Environmental Chemistry Laboratory LCE
Our long-term goal is to use the knowledge gained from our research to improve existing water treatment systems, and develop novel, more effective methods, if possible at a low cost.
We use a combination of chemical, molecular biological and modeling tools. We thus are an interdisciplinary group that involves researchers with a background in chemistry, biology or environmental science and engineering
Acids help against airborne viruses
A new study by various Swiss universities, including EPFL, shows that aerosols in indoor air can vary in acidity. This acidity determines how long viruses such as influenza and SARS-CoV-2 remain infectious in the air – with profound implications for virus transmission and strategies to contain it.
Dr. Odile Hervas de Nalda Larivé's PhD defense – December 2nd, 2022
Professor Tamar Kohn, thesis director, and the whole LCE'team, congratulate Dr. Odile Hervas de Nalda Larivé for her thesis on "Effect of wastewater treatment and environmental exposure on an enterovirus population".