WANDER Nordic Water and Materials Institute

Research in WANDER is focused on drinking water and the interactions between drinking water and materials in drinking water distribution networks



WANDER Nordic Water and Materials Institute has series in Publications and Reports which both are mainly in Finnish. These publications and reports describe in detail the water quality and interactions between materials and drinking water, especially in Finland. There is a English summary of some of these publications. The rest of these publications and reports are available in our Finnish websites.

Publication 5: Drinking Water Quality and Network Materials in Finland, Summary Report (1,4 Mt)

Report 1: Failure mechanisms of brass components (2,2 Mt)

Other publications of WANDER Nordic Water and Materials include:

  • Scientific Articles
  • Seminar Publications
  • Oral Presentations
  • Articles in National Journals


Scientific Articles

Latva M., Inkinen J., Rämö J., Kaunisto T., Mäkinen R., Ahonen M., Matilainen J., Pehkonen S. (2016). Studies on the magnetic water treatment in new pilot scale drinking water system and in old existing real-life water system. Journal of Water Process Engineering 9: 215–224. doi:10.1016/j.jwpe.2016.01.009 

Inkinen J., Jayaprakash B., Santo Domingo J.W., Keinänen-Toivola M.M., Ryu H., Pitkänen T. (2016). Diversity of ribosomal 16S DNA- and RNA-based bacterial community in an office building drinking water system. Journal of Appliled Microbiology. 120: 1723–1738. doi:10.1111/jam.13144 

Inkinen J., Kaunisto T., Pursiainen A., Miettinen I.T., Kusnetsov J., Riihinen K., Keinänen-Toivola M.M. (2014). Drinking water quality and formation of biofilms in an office building during its first year of operation, a full scale study. Water Research 49: 83-91.

Mäkinen R., Miettinen I.T., Pitkänen T., Kusnetsov J., Pursiainen A., Kovanen S., Riihinen K., Keinänen-Toivola M.M. (2013). Manual faucets induce more biofilms than electronic faucets. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 59(6), 407-412. doi: 10.1139/cjm-2013-0131

De Graaff M.S., Vieno N., Kujawa-Roeleveld K., Zeeman G., Temmink H., Buisman C.J.N.,  (2011). Fate of hormones and pharmaceuticals during combined anaerobic treatment and nitrogen removal by nitritation-anammox in vacuum collected black water. Water Research, 373-383.

Hernandez L., Vieno N., Temmink H., Zeeman G. ja Buisman C.J.N. (2010). Occurrence of Xenobiotics in Gray Water and Removal in Three Biological Treatment Systems. Environmental Science and Technology, 44(17), 6835-6842.

Tavi N.M., Keinänen-Toivola M.M., Koponen H.T., Huttunen J.T., Kekki T.K., Biasi C., Martikainen P.J. (2010). Impact of Phalaris arundinacea cultivation on microbial community of a cutover peatland. Boreal Environmental Research 15, 437-445.

Revetta R.P., Santo Domingo J.W., Kelty C., Humrighouse B., Oerther D., Lamendella R., Keinänen-Toivola M., Williams M. (2007). Molecular diversity of drinking water microbial communities: a phylogenetic approach. Proceedings of Disinfection 2007, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 4-7.2.2007, 629-645.

Keinänen-Toivola M.M., Revetta R.P. Santo Domingo, J.W. (2006). Identification of active bacterial communities in a model drinking water biofilm system using 16S rRNA-based clone libraries.  FEMS Microbiology Letters 257(2), 182-188.

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The international AMiCI conference hosted by SAMK was a success

The second conference of COST AMiCI network was organized on 6–8 June at Palmgren Conservatory in Pori, Finland. There were over 60 participants in the conference from 21 European countries.
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SAMK hosts international AMiCI conference in June in Pori

The second conference of COST AMiCI network will be organized on 6–8 June at Palmgren Conservatory in Pori, Finland. The theme of the conference is ‘Antimicrobial Coatings in Health Care: from Innovations to the Market’.

WANDER Nordic Water and Materials Institute

Street address:
Suojantie 2 (P.O. Box 211)

Senior Project Manager
Martti Latva
+358 44 710 3060


Senior Project Manager
Martti Latva
+358 44 710 3060

Senior Researcher
Merja Ahonen
+358 44 710 3061

Development Manager
Tuija Kaunisto
+358 44 710 3062

Project Manager
Minna Keinänen-Toivola
+358 44 710 3063

Senior Researcher
Riika Mäkinen
+358 44 710 3064

Aino Pelto-Huikko
+358 44 710 3065