Research projects

Did you know that AGAPE e.V. is a very special association?


AGAPE not only tries to help the poor, but also to find long-term and sustainable solutions to problems. For this reason, the association works together with Universities to initiate projects. In this way we want to make it possible to develop or test technical solutions that can later be produced or implemented in the country itself.


Since 2015, AGAPE e.V. has been able to encourage various Universities to cooperate in order to improve the living conditions in Bangladesh and India in the long term. Below are the links to the research work carried out by the association to date.


Electrocoagulation for water treatment

Electrocoagulation is a simple and resource-efficient electrochemical process for removing arsenic and other heavy metals and metals from water. As part of a master's thesis in cooperation with the University of Heidelberg, the process was intensively examined and tested for use in the treatment of small and large volumes of water. Results show that only very small amounts of electricity are needed to remove arsenic, iron, manganese, phosphorus and zinc quickly and reliably. In the future, the process is to be used in Bangladesh and we are examining other areas of application.

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Applied research to eliminate arsenic from drinking water

Changes in sea water levels affect water quality in many areas of the world and thus also the available freshwater resources. Arsenic-laden and increasingly saline groundwater - in contrast to microbially contaminated surface water - poses a particular challenge that also requires intensive consideration of the social environment of those affected.

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Process studies on natural and anthropogenic causes of arsenic mobilization

According to the United Nations (UN), clean water is one of the human rights, which is why access to safe drinking water is a central goal of sustainable development (Agenda 2030). The implementation of this human right continues to be a global challenge, as drinking water is polluted in many parts of the world.

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