Welcome to Novaquatis
Novaquatis – a cross-cutting Eawag project. The transdisciplinary research project Novaquatis is concerned with urine source separation as a new element in wastewater management. The goals are to improve water pollution control by reducing inputs of nutrients and micropollutants, and to close nutrient cycles.
From 2000 to 2006, this cross-cutting project explored the potential of urine source separation – also known as NoMix technology. Novaquatis comprises nine work packages, largely organized around the various stages of a nutrient cycle. Participating in the project were researchers from the fields of sociology, economics, natural sciences and engineering. They worked closely together with the sanitary technology industry, local authorities and an emerging country – China.
The main results of Novaquatis are presented on this homepage and in the final report "NoMix – A new approach to urban water management".