: Serge Chiron

Research fields: mechanisms of transformation of emerging organic contaminants during treatment processes and in the environment, advanced oxidation processes, interactions between emerging molecules and the rhizosphere and biofilm in irrigation systems.

Helmholtz Zentrum München, Research Unit Environmental Genomics

Munich, Germany

Principal Investigator: Peter Schröder

Research fields: phyto-detoxification mechanisms, transport of xenobiotic metabolites within the root systems of various plant models and fungi, influence of xenobiotic metabolites on the microbiology of the rooting zone, secondary metabolism in controlled model systems, i.e. phyto-remediation in biological purification systems

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Natural Resources and Environment

South Africa

Principal Investigator: Bettina Genthe

Research fields: water and health-related issues and health research including environmental epidemiology, drinking water treatment, wastewater reuse, and water pollution microbiology and health risk assessments (both chemical and microbiological human health risk assessments).  Genthe has over 30 years of experience in water-related health issues.

Sao Paulo State University, Institut of Chemistry, Department of Analytical Chemistry

Araraquara, Brazil

Principal Investigator: Raquel Fernandes Pupo Nogueira

Research fields: advanced oxidation processes for the treatment of wastewaters such as photo-Fenton process in homogeneous and heterogeneous medium under solar and artificial irradiation. Another field is atmospheric chemistry, evaluation of biogenic carbon emissions through determination of organic species in rainwater.