Peer reviewed papers


Guillet, G., Knapp, J.L.A., Merel, S., Cirpka, O.A., Grathwohl, P., Zwiener, C., Schwientek, M. (2019): ate of wastewater contaminants in rivers: Using conservative-tracer based transfer functions to assess reactive transport. Science of the Total Environment, 656, 1250-1260, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.37

Rügner, H., Schwientek, M., Milačič, R., Zuliani, T., Vidmar, J., Paunović, M., Laschou, S., Kalogianni, E., Skoulikidis, N.T., Diamantini, E., Majone, B., Bellin, A., Chiogna, G., Martinez, E., López de Alda, M., Díaz-Cruz, S., Grathwohl, P., 2019: Particle bound pollutants in rivers: Results from suspended sedimentsampling in Globaqua River Basins. Science of The Total Environment, 647, 645-652,


Seidensticker, S., Grathwohl, P., Lamprecht, J., Zarfl, C. 2018: A combined experimental and modeling study to evaluate pH‑dependent sorption of polar and non‑polar compounds to polyethylene and polystyrene microplastics. Environ Sci Eur, 30:30,

Schulze-Makuch, D., Wagner, D., Kounaves, S.P., Mangelsdorf, K., Devine, K.G., De Vera, J.-P., Schmitt-Kopplin, P., Grossart, H.-P.l, Parro, V., Kaupenjohann, M., Galy, A., Schneider, B., Airo, A., Frösler, J., Davila, A.F., Arens, F.L., Cáceres, L., Cornejo, F.S., Carrizo, D., Dartnell, L., DiRuggiero, J., Flury, M., Ganzert, L.l, Gessner, M.O.l, Grathwohl, P., Guan, L., Heinz, J., Hess, M., Keppler, F., Maus, D., McKay, C.P., Meckenstock, R.U., Montgomery, W., Oberlin, E.A., Probst, A.J., Sáenz, J.S., Sattler, T., Schirmack, J., Sephton, M.A., Schloter, M., Uhl, J., Valenzuela, B., Vestergaard, G., Wörmer, L., Zamorano, P., 2018: A Transitory Microbial Habitat in the Hyperarid Atacama Desert. PNAS, 115, 11, 2670-2675

Nasrabadi T, Ruegner H, Schwientek M, Bennett J, Fazel Valipour S, Grathwohl P (2018): Bulk metal concentrations versus total suspended solids in rivers: Time-invariant & catchment-specific relationships. PLoS ONE 13(1): e0191314. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191314


Seidensticker, S., Zarfl, C., Cirpka, O., Fellenberg, G., Grathwohl, P. (2017): Shift in Mass Transfer of Wastewater Contaminants from Microplastics in the Presence of Dissolved Substances. Environ. Sci. Technol., 51, 12254–12263

Schwientek, M., Rügner, H., Scherer, U., Rode, M., Grathwohl, P. (2017): A parsimonious approach to estimate PAH concentrations in river sediments of anthropogenically impacted watersheds. Science of the Total Environment, 601-602, 636-645, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.05.208

Bao, Z. Haberer, C., Maier, U., Amos, R.T., Blowes, D.W., Grathwohl, P. (2017): Modeling controls on the chemical weathering of marine mudrocks from the Middle Jurassic in Southern Germany. Chemical Geology. 459, 1-12, doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.03.021

Finkel, M., Grathwohl, P. (2017): Impact of pre-equilibration and diffusion limited release kinetics on effluent concentration in column leaching tests: Insights from numerical simulations. Waste Manangement. 63, 58–73,


Finkel, M., P. Grathwohl, O. A. Cirpka (2016): A travel time-based approach to model kinetic sorption in highly heterogeneous porous media via reactive hydrofacies, Water Resour. Res., 52, doi:10.1002/2016WR019147

Ye, Y., Chiogna, G., Cirpka, O., Grathwohl, P., Rolle, M. (2016): Experimental investigation of transverse mixing in porous media under helical flow conditions. Phys. Rev. E 94, 013113, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.94.013113

Bao, Z. Haberer, C., Maier, U., Beckingham, B., Amos, R.T., Grathwohl, P. (2016): Modeling short-term concentration fluctuations of semi-volatile pollutants in the soil–plant–atmosphere system. Science of the Total Environment 569-570, 159-167

Nasrabadi, T., Ruegner, H., Sirdari, Z.Z., Schwientek, M., Grathwohl, P. (2016): Using total suspended solids (TSS) and turbidity as proxies for evaluation of metal transport in river water. Applied Geochemistry 68, 1-9; doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2016.03.003

Zand, A.D., Grathwohl, P. (2016): Enhanced Immobilization of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Contaminated Soil Using Forest Wood-Derived Biochar and Activated Carbon under Saturated Conditions, and the Importance of Biochar Particle Size. Pol. J. Environ. Stud., 25, 427-441; DOI: 10.15244/pjoes/60160

Schwientek, M., Guillet, G., Rügner, H., Kuch, B. (2016):  A high-precision sampling scheme to assess persistence and transport characteristics of micropollutants in rivers. Science of The Total Environment. 08/2015; 540. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.07.135


Jost, D., Haberer, C.M., Grathwohl, P., Winter, J., Gallert, C. (2015): Oxygen transfer in a fluctuating capillary fringe: Impact of microbial respiratory activity. Vadose Zone Journal, doi: 10.2136/vzj2014.04.0039

Höyng D., D’Affonseca, F.M., Bayer, P., Grathwohl, P. (2015): Evolution of carbon isotope signatures during reactive transport of hydrocarbons in heterogeneous aquifers. J. Cont. Hydrol., 174, 10-27, doi: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2014.12.005

Milne, E., Banwart, S.A., Noellemeyer, E., Abson, D.J., Ballabio, C., Bampa, F., Bationo, A., Batjes, N.H., Bernoux, M., Bhattacharyya, T., Black, H., Buschiazzo, D.E., Cai, Z., Cerri, C.E., Cheng, K., Compagnone, C., Conant, R., Coutinho, H.L.C., de Brogniez, D., Balieiro, F.D.C., Duffy, C., Feller, C., Fidalgo, E.C.C., da Silva, C.F., Funk, R., Gaudig, G., Gicheru, P.T., Goldhaber, M., Gottschalk, P., Goulet, F., Goverse, T., Grathwohl, P., Joosten, H., Kamoni, P.T., Kihara, J., Krawczynski, R., La Scala, N., Lemanceau, P., Li, L., Li, Z., Lugato, E., Maron, P.-A., Martius, C., Melillo, J., Montanarella, L., Nikolaidis, N., Nziguheba, G., Pan, G., Pascual, U., Paustian, K., Piñeiro, G., Powlson, D., Quiroga, A., Richter, D., Sigwalt, A., Six, J., Smith, J., Smith, P., Stocking, M., Tanneberger, F., Termansen, M., van Noordwijk, M., van Wesemael, B., Vargas, R., Victoria, R.L., Waswa, B., Werner, D., Wichmann, S., Wichtmann, W., Zhang, X., Zhao, Y., Zheng, J., Zheng, J. (2015): Soil carbon, multiple benefits. Environmental Development, 13, 33–38

Navarro-Ortega, A., Acuña, V., Bellin, A., Burek, P., Cassiani, G., Choukr-Allah, R., Dolédec, S., Elosegi, A., Ferrari, F., Gine-breda, A., Grathwohl, P., Jones, C., Rault, P.K., Kok, K., Koundouri, P., Ludwig, R.P., Merz, R., Milacic, R., Muñoz, I., Nikulin, G., Paniconi, C., Paunović, M., Petrovic, M., Sabater, L., Sabaterb, S., Skoulikidis, N.T., Slob, A., Teutsch, G., Voul-voulis, N., Barceló, D. (2015): Managing the effects of multiple stressors on aquatic ecosystems under water scarcity. The GLOBAQUA project. Science of the Total Environment, 503-504, 3-9

Ye, Y., Chiogna, G., Cirpka, O., Grathwohl, P., Rolle, M. (2015): Experimental evidence of helical flow in porous media. Physical Review Letters, 115, 194502

Ye, Y., Chiogna, G., Cirpka, O., Grathwohl, P., Rolle, M. (2015): Enhancement of Plume Dilution in Two- and Three-Dimensional Porous Media by Flow Focusing in High-Permeability Inclusions. Water Resources Research, 51 (7), 5582-5602

Bao, Z. Haberer, C., Maier, U., Beckingham, B., Amos, R.T., Grathwohl, P. (2015): Modeling long-term uptake and re-volatilization of semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) across the soil-atmosphere interface. Science of the Total Environment, 538, 789–801

Huq, F., Haderlein, S. B., Cirpka, O.A., Nowak, M., Blum, P., Grathwohl, P. (2015): Flow-through experiments on water-rock interactions in a sandstone caused by CO2 injection at pressures and temperatures mimicking reservoir conditions. Applied Geochemistry, 58, 136-146

Zhu, K., Bayer, P., Grathwohl, P., Blum, P. (2015): Groundwater temperature evolution in the subsurface urban heat island of Cologne, Germany. Hydrological Processes, 29, 965 - 978

Haberer, C.M., Muniruzzaman, Md., Grathwohl, P., Rolle, M. (2015): Diffusive-dispersive and reactive fronts in porous media: Iron(II) oxidation at the unsaturated-saturated interface. Vadose Zone Journal, doi:10.2136/vzj2014.07.0091


Ye, Y., Chiogna, G., Cirpka, O.A., Grathwohl, P., Rolle, M. (2014): Experimental investigation of compound-specific dilution of solute plumes in saturated porous media: 2-D vs. 3-D flow-through systems. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 172, 33-47. DOI: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2014.11.002

Muniruzzaman, M., Haberer, C.M., Grathwohl, P., Rolle, M. (2014): Multicomponent ionic dispersion during transport of electrolytes in heterogeneous porous media: Experiments and model-based interpretation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 141, 656 - 669

Ngueleu, S.K., Grathwohl, P., Cirpka, O.A. (2014): Altered Transport of Lindane Caused by the Retention of Natural Particles in Saturated Porous Media. J. Cont. Hydrol., 162-163, 47-63

Ngueleu, S.K., Grathwohl, P., Cirpka, O.A. (2014): Particle-facilitated transport of lindane in water-saturated tropical lateritic porous media. Journal of Environmental Quality, 43, 1392-1403

Rügner, H., Schwientek, M., Ebner, M., Grathwohl, P. (2014): Monitoring of event based mobilization of hydrophobic pollutants in rivers: Calibration of turbidity as a proxy for particle facilitated transport in field and laboratory. Science of the Total Environment 490, 191–198

Huq, F., Haderlein, S. B., Schröder, C., Marks, M. A. W., Grathwohl, P. (2014): Effect of injected CO2 on geochemical alteration of the Altmark gas reservoir in Germany. Env. Earth Sciences DOI: 10.1007/s12665-014-3276-8

Haberer, C. M., Rolle, M., Cirpka, O. A., Grathwohl, P. (2014): Impact of Heterogeneity on Oxygen Transfer in a Fluctuating Capillary Fringe. Ground Water. doi: 10.1111/gwat.12149

Höyng D., D’Affonseca, F.M., Bayer, P., de Oliveira, E.G., Perinotto, J.A.J., Reis, F., Weiß, H., Grathwohl, P. (2014): High-resolution aquifer analog of fluvial-aeolian sediments of the Guarani aquifer system. Environmental Earth Sciences, 71, 3081–3094, DOI 10.1007/s12665-013-2684-5

Grathwohl, P. (2013): On Equilibration of Pore Water in Column Leaching Tests. Waste Management. doi: 10.1016/j.wasman.2014.02.012


Zhu,K., Bayer, P., Grathwohl, P., Blum, P. (2013): Heat fluxes into groundwater from the urban heat island in Cologne, Germany. Hydrological Processes, HYP-13-0690.R2

Höyng D., D’Affonseca, F.M., Bayer, P., de Oliveira, E.G., Perinotto, J.A.J., Reis, F., Weiß, H., Grathwohl, P. 2013: High-resolution aquifer analog of fluvial-aeolian sediments of the Guarani aquifer system. Environmental Earth Sciences, DOI: 10.1007/s12665-013-2684-5

Rolle, M., Muniruzzaman, M., Haberer, C.M., Grathwohl, P. (2013): Coulombic effects in advection-dominated transport of electrolytes in porous media: Multicomponent ionic dispersion. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 120, 195 – 205, doi:

Ngueleu, S.K., Grathwohl, P., Cirpka, O.A. (2013): Effect of natural particles on the transport of lindane in saturated porous media: Laboratory experiments and model-based analysis. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 149, pp. 13-26

Maier, U.,Flegr, M.,Rügner, H.,Grathwohl, P. (2013): Long-term solute transport and geochemical equilibria in seepage water and groundwater in a catchment cross section. Environmental Earth Sciences, 69, 429-441

Grathwohl, P., Rügner, H., Wöhling, T., Osenbrück, K., Schwientek, M., Gayler, S., Wollschläger, U., Selle, B., Pause, M., Delfs, J.-O., Grzeschik, M., Weller, U., Ivanov, M., Cirpka, O.A., Maier, U., Kuch, B., Nowak, W., Wulfmeyer, V., Warrach-Sagi, K., Streck, T., Attinger, S., Bilke, L., Dietrich, P., Fleckenstein, J.H., Kalbacher, T., Kolditz, O., Rink, K., Samaniego, L., Vogel, H.-J., Werban, U., Teutsch, G. (2013): Catchments as reactors: a comprehensive approach for water fluxes and solute turnover. Environ. Earth Sciences, 69, 317-333

Rügner, H., Schwientek, M., Beckingham, B., Kuch, B. Grathwohl, P. (2013): Turbidity as a proxy for total suspended solids (TSS) and particle facilitated pollutant transport in catchments. Environ. Earth Sciences, 373-380

Zare A.V., Barker, J., Grathwohl, P., Raeisi, E. (2013): Source Determination for Subsurface Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid (LNAPL) Using Trimethylcyclopentane and Trimethylcyclohexane Isomer Ratios. Environmental Forensics, 14, 1, 25-35, DOI:10.1080/15275922.2012.760177

Haberer, C. M., Cirpka, O. A., Rolle, M. and Grathwohl, P. (2013): Experimental sensitivity analysis of oxygen transfer in the capillary fringe. Ground Water. doi: 10.1111/gwat.12028

Hochstetler, D.L., Rolle, M., Chiogna, G., Haberer, C.M., Grathwohl, P., Kitanidis, P.K. (2013): Effects of compound-specific transverse mixing on steady-state reactive plumes: Insights from pore-scale simulations and Darcy-scale experiments. Advances in Water Resources 54 (2013) 1–10

Wang, G., Grathwohl, P. (2013): Isosteric heats of sorption and desorption of phenanthrene in soils and carbonaceous Materials. Environmental Pollution 175, 110 – 116

Liu, Y., Beckingham, B., Rügner, H., Li, Z., Ma, L., Schwientek, M., Xie, H., Zhao, J., Grathwohl, P. (2013): Comparison of sedimentary PAHs in the Rivers of Ammer (Germany) and Liangtan (China): Differences between early- and newly industrialized countries. Environ. Sci. Technol., 47, 701-709

Seeger, E.M., Maier, U.,Grathwohl, P., Kuschk, P., Kaestner, M. (2013): Performance evaluation of different horizontal subsurface flow wetland types by characterization of flow behavior, mass removal and depth-dependent contaminant load. Water Research, 47, 769 - 780

Schwientek, M., Rügner, H., Beckingham, B., Kuch, B., Grathwohl, P. (2013): Integrated monitoring of particle associated transport of PAHs in contrasting catchments. Environ. Pollution, 172, 155 – 162

Liu, L., Wu, F., Haderlein, S., Grathwohl, P. (2013): Determination of the subcooled liquid solubilities of PAHs in partitioning batch experiments. Geoscience Frontiers, 4, 123-126, doi:10.1016/j.gsf.2012.03.010


Haberer, C.M., Rolle, M., Cirpka, O.A., Grathwohl, P. (2012): Oxygen transfer in a fluctuating capillary fringe. Vadose Zone Journal (11) 3

Huq, F., Blum, P., Marks, M., Nowak, M., Haderlein, S.B., Grathwohl, P. (2012): Chemical changes in fluid composition due to CO2 injection in the Altmark 1 Gas Field: Preliminary results from batch experiments. Environ. Earth Sciences

Rolle, M., Hochstetler, D. Chiogna, G., Kitanidis, P.K., Grathwohl, P. (2012): Experimental investigation and pore-scale modeling interpretation of compound-specific transverse dispersion in porous media. Transport in Porous Media, 347–362, DOI: 10.1007/s11242-012-9953-8

Liu, L., Maier, U., Grathwohl, P., Haderlein, S. (2012): Contaminant Mass Transfer from NAPLs to water studied in a Continuously Stirred Flow Through Reactor. Journal of Environmental Engineering. doi:


Blum, P., Sagner, A., Thiem, A., Martus, P., Wendel, T. Grathwohl, P. (2011): Importance of heterocylic aromatic compounds in monitored natural attenuation for coal tar contaminated aquifers: A review. J. Cont. Hydrol. 126, 181-194, DOI: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2011.08.004

Chiogna, G., Cirpka, O.A., Grathwohl P., Rolle, M. (2011): Relevance of local compound-specific transverse dispersion for conservative and reactive mixing in heterogeneous porous media. Water Resources Research. 47, 7, W07540

Seeger, E.M., Kuschk, P., Fazekas, H., Grathwohl, P., Kaestner, M. (2011): Bioremediation of benzene-, MTBE- and ammonia-contaminated groundwater with pilot-scale constructed wetlands. Env. Poll., 159, 12, 3769-3776

Obst, M., Grathwohl, P., Kappler, A., Eibl, O., Peranio, N., Gocht, T. (2011): Quantitative high-resolution mapping of phenanthrene sorption to black carbon particles. Environ. Sci. Technol. 45, 7314–7322, DOI: 10.1021/es2009117

D’Affonseca, F.M., Prommer, H., Finkel, M., Blum, P., Grathwohl, P. (2011): Modeling the long-term and transient evolution of biogeochemical and isotopic signatures in coal tar-contaminated aquifers. Water Resour. Res., Vol. 47, No. 5, W05518;

Chiogna, G., Cirpka, O.A., Grathwohl P., Rolle, M. (2011): Transverse mixing of conservative and reactive tracers in porous media: quantification through the concepts of flux-related and critical dilution indices. Water Resources Research, 47, W02505, doi:10.1029/2010WR009608

Rolle, M., Chiogna, G., Eberhardt, C., Haberer, C., Griebler, C., Cirpka, O.A., Grathwohl P. (2011): Two-dimensional flow-through experiments: versatile test systems for a combined investigation of transport and reactive processes in porous media. Groundwater Quality Management in a Rapidly Changing World (Proc. 7th International Groundwater Quality Conference held in Zurich, Switzerland, 13–18 June 2010). IAHS Publ 342, 259-262)

Haberer, C.M., Grathwohl, P. (2011): Laboratory experiments to determine oxygen transport in a fluctuating capillary fringe. Groundwater Quality Management in a Rapidly Changing World (Proc. 7th International Groundwater Quality Conference held in Zurich, Switzerland, 13–18 June 2010). IAHS Publ 342, 463-466, ISBN 978-1-907161-16-2)

Ballarini, E., Bauer, S. Eberhardt, C., Rolle, M., Grathwohl, P., Beyer, C. (2011): Design and evaluation of bench-scale tank experiments for the quantification of transverse dispersion using numerical simulations. Groundwater Quality Management in a Rapidly Changing World (Proc. 7th International Groundwater Quality Conference held in Zurich, Switzerland, 13–18 June 2010). IAHS Publ 342, 255-258

Susset B., Leuchs, W., Grathwohl, P. (2011): Leaching standards for mineral recycling materials - a harmonized regulatory concept upcoming German Recycling Decree, Waste Management, 31. 201 – 214 (doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2010.08.017)

Schwarz, K., Gocht, T., Grathwohl, P. (2011): Transport of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in highly vulnerable karst systems. Environmental Pollution, 159, 133-139 (doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2010.09.026)

Haberer, C.M., Rolle, M., Liu, S., Grathwohl, P. (2011): A high-resolution non-invasive approach to quantify oxygen transport across the capillary fringe and in the underlying groundwater. J. Cont. Hydrol. 122, 26-39; DOI: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2010.10.00

Nasrabadi, T., Nabi Bidhendi, G.N., Karbassi, A., Grathwohl, P., Nasser, M. (2011): Impact of widely-used organophosphate pesticides to surface water and sediment quality (Southern Caspian Sea basin). Environ. Earth Sci. (2011) 63:873–883, DOI: 10.1007/s12665-010-0757-2


Haberer, C.M., Rolle, M., Liu, S., Grathwohl, P. (2010): A high-resolution non-invasive approach to quantify oxygen transport across the capillary fringe and in the underlying groundwater. J. Cont. Hydrol., DOI: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2010.10.00

Johannes A. C. Barth, J.A.C., Filimonau, V., Bayer, P., Struckmeier, W., Grathwohl, P. (2010): Global Water Balance. Strüngmann Forum Report, Linkages of Sustainability Edited by Thomas E. Graedel and Ester van der Voet. MIT Press ISBN: 0-262-01358-4, Chap 12, 221 -232

Nasrabadi, T., Nabi Bidhendi, G.N., Karbassi, A., Grathwohl, P., Nasser, M. (2010): Impact of widely-used organophosphate pesticides to surface water and sediment quality (Southern Caspian Sea basin). Environmental Earth Sciences. DOI 10.1007/s12665-010-0757-2

Liu S., Liedl R., Grathwohl P. (2010): Simple analytical solutions for oxygen transfer across the capillary fringe into anaerobic groundwater. Water Resour. Res., 46, W10542, doi:10.1029/2009WR008434

Rolle, M., Chiogna, G., Bauer, R., Griebler, C., Grathwohl, P. (2010): Isotopic fractionation by transverse dispersion: flow-through microcosms and reactive transport modeling study. Environ. Sci. Technol., 44, 6167-6173

Hähnlein, S., Molina, N., Blum, P., Bayer, P., Grathowhl, P. (2010): Beschreibung von Kältefahnen bei Erdwärmesonden zur Ableitung geeigneter rechtlicher Rahmenvorgaben. Grundwasser, 15 (2), 123-133

Grathwohl, P., Susset B. (2010): Reply to the comment by D. Guyonnet, on "Comparison on percolation to batch and sequential leaching tests: Theory and data". Waste Management, 30, 1748-1751

Chiogna, G., Eberhardt, C., Grathwohl, P., Rolle, M. (2010): Evidence of compound dependent hydrodynamic and (hydro)mechanical transverse dispersion with multi-tracer laboratory experiments. Environ. Sci. Technol. DOI: 10.1021/es9023964

Zand, A.D., Grathwohl, P., Nabibidhendi, G., Mehrdadi, N. (2010): Determination of leaching behaviour of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from contaminated soil by column leaching test. Waste Management & Research: doi: 10.1177/0734242X09345364


Rolle, M., Eberhardt, C., Chiogna, G., Cirpka, O.A., Grathwohl, P. (2009): Enhancement of dilution and transverse reactive mixing in porous media: experiments and model-based interpretation. J. Cont. Hydrol. 110, 130 – 142

Jaeger, S., Ehni, M., Eberhardt, C., Rolle, M., Grathwohl, P., Gauglitz, G. (2009): CCD camera image analysis for mapping solute concentrations in saturated porous media. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. DOI: 10.1007/s00216-009-2978-3

Schwarz, K., Barth, J.A.C., Postigo-Rebollo, C., Grathwohl, P. (2009): Mixing and transport of water in a karst catchment: a case study from precipitation via seepage to the spring. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS)

Liu, L., Endo, S., Eberhardt, C., Grathwohl, P., Schmidt, T. (2009): Partitioning behavior of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons between aged coal tar and water. Environ. Toxicol. Chem., 28, 8, 578–1584

Grathwohl, P., Susset, B. (2009): Comparison of percolation to batch and sequential leaching tests: Theory and data. Waste Management, doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2009.05.016

Bannick, C.G., Dehoust, G., Grathwohl, P., Kessler, H., Leuchs, W., Paetz, A., Pluta, H.-J., Susset, B. (2009): Verwertung von Bodenmaterialien – Stand und Perspektiven. In Litz – Wilcke – Wilke – Bodengefährdende Stoffe – 8. Erg. Lfg. 3/09, 1-23

Endo, S., Grathwohl, P., Haderlein, S., Schmidt, T. (2009): LFERs for equilibrium soil organic carbon-water distribution coefficients (Koc) at low sorbate concentrations. Environ. Sci. Technol. 43 (9), 3094-3100• DOI: 10.1021/es803157e

Endo, S., Grathwohl, P., Haderlein, S., Schmidt, T. (2009): Effects of native extractable organic material on sorption properties of diesel soot SRM 2975. Environ. Sci. Technol. 43 (9), 3187-3193• DOI: 10.1021/es803519a

Finkel, M., Grathwohl, P., Barth, J.A.C., Barceló, D., Charlet, L. (2009): Transfer of pollutants in soils, sediments and water systems: From small to large scale. J. Hydrol., 369, 223–224

Bauer, R.D., Griebler, C., Kürzinger, P., Rolle, M., Grathwohl, P. (2009): Two-dimensional flow-through systems - versatile test systems to study biodegradation processes in porous aquifers. J. Hydrol., 369, 284–295

Kuntz, D., Grathwohl, P. (2009): Comparison of steady state and transient flow conditions on reactive transport of contaminants in the vadose soil zone. Journal of Hydrology, 369, 225–233

Wang, G.; Kleineidam, S.; Grathwohl, P. (2009): Activation Energies of Phenanthrene Desorption from Carbonaceous Materials: Column Studies. J. Hydrology, 369, 234–240

Herold, M. et Al: (2009): Integral quantification of contaminant mass flow rates in a contaminated aquifer: conditioning of the numerical inversion of concentration-time series. J. Cont. Hydrol. 106 (1-2), 29-38

Endo, S., Grathwohl, P., Haderlein, S., Schmidt, T. (2009): Characterization of sorbent properties of soil organic matter and carbonaceous materials using n-alkanes and cycloalkanes as molecular probes. Environ. Sci. Technol. 43 (2), 393-400

Robert D. Bauer, R.D., Rolle, M., Bauer, S., Eberhardt, C., Grathwohl, P., Kolditz, O., Meckenstock, R.U., Griebler, C. (2009): Enhanced biodegradation by hydraulic heterogeneities in petroleum hydrocarbon plumes. J. Cont. Hydrol., 105 (2009) 56–68 105 (1-2), 56-68

Blum, P., Hunkeler, D., Weede, M., Beyer, C., Grathwohl, P., Morasch, B. (2009): Quantification of biodegradation for o-xylene and naphthalene using first order decay models, Michaelis-Menten kinetics and stable carbon isotopes. J. Contam. Hydrol., 105 (3-4), 118-130; doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2008.11.009

Navarro, A., Endo, S., Gocht, T., Barth J., Lacorte, S., Barceló, D., Grathwohl, P. (2009): Sorption of alkylphenols on Ebro River sediments: Comparing isotherms with field observations in river water and sediments. Environmental Pollution 157 (2), 698-703; doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2008.08.007

Beyer, C., Konrad, W., Rügner, H., Bauer, S., Liedl, R., Grathwohl, P. (2009): Model-based prediction of long-term leaching of contaminants from secondary materials in road constructions and noise protection dams. Waste Management, 29, 839–850; doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2008.06.025


Maier, U., Beyer, C., Susset, B. and Grathwohl, P. (2008). Modelling of solute mass transfer across the capillary fringe. In Candela et al. (eds): Advances in Subsurface Pollution of Porous Media: Indicators, Processes and Modelling. 14: 15-30. Boca Raton, Balkema.

Maier, U., Beyer, C., Susset, B. and Grathwohl, P. (2008). Modelling the dilution of solutes due to mass transfer across the capillary fringe. AHS-AISH Publication (324), 348-355

Rolle, M. Eberhard, C., Grathwohl, P. (2008): Influence of flow focusing on transverse mixing in heterogeneous porous media: Laboratory experiments and model-based interpretation. AHS-AISH Publication (324), 348-355

Rolle, M., Bauer, R., Griebler, C., Meckenstock, R., Bauer, S., Kolditz, O., Grathwohl, P. (2008): Aerobic degradation of a toluene plume in homogeneous and heterogeneous porous media. AHS-AISH Publication (324), 356-363

Blum, P., Fraser, M., Barker, J.F., Sagner, A., Tiehm, A., Melzer, R., Grathwohl, P. (2008): Natural attenuation of NSO heterocycles in coal tar contaminated aquifers. AHS-AISH Publication (324), 327-334

D'Affonseca, F. M., Blum, P., Finkel, M., Melzer R., Grathwohl, P. (2008): Modelling the source zone depletion and plume development of a coal-tar contaminated site. AHS-AISH Publication (320), 197-202

Herold, M., Ptak, T., Grathwohl, P. (2008): Bestimmung der Schadstofffrachten an Kontrollebenen mit Hilfe von Punktkonzentrationsmessungen und Immissionspumpversuchen – ein Vergleich. Grundwasser, 1-10 (online)

Yang, Y, Hofmann, T., Pies, C., Grathwohl, P. (2008): Sorption of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to carbonaceous materials in a river floodplain soil. Environmental Pollution, 156, 1357–1363

Beyer, C., Konrad, W., Rügner, H., Bauer, S., Liedl, R., Grathwohl, P. (2008): Model-based prediction of long-term leaching of contaminants from secondary materials in road constructions and noise protection dams. Waste Management, 29, 839–850;doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2008.06.025

Endo, S., Grathwohl, P., Haderlein, S., Schmidt, T. (2008): Compound-specific factors influencing sorption nonlinearities in organic matter. Environ. Sci. Technol., 42, 5897–5903, doi:10.1021/es8001426

Schwarz, K., Barth, J.A.C., Postiogo-Rebello (2008): Storage and transport in cave seepage- and groundwater in a South German karst system. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., 5, 1267-1287

Razzaque, M., Grathwohl, P. (2008): Predicting partitioning of hydrophobic organic chemicals in soils and sediments based on water solubility. Water Research, 42, 3775 – 3780

Endo, S., Grathwohl, P., Schmidt, T. (2008): Adsorption or Absorption? Insights from molecular probes into modes of sorption by envrionmental solid matrices. Environ. Sci. Technol., 42, 3989–3995

Prommer, H., Aziz, L.H., Boleano, N., Taubald, H., Schüth, C. (2008): Modelleing of geochemical gradients and isotopic changes in a column experiment for degradation of TCE by zero-valent iron. J. Cont. Hydrol. 97, 13-26

Barth, J.A.C., Grathwohl, P., Fowler, H.J., Bellin, A., Gerzabek, M.H., Lair, G.J., Barcelo, D., Petrovic, M., Navarro, A., Negrel, Ph., Petelet-Giraud, E., Darmendrail, D., Rijnaarts, H., Langenhoff, A., deWeert, J., Slob, A., van der Zaan, B.M., Gerritse, J., Frank, E., Gutierrez, A., Kretzschmar, R., Gocht, T., Steidle, D., Garrido, F., Jones, K.C., Meijer, S., Moeckel, C., Marsman, A., Klaver, G., Vogel, T., Bürger, C., Kolditz, O., Broers, H.P., Baran, N., Joziasse, J., Von Tümpling, W., Van Gaans, P., Merly, C., Chapman, A., Brouyere, S., Batlle Aguilar, J., Orban, Ph., Tas, N., Smidt, H. (2008): Mobility, turnover and storage of pollutants in soils, sediments and waters: achievements and results of the EU project AquaTerra. A review. Agron. Sustain. Dev. 28, DOI: 10.1051/agro:2007

Jeong, S., Werth, C.J., Wander, M.W., Kleineidam, S., Ligouis, B., Grathwohl, P. (2008): The role of condensed carbonaceous materials on the sorption of hydrophobic organic contaminants in subsurface systems. Environ. Sci. Technol., 42, 5, 1458-1464

Herold, M., Ptak, T., Wendel, T., Grathwohl, P. (2008): Integrale Quantifizierung von Schadstoffmassenflüssen im Grundwasser – Konditionierung der numerischen Inversion der Konzentrationsganglinien von Immissions­pump­versuchen. Grundwasser 13, 1, 4-14

Kolditz, O., Worsch, R., Grathwohl, P. (2008): Numerical Modeling of Heat Storages in Soils. Journal of Environmental Science for Sustainable Society (JESSS), Vol. 2, 47-56

Yang, Y, Ligouis, B., Pies, C., Grathwohl, P., Hofmann, T. (2008): Occurrence of Coal and Coal-derived particle-bound Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in a River Floodplain Soil. Environmental Pollution 151, 121-129


Beyer, C., Konrad, W., Park, H., Bauer, S., Grathwohl, P., Rügner, R., Liedl, R. (2007): Modellbasierte Sickerwasserprognose für die Verwertung von Recycling-Baustoff in technischen Bauwerken. Grundwasser, 12, 2, 94 - 107

Henzler R, Grathwohl P. (2007): Release of PAHs from solidified recycled construction materials and solid waste. Grundwasser 12 (4): 292-300

Barth, J.A.C., Kalbus, E., Schmidt, C., Bayer-Raich, M., Reinstorf, F., Schirmer, M., Thiéry, D., Dubus, I.G., Gutierrez, A., Baran, N., Mouvet, C., Petelet-Giraud, E., Négrel, Ph., Banton, O., Batlle Aguilar, J., Brouyère, S., Goderniaux, P., Orban, Ph., Rozemeijer, J.C., Visser, A., Bierkens, M.F.P., Van der Grift, B., Broers, H.P., Marsman, A., Klaver, G., Slobodnik, J., Grathwohl, P. (2007): Selected groundwater studies of EU project AquaTerra leading to large-scale basin considerations. Water Practice & Technology 2(3), doi10.2166/wpt.2007.062 (2007) .

Grathwohl, P., van der Sloot, H. (2007): Groundwater Risk Assessment at Contaminated Sites (GRACOS): Test Methods and Modeling Approaches. In "Groundwater Science and Policy. Ed. P. Quevauviller. RSC Publishing, Cambridge

Gocht, T., Moeckel, C., Chaemfa, C., Thomas, G.O., Jones, K.C. (2007b): Validation of an passive atmospheric deposition sampler for polybrominated diphenyl ethers. J. Environ. Monitor., 9: 1176‑1182.

Barth, J.A.C., Grathwohl, P., Jones, K.C. (2007): AquaTerra: Pollutant behavior in the soil, sediment, ground, and surface water system. Environmental Pollution, 148 3, 693-694 (Introduction to special issue)

Gerzabek, M.H., Grathwohl, P., Kuntz, D., Barth, J.A.C., Barceló, D., Bellin, A., Rijnaarts, H.H.M., Frank, E. (2007): The integrated project AquaTerra of the EU sixth framework lays foundations for better understanding of river-sediment-soil-groundwater systems. Journal of Environmental Management, 84 (2), pp. 237-243.

Barth, J.A.C., Janniche, G.S., Morasch, B., Hunkeler, D., Grathwohl, P., Steidle, D., Kuntz, D., Albrechtsen, H.-J. (2007): Deposition, persistence and turnover of pollutants: First results from the EU project AquaTerra for selected river basins and aquifers. Science of the Total Environment, 376 (1-3), pp. 40-50.

Ham P.A.S., Prommer, H., Olsson, A.H. Schotting, R.J., Grathwohl, P. (2007): Predictive modelling of dispersion controlled reactive plumes at the laboratory scale. J. Cont. Hydrol. 93, 304–315

Ran, Y., Sun, K., Ma, X., Wang, G., Grathwohl, P., Zeng, E.Y. (2007): Effect of condensed organic matter on solvent extraction and aqueous leaching of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soils and sediments. Environmental Pollution 148, 529 - 538

Gocht, T., Klemm, O., Grathwohl, P. (2007): Long-term atmospheric bulk deposition of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in rural areas of Southern Germany. Atmospheric Environment, 41, 1315–1327

Gocht, T., Barth, J., Epp, M., Jochmann, M., Blessing, M., Schmidt, T., Grathwohl, P. (2007): Indications for pedogenic formation of perylene in a terrestrial soil profile: depth distribution and first results from stable carbon isotope ratios. Applied Geochemistry 22 (2007) 2652–266

Maier, U., Rügner, H., Grathwohl, P. (2007): Gradients Controlling Natural Attenuation of Ammonium. Applied Geochemistry 22 (2007) 2606–2617

Gocht, T., Ligouis, B., Hinderer, M., Grathwohl, P. (2007): Accumulation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in rural soils based on mass balances at the catchment scale. Environ. Tox. Chem., 26 (4), pp. 591-600.

Wang, G.; Kleineidam, S.; Grathwohl, P. (2007): Sorption/desorption reversibility of phenanthrene in soils and carbonaceous materials. Environ. Sci. Technol., 1186 - 1193; (Article) DOI: 10.1021/es060805s

Weiß, H., Schirmer, K., Bopp, S., Grathwohl, P. (2007): Use of Ceramic Dosimeters in Water Monitoring. In: Passive Sampling Techniques in Environmental Monitoring. Greenwood, R., Mills, G., Vrana, B. (Eds), 486p, Elsevier

Olsson, A.H., Grathwohl, P. (2007): Transverse Dispersion of Non-reactive Tracers in Porous Media: A new Nonlinear Relationship to Predict Dispersion Coefficients. J. Cont. Hydrol., 92, 3-4, 149 - 161


Grathwohl, P. (2006): Langzeitverhalten organischer Schadstoffe in Boden und Grundwasser. Grundwasser 11, 3, 157-163

Henzler, R., Rügner, H., Grathwohl, P. (2006): Erläuterungen zur Stellungnahme von Herrn Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. H.-P. Blume in Bodenschutz 10 (2) 54-55 zum Artikel "Bewertung der Filter- und Pufferfunktion von Unterböden für organische Schadstoffe" von R. Henzler, H. Rügner und P. Grathwohl in Bodenschutz 10 (1) 8-14 Bodenschutz 10 (2), 55

Rügner, H., Grathwohl, P. (2006): Nutzung von Natural Attenuation Prozessen bei der Altlastenbearbeitung. In Förstner, U., Grathwohl, P.: Ingenieurgeochemie. Springer

Henzler, R., Rügner, H., Grathwohl, P. (2006): Bewertung der Filter- und Pufferfunktion von Unterböden für organische Schadstoffe. Bodenschutz 1, 8 - 14

Werth, C. J., O. A. Cirpka, and P. Grathwohl (2006): Enhanced mixing and reaction through flow focusing in heterogeneous porous media, Water Resour. Res., 42 (12), W12414, doi:10.1029/2005WR004511

Maier, U., Grathwohl, P. (2006): Numerical experiments and field results on the size of steady state plumes. J. Cont Hydrology, 85, 33-52

Cirpka, O.A., Olsson, Ă., Ju, Q., Rahman, A., Grathwohl, P. (2006): Determination of transverse dispersion coefficients from reactive plumes lengths. Ground Water, 44(2): 212-221


Henzler, R., Grathwohl, P. (2005): Elutionsverfahren zur Ermittlung der Quellstärke im Rahmen einer Sickerwasserprognose – Durchführung und Interpretation der Ergebnisse. Altlastenspektrum 14(6), 323–330

Broholm, M., Christophersen, M., Maier, U., Stenby, E., Hoehener, P., Kjeldsen, P. (2005): Compositional evolution of the emplaced fuel source in the vadose zone field experiment at airbase Værløse, Denmark. Envir. Sci. Tech., 39(21): 8251-8263

Gocht, T., Steidle, D.K., Grathwohl, P. (2005): Polyzyklische aromatische Kohlenwasserstoffe in städtischen Umwelt­kompartimenten. Wasser und Abfall 7 (7-8), 10-15

Kappler, A., Emerson, D., Edwards, K., Amend, J.P., Gralnick, J.A., Grathwohl, P., Hoehler, T., Straub, K. (2005): Microbial activity in biogeochemical gradients – new aspects of research. Geobiology, 3, 229–233

Maier, U., Rügner, H., Grathwohl, P. (2005): Steady state plumes: transverse mixing in aquifers, numerical experiments and field scale predictions for natural attenuation. IAHS Publ. 297, 317-325

Maier, U., Rügner, H., Grathwohl, P. (2005): Steady state plumes: transverse mixing in aquifers, numerical experiments and field scale predictions for natural attenuation. IAHS Publ. 297, 296-304

Piepenbrink, M., Krüger, M., Ptak, T., Grathwohl, P. (2005): Natural attenuation of N-S-O heteroaromatic compounds in groundwater: chemical analyses, reactive transport experiments and field studies. IAHS Publication 297, 338-345

Barth, J., Grathwohl, P. (2005): AquaTerra, ein neues Integriertes Projekt im sechsten europäischen Forschungsrahmen­programm. Vom Wasser 103, 1, 20 - 21

Halm, D., Grathwohl, P., Gocht, T., Appel, E., Barceló, D., Hoffmann, V., Jauzein, M., Jones, K., Magiera, T., Roesler, W., Schulin, R., Totsche, K.U., Walther, W., Vogel, T., van der Zee, S. (2005): Integrierter Boden- und Gewässerschutz in Europa – zukünftiger Forschungsbedarf bei diffusen Schadstoffbelastungen. Bodenschutz, 4, 105 - 109

Maier, U., Grathwohl, P. (2005): Natural Attenuation in the unsaturated zone and shallow groundwater: coupled modeling of vapor phase diffusion, biogeochemical processes and transport across the capillary fringe. In: Nützmann, G., Viotti, P., Aagard, P. (eds.) Reactive transport in soil and groundwater, 141 - 155, Springer Verlag

Bold, S., Liedl, R., Grathwohl, P. (2005): Enhancement of solute spreading in soils due to particle-facilitated transport and preferential flow. In: Nützmann, G., Viotti, P., Aagard, P. (eds.) Reactive transport in soil and groundwater, 157 - 169, Springer Verlag

Liedl, R., Valocchi, A.J., Dietrich, P., Grathwohl, P. (2005): The finiteness of steady-state plumes. Water Resources Research, 41, (12), 1-8, W12501, doi:10.1029/2005WR004000

Ligouis, B., Kleineidam, S., Karapanagioti, H.K., Kiem, R., Grathwohl, P., Niemz, C. (2005): Organic petrology: a new tool to study contaminants in soils and sediments. In Lichtfouse, E., Dudd, S. and Robert, D. (Eds.), Environmental chemistry. Green Chemistry and Pollutants in Ecosystems. Springer Verlag, Berlin.

Abelmann, K., Kleineidam, S., Knicker, H., Grathwohl, P., Kögel-Knabner, I. (2005): Sorption of HOC in soils with carbon­aceous contamination: Influence of organic matter compositionJ. Plant. Nutr. Soil Sci., 168, 193 - 306


Bittens, M., Grathwohl, P. (2004): LCKW (Tetrachlorethen, Trichlorethen, cis, 1,2-Dichlorethen, 1,1,1-Trichlorethan, Trichlormethan, 1,2-Dichlormethan, Vinylchlorid, Dichlormethan, Tetrachlrmethan, 1,1-Dichlorethan). In Litz, Wilcke, Wilke: Bodengefährdende Stoffe, ecomed

Thoenes, H.W., Grathwohl, P., Henschler, D., Klein, W., Miehlich, G., Mühle, H., Rück, F., Walther, W., Wilke, B.-M. (2004): Aufgaben im Bodenschutz- und Altlastenbereich aus Sicht des Wissenschaftlichen Beirats Bodenschutz beim Bundesumweltministerium, Bodenschutz 1, 4 - 8

Rügner, H., Holder, T., Maier, U., Bayer-Raich, M., Grathwohl, P., Teutsch, G. (2004): Natural Attenuation Untersuchungen „ehemalige Abfalldeponie Osterhofen“. Grundwasser, 9(2), 98-108

Bopp, S, Weiß, H., Schirmer, M., Grathwohl, P., Schirmer K. (2004): Passive Probennahme in Grund- und Oberflächenwasser – Ein Überblick. Grundwasser 9(2), 109 - 118

Rügner, H., Holder, T., Ronecker, U., Schiffler, G., Grathwohl, P., Teutsch, G. (2004): Natural Attenuation Untersuchungen „Teerölproduktefabrik/ehemaliges Gaswerk Kehl“. Grundwasser, 9(1), 43-53.

Werner, D., Grathwohl, P., Höhener, P. (2004): Review of Field Methods for the Determination of the Tortuosity and Effective Gas-Phase Diffusivity in the Vadose Zone. Vadose Zone Journal, Vol. 3, 1240 - 1248

Gocht, T., Grathwohl, P. (2004): Deposition und Anreicherung von polyzyklischen aromatischen Kohlenwasserstoffen in Böden und Sedimenten. UWSF - Z. Umweltchem. Ökotox. 16 (4): 245-254.

Kleineidam, S., Rügner, H., Grathwohl, P. (2004): Desorption kinetics of phenanthrene in aquifer material lacks hysteresis. Environ. Sci. Technol., 38, 4169 - 4175

Rahman, M., Liedl, R., Grathwohl, P. (2004): Nonequilibrium sorption during macropore transport of organic contaminants in soils – laboratory experiments and analytical modeling. Water Resour. Res., Vol. 40, No. 1


Wang, G., Reckhorn, S.B.F., Grathwohl, P. (2003): Volatilization of VOC from multicomponent mixtures in unsaturated porous media. Vadose Zone Journal, 692 - 701

Bold, S., Kraft, S., Liedl, R., Grathwohl, P. (2003): Sorption / Desorption Kinetics of Contaminants on Mobile Particles: Modeling and Experimental Evidence. Water Resources Research 39(12), 1329

Martin, H., Patterson, B.M., Davis, G.B., Grathwohl, P. (2003): Comparative Field Trial of Time-Integrated Aqueous Contaminant Monitoring with Ceramic Dosimeters and Conventional Water Sampling. Environ. Sci. Technol., 37 (7), 1360 - 1364

Grathwohl, P., Maier, U. (2003): Natural attenuation of volatile hydrocarbons in the unsaturated soil zone. Agricultural Sciences, 7(2): 9 –15 (SultanQaboosUniversity)

Bockelmann A., Zamfirescu D., Ptak T. , Grathwohl P., Teutsch G. (2003): Quantification of mass fluxes and natural attenuation rates at an industrial site with a limited monitoring network: A case study. J. Cont. Hydrol., 60, 97-121


Danneman, H., Grathwohl, P., Großmann, J., Poetke, D., Scheibke, R., Stottmeister, U., Totsche, K., Werner, P., Wiesener, J. (2002): Teerölkontamierte Standorte: Risiken beherrschen, Entwicklungs­chancen nutzen. Terratech, 1/2002, 10-16

Donner, C., Remmler, F., Zullei-Seibert, N., Schöttler, U., Grathwohl, P. (2002): Enhanced removal of herbicides b different in-situ barrier-systems (GAC, FAC, Anthacite, Lignite Coke) in slow sand filtration.Water Science and Technology: Water Supply 2 (1), 122-128

Kraft, S., Grathwohl, P. (2002): Langzeiteinsatz der in-situ Aktivkohlefiltration zur Entfernung von organischen Schadstoffen aus dem Grundwasser. Grundwasser, 1, 2003, 23-31

Grathwohl, P., Klenk, I.D., Maier, U., Reckhorn, S.B.F. (2002): Natural Attenuation of Volatile Hydrocarbons in the Unsaturated Zone and Shallow Groundwater Plumes: Scenario-Specific Modeling and Laboratory Experiments. IAHS Publ. no. 275, 141-146

Piepenbrink, M., Ptak, T., Grathwohl, P. (2002): Natural gradient partitioning and interfacial tracer tests for NAPL source zone characterization at a former coal gasification plant. IAHS Publ. no 275, 17-23

Grathwohl, P. Rahman, M. (2002): Partitioning and pore-filling: Solubility-normalized sorption isotherms of nonionic organic contaminants in soils and sediments. Israel J. of Chemistry, 42, 67 - 75 (Invited Paper for Anniversary Issue)

Allen-King, R., Grathwohl, P., Ball, W.P. (2002): New Modeling Paradigms for the Sorption of Hydrophobic Organic Chemicals to Heterogeneous Carbonaceous Matter in Soils, Sediments, and Rocks. Advances in Water Resources, 25/8-12, 985-1016 (Invited Review Paper also published in Miller et al., 2003 "25 Years of Advances in Water Resources"); in 2007 the "most cited paper of the last 5 years"

Eberhardt, C., Grathwohl, P. (2002): Time scales of pollutants dissolution from complex organic mixtures: blobs and pools. J. Cont. Hydrol., 59, 1-2, 45-66 (Invited paper for Special Issue of J. Cont. Hydrol. on Site Remediation)

Kleineidam, S., Schüth, C., Grathwohl, P. (2002): Solubility-Normalized Combined Pore-Filling-Partitioning Sorption Isotherms for Organic Pollutants. Environ. Sci. Technol. 36, 4689-4697

Klenk, I.D. Grathwohl, P. (2002): Transverse vertical dispersion in groundwater and the capillary fringe. J. Cont. Hydrology, 58, 1-2, 111-128

Martin, H., Prüeß, A., Grathwohl, P. (2002): Bestimmung der Depositionsraten für Polyzyklische Aromatische Kohlenwasserstoffe an verschiedenen Standorten nach DIN 19739-2 (Entwurf). Bodenschutz, 2/02

Martin, H., Grathwohl, P. (2002): Adsorberkartuschen zum zeitlich integrierenden Depositionsmonitoring für Polyclische Aromatische Kohlenwasserstoffe (PAK). Feldversuche, Reproduzierbarkeit und Stabilität. Bodenschutz1/02, 18-23


Grathwohl, P., Susset, B. (2001): Sickerwasserprognose für organische Schadstoffe: Grundlagen und Stand der Forschung. altlastenspektrum, 6, 285-293

Weiß, H., Teutsch, G., Fritz, P., Daus, B., Grathwohl, P., Trabitzsch, R., Feist, B., Ruske, R., Böhme, O., Schirmer, M. (2001): Sanierungsforschung in regional kontaminierten Aquiferen (SAFIRA)–1.Information zum Forschungsschwerpunkt am Standort Bitterfeld. Grundwasser, 3, 113 - 122

Zamfirescu, D., Grathwohl, P. (2001): Attenuation rates of specific organic compounds in the groundwater plume at a former gasworks site. J. Cont. Hydrol., 53, 407-427

Martin, H., Piepenbrink, M., Grathwohl, P. (2001): Ceramic dosimeters for time-integrated contaminant monitoring. JPAC (J. of Process Analytical Chemistry), 68 - 73 (www-edition)

Reinstorf, F., Susset, B., Marre, D., Grathwohl, P., Walther, W. (2001): Modelle zur Sickerwasserprognose. Bodenschutz 1, 18 - 24

Boving, T, Grathwohl, P. (2001): Matrix diffusion coefficients in sandstones and limestones: Relationship to permeability and porosity. J. Cont. Hydrol., 53 (1-2), 85-100

Reckhorn F.S.B., Zuquette, L.V., Grathwohl, P., (2001): Experimental investigations of oxygenated gasoline dissolution. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 27, 3, 208 - 216


Grathwohl, P. (2000): Gefahrenbeurteilung "Grundwasser" bei kontaminierten Böden/Materialien/Alt­lasten: Methoden zur Sickerwasserprognose. In Franzius/Lühr/Bachmann (Hrsg.) "Boden und Altlasten" 9, 41 - 60. Erich Schmidt Verlag

Grathwohl, P. (2000): Materialuntersuchung in Säulenversuchen als Teil der Sickerwasserprognose: Konzeption, Reproduzierbarkeit, Kosten und Interpretation der Ergebnisse. Bodenschutz, 2, 38 - 42

Grathwohl, P. (2000): Elemente der Sickerwasserprognose zur Gefahrenbeurteilung "Grundwasser" bei kontaminierten Böden/Materialien/Altlasten. Handbuch Bodenschutz, BoS. Lfg. V/00, 40 S.

Karapanagioti, H., Sabatini, D. Kleineidam, S., Grathwohl, P. (2000): Impacts of heterogeneous organic matter on phenanthrene sorption: Equilibrium and kinetic studies with aquifer material. Environ. Sci. Technol., 34, 3, 406-414


Kleineidam, S., Rügner, H., Grathwohl, P. (1999): Influence of petrographic composition/organic matter distribution of fluvial aquifer sediments on the sorption of hydrophobic contaminants. Sedimentary Geology, 129, 311 - 325

Grathwohl, P. (1999): Limitierungen in der Anwendbarkeit empirischer Korrelationen zur Sickerwasserprognose. Bodenschutz, 2, 44-45

Setarge, B., Danzer, J., Klein, R., Grathwohl, P. (1999): Partitioning and interfacial tracers to characterize non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPL) in natural aquifer materials. Phys. Chem. Earth, Vol. 24, 6, 501 - 510

Karapanagioti; H., Sabatini, D. Kleineidam, S., Grathwohl, P. (1999): Phenanthrene sorption with heterogeneous organic matter in a landfill aquifer material. Phys. Chem. Earth, Vol. 24, 6, 535 - 541

Kleineidam, S., Rügner, H., Ligouis, B., Grathwohl, P. (1999): Organic matter facies and equilibrium sorption of phenanthrene. Environ. Sci. Tech., 33, 10, 1637 - 1644

Rügner, H., Kleineidam, S., Grathwohl, P. (1999): Long-term sorption kinetics of phenanthrene in aquifer materials. Environ. Sci. Tech., 33, 10, 1645 - 1651

Kleineidam, S., Rügner, H., Grathwohl, P. (1999): Impact of grain scale heterogeneity on slow sorption kinetics. Environ. Tox. Chem., 18, 8, 1673 - 1678


Zamfirescu, D., Grathwohl, P. (1998): Schadstoffemission durch Desorption und Lösung organischer Verbindungen im Schadenszentrum, Testfeld Süd. Grundwasser, 4/98, 165-172

Grathwohl, P., Dahmke, A. (1998): Direkte Sanierung verschmutzter Grundwässer. Spektrum der Wissenschaft (04/1998), 89-94

Danzer, J., Grathwohl, P. (1998): Coupled transport of PAH and surfactants in natural aquifer materials. Phys. Chem. Earth, Vol. 23, 2, 237-243


Weiß, H., Eberhardt, C., Grathwohl, P. (1997): Säulenversuche zur Grundwasser­gefährdungs­abschätzung an kontaminierten Standorten. TerraTech 5, 52-55

Grathwohl, P. (1997): Gefährdung des Grundwassers durch Freisetzung organischer Schadstoffe: Methoden zur Berechnung der in-situ Schadstoffkonzentrationen. Grundwasser, 4, 157-166

Grathwohl, P., Schiedek, T. (1997): Passivsammler zum Langzeitmonitoring der Deposition hydrophober organischer Schadstoffe. In "Ermittlung atmosphärischer Stoffeinträge in den Boden unter Nutzung neuer Sammel- und Nachweisverfahren" Handbuch Boden, LfU Baden-Württemberg, 79-85

Rügner, H., Kleineidam, S., Grathwohl, P. (1997): Sorptions- und Transportverhalten organischer Schadstoffe in heterogenen Materialien am Beispiel des Phenanthrens. Grundwasser, 3, 133-138

Grathwohl, P. (1997): Grundlagen der Sorption/Desorption hydrophober organischer Schadstoffe in Aquifermaterial und Sedimenten. In Matschullat, J, Tobschall, H.J., Voigt, H.-J. (Hrsg.): Geochemie und Umwelt. Springer Verlag, S. 409-424

Grathwohl, P. (1997): Einfluß des Lösungs- und Desorptionsverhaltens organischer Schadstoffe auf ihre Bioverfügbarkeit. In Knorr, C., von Schell, T. (Hrsg.): Mikrobieller Schadstoffabbau. Ein interdisziplinärer Ansatz. Vieweg Verlag, S. 15 - 33.

1991 - 1996

Teutsch, G., Grathwohl, P., Schad, H., Werner, P. (1996): In-Situ Reaktionswände - ein neuer Ansatz zur passiven Sanierung von Boden- und Grundwasserverunreinigungen. Grundwasser, 1, 12-20

Grathwohl, P., Merkel, P., Schüth, C., Pyka, W. (1995): Einfluß der Sorptionskinetik auf das Verhalten organischer Schadstoffe im Untergrund: Transport, Grundwassergefährdung und Sanierung. Z. dt. geol. Ges. 146 (1), 8-16

Grathwohl, P. (1994): Persistenz organischer Schadstoffe im Boden und Grundwasser: Können ein­mal entstandene Untergrundverunreinigungen wieder beseitigt werden? In: Matschullat, J., Müller, G. (Hrsg.): Geowissenschaften und Umwelt; Springer Verlag. S: 263-273

Grathwohl, P., Reinhard, M. (1993): Desorption of Trichloroethylene in aquifer material: Rate limitation at the grain scale. Environ. Sci. Technol., 27, 12, 2360-2366.

Grathwohl, P. (1992): Die Rolle der molekularen Diffusion als limitierender Faktor bei der Sanierung von Unter­grundverunreinigungen. UWSF- Z. Umweltchem. Ökotox. 4, (4), 231-236, ecomed-Verlag Landsberg × Zürich

Grathwohl, P., Einsele, G. (1991): Verhalten verschiedener leichtflüchtiger chlorierter Kohlenwasserstoffe (LCKW) im Untergrund. Handbuch Bodenschutz, Hrsg.: Rosenkranz, D., Einsele, G., Harreß, H.-M.; Erich Schmidt Verlag, Berlin.

1987 - 1990

Grathwohl, P. (1990): Influence of organic matter from soils and sediments from various origins on the sorption of some chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons: Implications on Koc-correlations. Environ. Sci. Technol., 24, (11): 1687-1693.

Einsele, G., Grathwohl, P., Sanns, M. (1990): Verteilung und Ausbreitung verschiedener leichtflüchtiger chlorierter Kohlenwasserstoffe (LCKW) im System Feststoff-Bodenwasser-Bodenluft (und Übergang ins Grundwasser). Schr. Angew. Geol. Karlsruhe 9, S. 33-50; Hrsg.: Czurda, K., Hötzl, H.; Karlsruhe.

Forster, F., Grathwohl, P., Voutta, A., Einsele, G. (1990): Stationäre Meß- und Probenahmesonden zur Beprobung von Bodenluft und Grundwasser - Reich­weiten­be­stimmung einer Bodenluftabsaugung. Schr. Angew. Geol. Karlsruhe 9, S. 59-67; Hrsg.: Czurda, K., Hötzl, H.; Karlsruhe.

Grathwohl, P., Forster, F., Voutta, A. (1990): Stationäre Meßstellen­einrichtung zur Erkundung und Überwachung von Untergrundkontaminationen durch leichtflüchtige Schadstoffe. Wasser und Boden, 42, (3): 170-173, Hamburg.

Grathwohl, P. (1990): Bestimmung der Gesamtbelastung des Bodens mit leichtflüchtigen Schadstoffen aus der Schadstoffkonzentration in der Bodenluft. Wasser und Boden 42, (4): 244-250, Hamburg.

Grathwohl, P. (1988): Verteilung unpolarer organischer Schadstoffe in der unge­sättigten Bodenzone am Beispiel leichtflüchtiger chlorierter Kohlenwas­ser­stoffe. Z. dt. geol. Ges., 136: 505-513; Hannover.

Sanns, M., Grathwohl, P. (1988): Umweltproblematik der leichtflüchtigen Chlorkohlen­wasserstoffe. Wasser und Boden, 10: 554-564, Hamburg (Paul Parey).

Einsele, G., Eisele, G., Grathwohl, P. (1988): Verteilung und Ausbreitung von leichtflüchti­gen chlorierten Kohlenwas­serstoffen (LCKW) im System Boden‑ Wasser‑Luft. DGM, 32, (4): 102-107; Koblenz.

Harreß, H.M., Grathwohl, P., Torunski, H. (1987): Natürliche Elimination von leichtflüchtigen Halogenkohlenwas­serstoffen aus der Umwelt. Z. dt. geol. Ges., 138: 367‑375; Hannover.

Books and Book Chapters

Rolle M., Maier U., Grathwohl P. (2011): Contaminant fate and reactive transport in groundwater. In: Dealing with Contaminated Sites - From Theory towards Practical Application. Frank Swartjes (ed.) Ch. 19, 1114 p., Springer, ISBN: 978-90-481-9756-9

Grathwohl, P. (2011): Fate and Transport of Organic Compounds in(to) the Subsurface Environment. Chap. 8 in “Biophysico-Chemical Processes of Anthropogenic Organic Compounds in Environmentals Systems” edited by Baoshan Xing, Nicola Senesi, Pan Ming Huang. Wiley and Sons.

Bovolo C.I., Blenkinsop S., Majone B., Zambrano-Bigiarini M., Fowler H.J., Bellin A., Burton A., Barceló D., Grathwohl P., Barth J.A.C. (2010): Climate Change, Water Resources and Pollution in the Ebro Basin: Towards an Integrated Approach. In: D. Barcelo ́ and M. Petrovic (eds.), The Ebro River Basin, The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry. DOI 10.1007/698_2010_86, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

Finkel, M., Barth, J., Grathwohl, P. (2010): Advanced Tools and Models to Improve river Basin Management in Europe in the Context of Climate Change (AquaTerra). IWA Publishing, 128 pp (ISBN 9781843393726)

Grathwohl, P., van der Sloot, H. (2007): Groundwater Risk Assessment at Contaminated Sites (GRACOS): Test Methods and Modeling Approaches. In "Groundwater Science and Policy. Ed. P. Quevauviller. RSC Publishing, Cambridge, 291-315

Förstner, U., Grathwohl, P. (2006): Ingenieurgeochemie. 2. erweiterte Auflage, Springer, 471 S. ISBN-10: 3540395113

Grathwohl, P.; Halm, D., eds. (2003): Guidelines for groundwater risk assessment. Campus Druck, Tübingen. 66 S.

WBB: Grathwohl, P., Henschler, D., Klein, W., Miehlich, G., Mühle, H., Thoenes, H.W., Walther, W., Wilke, B.M. (2000): Wege zum vorsorgenden Bodenschutz. Fachliche Grundlagen und konzeptionelle Schritte für eine erweiterte Boden-Vorsorge. Bodenschutz & Altlasten, Bd. 8, Erich-Schmidt Verlag, Berlin, 213 S.

Grathwohl, P. (1998): Diffusion in Natural Porous Media: Contaminant Transport, Sorption/Desorption and Dissolution Kinetics. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 224 p. (ISBN 0-7923-8102-5) (1. ed. out of print)

Grathwohl, P. (1994): Diffusion limited sorption and desorption of organic contaminants in soils and sediments. Habilitationsschrift, Universität Tübingen

Grathwohl, P. (1989): Verteilung unpolarer organischer Verbindungen in der wasserungesättigten Bodenzone am Beispiel leichtflüchtiger aliphatischer Chlorkohlenwasserstoffe (Modell­versuche). Tübinger Geowissenschaftliche Arbeiten, Reihe C, Nr. 1; 106 S., Tübingen (Dissertation)


Grathwohl, P. Meckenstock, R. (2007): Bodenluft-Wärmespeicher: Verfahren zur saisonalen Speicherung von Wärmeenergie in der ungesättigten Bodenzone oberhalb des Grundwassers mit Luft als Wärmeträgermedium.
Patentameldung 10 2007 056 943.4 (28.11.07). Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt München

Kopinke, F.-D., Mackenzie, K., Köhler, R.,Weiß, H., Schüth, C.,Grathwohl, P. (2004): Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur Dekontamination von Wässern, die mit organischen Halogenverbindungen (HKW) belastet sind.- Europäisches Patent: EP 140 68 40 B1 (22.12.2004); Internationale Anmeldung: Nr. PCT/EP02/07826 (23.01.2003), Europäisches Patent 140 68 40, US Patent 7,252,771 B2 (07.08.2007)

Grathwohl, P. (1998): Dosimeter. Patentnr. 198 30 413 Priorität: 29.05.1998 DE 198 24 082.1 Deutsches Patentamt München

Grathwohl, P., Schad, H., Teutsch, G., Vees, E., Werner, P. (1997): Vorrichtung zur Boden- und Grundwassersanierung und Verfahren zum Erstellen und Betreiben einer solchen Vorrichtung.- Offenlegungsschrift, DE 196 22 159 A1 (Anmeldetag: 01.06.96). Deutsches Patentamt, München

Grathwohl, P., Einsele, G. (1994): Vergütung mineralischer Dichtungen zum Rückhalt organischer Schadstoffe.- Offenlegungsschrift (Anmeldetag: 15.01.93) DE 4300915 A1. Deutsches Patentamt München.


DIN 19529 (2008): Elution von Feststoffen — Schüttelverfahren zur Untersuchung des Elutionsverhaltens von anorganischen Stoffen mit einem Wasser-Feststoff-Verhältnis von 2 l/kg (Leaching of solid materials — Batch test for the examination of the leaching behaviour of inorganic substances at a liquid to solid ratio of 2 l/kg)

DIN 19528 (2008): Elution von Feststoffen — Perkolationsverfahren zur gemeinsamen Untersuchung des Elutionsverhaltens von anorganischen und organischen Stoffen (Leaching of solid materials — Percolation method for the joint examination of the leaching behaviour of organic and inorganic substances)

DIN 19739-1 (2002): Luftbeschaffenheit und Bodenbeschaffenheit - Messen der atmosphärischen Deposition organischer Spurenstoffe; Trichter-Adsorber-Verfahren - Teil 1: Sammelgeräte; Anforderungen, Aufbau, Anwendung.

DIN 19739-2 (2002): Luftbeschaffenheit und Bodenbeschaffenheit - Messen der atmosphärischen Deposition organischer Spurenstoffe – Trichter-Adsorber-Verfahren. Teil 2: Polycyclische aromatische Kohlen­wasserstoffe.

DIN v 19736 (1996): Ableitung von Konzentrationen organischer Stoffe im Bodenwasser. Berlin (Beuth).