Chair of Hydrochemistry and Hydrobiology in Urban Water Management

Final Theses

The departments "Biology and Organic Trace Analysis" and "Hydrochemistry and Analytical Quality Assurance" offer Bachelor's and Master's theses for students of environmental engineering, civil engineering, WAREM and WASTE.

Offers for final theses

The Chair of Hydrochemistry and Hydrobiology in Urban Water Management offers numerous topics for the preparation of bachelor's and master's theses for the study courses Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, WAREM and WASTE. The offer covers work in German as well as in English language.

The topics are closely related to the current research of the chair.
Here you will find "Information on the preparation of theses of the Faculty 2 [de]"

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Topics for Master Theses

Studie zur Denitrifikation mit neuen biologisch abbaubaren Festsubstraten in einer Labor- Aquakultur-Anlage

This topic can be dealt with both as a Master's thesis and as a Bachelor's thesis.

Topic description for download [de]

Requirements:
Laboratory experience and some practical skill.

Contact: Angela Boley

Use of functionalized polymers to remove organic micropollutants from wastewater

The master thesis uses functionalized polymers to remove organic micropollutants from wastewater. Many of the micropollutants in wastewater (e.g. from the group of active pharmaceutical ingredients or industrial chemicals) are insufficiently removed by state-of-the-art technologies (ozonation, powder activated carbon) due to their chemical-physical properties. With the use of polymers with tailor-made functional groups, these substances can be specifically eliminated. In addition to the basic removability of the substances, the work also focuses on the regenerability of the materials used.

Target group: Students with basic knowledge in chemistry, chemical engineering, instrumental analytics

Contact: Bertram Kuch

Removal of organic micropollutants from municipal wastewater with sand filters/application of functionalized sands

As part of the master's thesis, purified wastewater is treated on a laboratory scale with sand filters. The aim of the thesis is to increase the elimination efficiency of the filters by functionalizing the sand used.

Target group: Students with basic knowledge in chemistry, chemical engineering, instrumental analytics

Contact: Bertram Kuch

Entwicklung eines Konzepts zur Herstellung von Referenzproben zur Validierung von Analysenverfahren zur Bestimmung organischer Spurenstoffe in Gesamtwasserproben aus Abwässern

Contact: Michael Koch

Entwicklung eines Konzepts zur Herstellung von Referenzproben zur Validierung von Analysenverfahren zur Bestimmung prioritärer Stoffe in Gesamtwasserproben aus Oberflächengewässern

Contact: Michael Koch

Topics for Bachelor Theses

Abschätzung der Messunsicherheiten von Analysenverfahren im Labor des ISWA

Kontakt: Michael Koch

Theses completed

  • Adrees, Muhammad (2019): Investigation of selected mircropollutants through trickling filter and sand filtration. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch (WAREM) Master Thesis
  • Ehrhardt, Matthias Nico (2019): Preparation of stable samples for use in on-site analytical round table lectures. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr.-Ing. M. Koch (Umweltschutztechnik) Bachelor Thesis
  • Gao, Yingzi (2019): Assessment of PCE degradation as a function of mass and distribution of nZVI particles. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. N. Klaas (WASTE) Master Thesis
  • Geier, Ingrid Kristina (2019): Behaviour of selected organic mitropollutants on different sobents. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch (Umweltschutztechnik) Master Thesis
  • Ghorban, Shima (2019): Investigation on the Removal of Selected Organic Micropollutants from Trickling Filter and Sand Filters. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch (WASTE)
  • Hu, Tingting (2019): Comparison of the Migration Properties of Zero Valent Iron Nano Particles (nZVI) in Single Flow and Radial Flow Column Experiments Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. N. Klaas (WASTE) Master Thesis
  • Kugele, Amélie Sofie (2019): Large-scale comparison of different granulated activated carbons with regard to the removal of trace substances in continuously working filters. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr.-Ing. M. Launay (Umweltschutztechnik) Master Thesis
  • Muzanee, Nadia Hanafiah (2019): Removal of Dyes with Chitosan-Coated Sand (CCS). Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch (WAREM)
  • Zavalza Ramirez, Nora Edith (2019): Investigations on the Elimination of Organic Micropollutants with Granular Activated Carbon and Ozonation. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch (WASTE) Master Thesis
  • Zhang, Hongliang (2019): Studies on the stability of peroskite solar cells against moisture and heat as well as lead release. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr.-Ing. M. Koch (Umweltschutztechnik) Master Thesis
  • Brockerhoff, J. (2018): Impact of Variable Contact Times on the Elimination of Organic Micropollutants with Granular Activated Carbon Applied for Water Treatment. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (Umweltschutztechnik) Master Thesis.
  • Christodoulou, C. (2018): Time and Temperature Dependency of the Elimination of Selected Micropollutants on Activated Carbon. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (WASTE) Master Thesis.
  • Herzog, B. M. (2018): Investigations for the development of a wet chemical method for the determination of Total Nitrogen in the online measuring device. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (Umweltschutztechnik) Master Thesis.
  • Hillenbrand, Dunja Barbara (2018):Pharmaceutical Residues in the Aquatic Environment - Detailed Consideration of Selected Active Ingredients. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (Umweltschutztechnik) Master Thesis
  • Löffler, A. (2018): Investigation of the Nutrient Concentration of Barley Grass in a Hydroponic System. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (Umweltschutztechnik) Bachelorarbeit.
  • Ovie, Efemena Samuel (2018): Evaluation of Woven Fibre Microfiltration Textile as Pretreatment for UV-LED Desinfection. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch (WAREM) Master Thesis
  • Su, Y. (2018): Influence of Moisture and Temperature on Contaminant Analysis in Air Using a GC-PID. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (WASTE) Master Thesis.
  • Tavana, Yasaman (2018): Validation Strategies for a Reliable Assessment of Pharmaceutical Micropollutants in Urban Sewage Systems and Wastewater Treatment Plants. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch (WAREM) Master Thesis
  • Thrasher, Krista (2018): Analysis and Identification of Plastic Pollution in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, C. Meyer (WAREM) Master Thesis
  • Toewe, Imke Maria (2018): Analysis and Evaluation of the Technical-Ecological Effects of Dynamic and Bidirectional Charging of Electric Vehicle Batteries on the Battery Characteristics and the Power Grid. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch (Umweltschutztechnik) Master Thesis
  • Zhu, Zhu (2018): Investigation on the Degradation of 1H-Benzotriazole and Tolyltriazoles in Wastewater via Waterplasma Reactor. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (Umweltschutztechnik) Master Thesis
  • Basu-Dev, J. (2017): Monitoring of Micropollutants by Means of Different Sampling Technique in a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (WASTE) - Master Thesis.
  • Delgado-Garcia-Consuegra, G. (2017): Determination of the Reaction Behavior of Al and Fe Composite Particles Towards PCE Under Flow-Through Conditions. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (WASTE) - Master Thesis.
  • Distelrath, H. (2017): Erprobung eines Membran-Denitrifikations-Reaktors (MDR) unter Realbedingungen in einer Aquakultur-Kreislaufanlage. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. A. Boley. (Umweltschutztechnik) - Master Thesis.
  • Edelmann, C. (2017): Untersuchungen zur Denitrifikation unter Nutzung von Verbundmaterialien mit biologisch abbaubaren Festsubstraten. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. A. Boley. (Umweltschutztechnik) - Master Thesis.
  • Elias, G. (2017): Nitrification Inhibitors in Agriculture and Waste Water Treatment Plants. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (WASTE) - Master Thesis.
  • Khandelwal, S. (2017): Enhancement of Physical Cleaning of Flat Sheet Membranes. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (WASTE) - Master Thesis.
  • Reichel, F. (2017): Entwicklung einer Methode zur Bestimmung endokrin wirksamer Substanzen mittels GC-APCI-HRMS. Detection of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals by GC-API-HRMS in Lake Constance. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. R. Schick, M. Petry (Bodensee-Wasserversorgung). (Umweltschutztechnik) - Master Thesis.
  • Riyahi, A. (2017): Assessment of Selected Micropollutants and the Effect of Rain Events in Waste Water Treatment Plants and its Receiving Water Body. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (WAREM) - Master Thesis.
  • Samson, S. (2017): Influences of Operating Parameters on the Breakthrough of Micropollutants in a Rapid Small Scale Column Test. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (WASTE) - Master Thesis.
  • Toledo-Reyes, L.-M. (2017): Elimination of Organic Micropollutants with Activated Carbon - Influence of Functional Groups on Sorption Kinetics. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (WASTE) - Master Thesis.
  • Almadani, N. (2016): Modification of Sand Surface for Enhanced Micropollutant Resorption. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (WASTE) Master Thesis
  • Amoushahi, M.-T. (2016): Behaviour of Selected Micropollutants in Activated Sludge Treatment Plants. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (WAREM) Master Thesis.
  • Böckling, R. (2016): Einsatz von ISCO-Verfahren zur Sanierung eines Teerölstandorts. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, J. Braun Ph.D. (WASTE) Master Thesis.
  • Castro, D. (2016): Effects of Diclofenac, Sulfamthoxazole and Chlortetracycline on Lemna gibba. Betreuer: Prof. Fangmeier (Uni Hohenheim), Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (Enrironmental Protection-Uni Hohenheim) Master Thesis.
  • de-Oliveira-Lopes, E. (2016): Utilização de biopolimeros na remedição de efluentes industriais por processo oxidativo avançado. Die Verwendung von Biopolymeren in der Sanierung von Industrieabwässern durch fortschrittliche Oxidationsprozesse. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Prof. R. M. Matos Jorge (PPGMAUI). (PPGMAUI) - Master Thesis.
  • Kamininska, A. (2016): Removal of N-Containing Organic Micropollutants from the Secondary Wastewater Effluent by Slow Sand Filtration. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (WASTE) Master Thesis.
  • Li, Z. (2016): Experimental Study of the Metastable Zone Width of Struvite Crystallization. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, P. Wang, M. Sc. (WAREM) - Master Thesis
  • Papadimitriou, E. (2016): Small Scale Study on Organic Micropollutants Removal from Secondary Wastewater Effluent Through a Two-Step Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) Filter System. Betreuer: Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch, E. Laski, M.Sc. (WASTE) Master Thesis.
  • Pradnya, I. N. (2016): Occurence and Fate of Selected Micropooutants in Treated Hospital and Surface Water in a Subtropical Strongly Urbanized Area (Semarang, Indonesia). Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (WASTE) Master Thesis.
  • Souza-Marques, G. (2016): Avaliação da confiabilidade analitica de mediçoes de turbidez un água potável. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Prof. Dr. K. do Amaral (PPGMAUI). (PPGMAUI) - Master Thesis.
  • Zhou, Y. (2016): Untersuchung der Elimination von Gabapentin mit granularer Aktivkohle. Investigation of Elimination of Gabapentin with Granular Active Carbon. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (Umweltschutztechnik) Master Thesis.
  • Alekos, G. (2015): Formation of Nitrite an (NO2-) and Nitrous Oxide (N2O) in Batch Tests under Anoxic Conditions. Betreuer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. H. Steinmetz, Prof. Dr. J. Metzger. (WAREM) - Master Thesis.
  • Azizi, N. (2015): Assessment of Selected Micropollutants in Wastewater Treatment Plants and Their Receiving Water Body. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (WAREM) - Master Thesis.
  • Giu, C. (2015): Untersuchungen zum Abbau ausgewählter organischer Mikroverunreinigungen durch UV-Bestrahlung. Investigations on Degradation of Selected Organic Micro Pollutants by UV-Treatment. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (Umweltschutztechnik) - Master Thesis.
  • Höfler, A. (2015): Auswirkungen von umweltrelevanten Schadstoffen auf aquatische Biofilme. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (Technische Biologie) - Master Thesis.
  • Seyednejjadian, S. H. (2015): Contamination of Urine and Feces from Urinals, Vacuum Toilets and Dry Toilets with Organic Trace Substances. Betreuer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. H. Steinmetz, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (WAREM) - Master Thesis.
  • Yuan, X. (2015): Untersuchung zur Adsorptionskinetik ausgewählter organischer Mikroverunreinigungen an granulierter Aktivkohle (GAK). Batch Kinetics and Equillibrium Study on the Adsorption of Selected Organic Micropollutants (MP) with Granular Activated Carbon (GAC). Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (Umweltschutztechnik) - Master Thesis.
  • Zayani, E. (2015): Removal of Selected Micropollutants from Wastewater and Degradation of Diclofenac Solution by Rotating Arc Discharge Plasma Reactor. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. J. Barz, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (WAREM) - Master Thesis.
  • Laski, E. (2014): Investigation on the Behavior of Organic Micropollutants by Treatment with Granular Activated Carbon (GAC). Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (WASTE) - Master Thesis.
  • Lim, W. (2014): Comparison of Water Directives in Megacities (Singapore) and Europe. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (WASTE) - Master Thesis.
  • Styszko, B. (2014): Untersuchungen zum UV-Abbau von ausgewählten Mikroverunreinigungen in verschiedenen Reaktortypen. Studies on UV-Degradation of Selected Micropollutants in Different Types of Reactors. Betreuer: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jörg W. Metzger, Dr. rer. nat. B. Kuch. (Umweltschutztechnik) - Masterarbeit.

Contact

Bertram Kuch
Dr. rer. nat.

Bertram Kuch

Leader of "Hydrobiology and Analysis of Organic Trace Compounds" (BiOS)

Angela Boley
Dr. rer. nat.

Angela Boley

Debuty manager (BiOS)

Michael Koch
Dr.-Ing.

Michael Koch

Leader of "Hydrochemistry and Analytical Quality Assurance Baden-Württemberg" (CH / AQS)

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