Environment and pollution

Environment and pollution

This research area covers the various aspects of human utilization and consumption of the Earth's limited resources. DTU is working on the development of more eco-friendly and sustainable technologies, the microbial decomposition of toxins, water resource planning, etc.

Research subjects

Waste management CO2 separation and CO2 storage Soil contamination Climate adaption Air pollution Environmental chemistry Ecosystems Radioactivity Waste water and water discharge Water supply

Departments and Centres

DTU Aqua

DTU Aqua conducts research, provides advice, educates at university level and contributes to innovation in sustainable exploitation and management of aquatic resources. We investigate the biology and population ecology of aquatic organisms, aquatic physical and chemical processes and ecosystem...

DTU Chemical Engineering

DTU Chemical Engineering’s main activities lie within the areas of product design, process design and production in the chemical, biotechnological, pharmaceutical, food technological and energy technological industries.

DTU Environment

Welcome to DTU Environment. We work at the highest international level to develop new environmentally friendly & sustainable technologies and disseminate this knowledge to society and the new generations of engineers. Our activities in research, teaching and innovation are focused on: Air...

DTU Nanotech

DTU Nanotech is the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology at the Technical University of Denmark. Within the field of micro- and nanotechnology, DTU Nanotech is committed to educating scientists and engineers, conducting research on an internationally competitive level, and transferring...

DTU Nutech

The Danish national competence center for nuclear technologies. The aim is to develop and utilize knowledge concerning radioactivity and ionizing radiation for the benefit of society.