Last February, our CMET researchers guided a class of graduate students from the KA Zottegem (, as a part of their integrated #STEM project. In theoretical classes combined with challenging calculations, students learned about the wonderful world of #microbiology.

In our experiment, we studied the effect of washing your drinking water bottle on the microbial drinking water quality of it. By handing out water bottles, the students became the guinea pigs of the experiment ánd they were made aware of drinking #tapwater. During a lab day at #CMET, we determined the total bacterial abundance and coliform presence. Conclusion: daily washing is recommended!

All in all, a unique opportunity for the students to get acquainted with the development and execution of experiments, and the interpretation of data – not as simple as it seems! #sciencecommunication #ikdrinkkraanwater