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The project WellMa is a cooperation project with
different partners out of research and industry. Aim of the project is
to explore the processes and influencing variables of well clogging.
Especially geological and hydrochemical, as well as the structural and
operational conditions are of interest. At the department of
Environmental Microbiology, we do research on the influence these
factors have on microbiological populations of selected drinking
water abstraction wells. Our special focus lies on the
iron bacteria, which due to their ability to precipitate iron
hydroxides at the pump and the filterscreen, jeopardize the operation
of these wells.
- Biofilmpopulations of different wells are compared with the denaturing gradient gel elektrophoresis.
- CARD FISH-Probes for ochre forming bacteria in drinking waterwells are calculated and optimized.
- Biofilm samples from drinking water wells are characterized with the help of fluorescence in situ hybridization.
The project: Operation and maintenance of drinking water wells to optimise performance and water quality (WellMa) is financed by: