Aarhus University

Aarhus University is the second largest University in Denmark with around 40500 students and 11500 employees. The University is organized d in four research areas, namely; Arts, Health Business and Social Sciences and Science and Technology.  Science and Technology hosts 12 institutes as well as the Engineering School. The Institute of Biosciences is one of these and is made up of multidisciplinary sections and research groups.  The aquatic biology group focuses on the ecophysiology of plants, with special emphasis on wetland plants, streams, lakes and coastal areas and the use of planted systems to improve water quality.

The group has more than 20 years of experience in the research and the use of wetlands for the treatment of polluted waters. The research has led to the production of guidelines for the design and construction of systems for the treatment of domestic wastewaters. Extensive research has been carried out on the removal of nutrients from domestic wastewater and the optimization of advanced stormwater runoff treatment using planted wet detention ponds. In ongoing projects the group develops environmentally friendly and sane technology water treatment and focusses in the determination of pollutant removal processes and pathways.


Carlos A. Arias, Ph.D.
Department of Bioscience,
Ole Worms Allé 1, Bldg 1135
Aarhus University
8000 Aarhus C.
Phone. +45 87156354
Mob.  +45 28693836
email: carlos.arias@bios.au.dk