Hydrogeochemistry

 

1. Experimental and numerical investigation of mass transfer processes from the grain scale to the field (diffusion and dispersion with sorption/desorption and reaction)

2. Field scale (cross compartment) input-output mass balances (atmospheric deposition – accumulation in soils – leaching to groundwater – transport to surface waters)

3. Laboratory: Development of sampling techniques and material testing (time integrated passive samplers, leaching tests for solid waste, recycling and construction products…, numerical design studies for waste management)

 

Teaching


Philosophy

Guide the students from basic understanding to practical treatment of environmental pollution
 

Basics

Praktische Hydrogeologie (Bachelor)
Aquifersysteme Süddeutschlands, Nutzung des Untergrundes/Grundwasser (Geothermie, CO2 – Sequestrierung), Boden- und Grundwasserschutz - Recycling mineralischer Abfälle
 

Fundamentals

Aquatic Environmental Chemistry (Master)
Physical chemical properties of organic pollutants, sorption phenomena and models, role of natural organic matter and carbonaceous materials, sorption and desorption kinetics
 

Applied

Contaminant Hydrogeology (Master)
Behavior of non-aqueous phase liquids, mass transfer, migration by diffusion, natural attenuation, contaminated site investigation methods, ex-situ and in-situ remediation methods (vapor phase extraction, surfactants and cosolvents, etc.), risk assessment