Prof. Dr. Sascha Oswald
Campus Golm | house 1 | room 0.08
We ourselves and our natural environment depend in different ways on the availability of usable drinking water. Our team deals with the underground aspect of the terrestrial water cycle - from soil hydrology to groundwater and surface water interfaces. In addition to the estimation of water flows, the water quality, transport properties and rates of different pollutants are of interest. Our general goal is to protect water resources and create a scientific basis for the sustainable use of our freshwater reserves. To this end, we use different methods on different scales. In the laboratory we work with non-invasive applications to obtain two-dimensional and three-dimensional statements on small-scale 2D and 3D data sets of different experimental set-ups, while in the field we investigate water dynamics and transport properties under natural conditions. The experimental results will be modeled with regard to reactive transport. Special emphasis is placed on the dynamics of particulate processes and the resulting effects on water and material flows within the system.