In order to better understand and assess the quality of ground and spring water, state-of-the-art methods from the fields of molecular biology and microbiology, as well as chemical high-performance analytics, have now been developed through a project currently underway at the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (KL Krems, Austria). The project aim is to combine new technologies across a number of disciplines to evaluate the growth of water-based bacteria and their biochemical processes. This will make it possible to determine and predict the biostability of water with much more accuracy than before, thus making a fundamental contribution to water hygiene and health. Funded by the federal state of Lower Austria, the project is based on internationally recognized research (which enables bacteria and their activities in water samples to be precisely characterized) that has been conducted at the Interuniversity Cooperation Center Water & Health (ICC Water & Health) and at the Department of Agrobiotechnology, IFA-Tulln, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna.


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