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Karl-Heinrich Engesser

Prof. Dr.

Head of Departement "Biological Waste Air Purification" (ALR)
Institute for Sanitary Engineering, Water Quality and Solid Wastemanagement


+49 711 685 63734

Bandtäle 2
70569 Stuttgart

Office Hours

by arrangement

  1. 2021

    1. Leong, Y.L., Krivak, D., Kiel, M., Laski, E., González-Sánchez, A., Dobslaw, D.: Triclosan biodegradation performance of adapted mixed cultures in batch and continuous operating systems at high-concentration levels. Cleaner Engineering and Technology. 5, 100266 (2021).
  2. 2020

    1. Helbich, S., Dobslaw, D., Schulz, A., Engesser, K.-H.: Styrene and Bioaerosol Removal from Waste Air with a Combined Biotrickling Filter and DBD–Plasma System. Sustainability. 12, 9240 (2020).
    2. Salamanca, D., Bühler, K., Engesser, K.-H., Schmid, A., Karande, R.: Whole-cell biocatalysis using the Acidovorax sp. CHX100 Δ6HX for the production of ω-hydroxycarboxylic acids from cycloalkanes. New Biotechnology. (2020).
    3. Woiski, C., Dobslaw, D., Engesser, K.-H.: Isolation and characterization of 2-butoxyethanol degrading bacterial strains. Biodegradation. (2020).
  3. 2019

    1. Dobslaw, D., Winkler, F., Dobslaw, C., Engesser, K.-H.: Strategien zur Vermeidung von Clogging in Biotricklingfiltern mit Polyurethan-Schaumträgern. Immisionsschutz. 24, 12–17 (2019).
    2. Dobslaw, D., Engesser, K.-H., Störk, H., Gerl, T.: Low-cost process for emission abatement of biogas internal combustion engines. Journal of Cleaner Production. 227, 1079--1092 (2019).
    3. Dobslaw, D., Schöller, J., Krivak, D., Helbich, S., Engesser, K.-H.: Performance of different biological waste air purification processes in treatment of a waste gas mix containing tert-butyl alcohol and acetone: A comparative study. Chemical Engineering Journal. 355, 572--585 (2019).
  4. 2018

    1. Dobslaw, D., Engesser, K.-H.: Biodegradation of gaseous emissions of 2-chlorotoluene by strains of Rhodococcus sp. in polyurethane foam packed biotrickling filters. The Science of the total environment. 639, 1491--1500 (2018).
    2. Dobslaw, D., Woiski, C., Winkler, F., Engesser, K.-H., Dobslaw, C.: Prevention of clogging in a polyurethane foam packed biotrickling filter treating emissions of 2-butoxyethanol. Journal of Cleaner Production. 200, 609–621 (2018).
  5. 2017

    1. Salamanca, D., Dobslaw, D., Engesser, K.-H.: Removal of cyclohexane gaseous emissions using a biotrickling filter system. Chemosphere. 176, 97--107 (2017).
    2. Dobslaw, D., Schulz, A., Helbich, S., Dobslaw, C., Engesser, K.-H.: VOC removal and odor abatement by a low-cost plasma enhanced biotrickling filter process. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 5, 5501--5511 (2017).
  6. 2016

    1. Gerl, T., Engesser, K.-H., Fischer, K., Dobslaw, D.: Biologische Abluftreinigung einer Lackierabluft im Kombinationsverfahren. Chemie Ingenieur Technik. 88, 1145--1150 (2016).
    2. Pérez, M.C., Álvarez-Hornos, F.J., Engesser, K.H., Dobslaw, D., Gabaldón, C.: Removal of 2-butoxyethanol gaseous emissions by biotrickling filtration packed with polyurethane foam. New biotechnology. 33, 263--272 (2016).
    3. Karande, R., Debor, L., Salamanca, D., Bogdahn, F., Engesser, K.-H., Buehler, K., Schmid, A.: Continuous cyclohexane oxidation to cyclohexanol using a novel cytochrome P450 monooxygenase from Acidovorax sp. CHX100 in recombinant P. taiwanensis VLB120 biofilms. Biotechnology and bioengineering. 113, 52--61 (2016).
  7. 2015

    1. Gerl, T., Engesser, K.-H., Dobslaw, D.: Bioabbaubarkeit von 2-Ethylhexylacetat, Methylisobutylketon und Methylethylketon in Biotricklingfiltern. Chemie Ingenieur Technik. 87, 931--939 (2015).
    2. Dobslaw, D., Engesser, K.-H.: Degradation of toluene by ortho cleavage enzymes in Burkholderia fungorum FLU100. Microbial biotechnology. 8, 143--154 (2015).
    3. Gerbersdorf, S.U., Cimatoribus, C., Class, H., Engesser, K.-H., Helbich, S., Hollert, H., Lange, C., Kranert, M., Metzger, J., Nowak, W., Seiler, T.-B., Steger, K., Steinmetz, H., Wieprecht, S.: Anthropogenic Trace Compounds (ATCs) in aquatic habitats - research needs on sources, fate, detection and toxicity to ensure timely elimination strategies and risk management. Environment international. 79, 85--105 (2015).
    4. Kiel, M., Engesser, K.-H.: The biodegradation vs. biotransformation of fluorosubstituted aromatics. Applied microbiology and biotechnology. 99, 7433--7464 (2015).
    5. Salamanca, D., Karande, R., Schmid, A., Dobslaw, D.: Novel cyclohexane monooxygenase from Acidovorax sp. CHX100. Applied microbiology and biotechnology. 99, 6889--6897 (2015).
  8. 2014

    1. Salamanca, D., Engesser, K.-H.: Isolation and characterization of two novel strains capable of using cyclohexane as carbon source. Environmental science and pollution research international. 21, 12757--12766 (2014).
    2. Kiel, M., Dobslaw, D., Engesser, K.-H.: Comparison of biological and chemical treatment processes as cost-effective methods for elimination of benzoate in saline wastewaters. Water research. 66, 1--11 (2014).
    3. Perez, M. del C., Alvarez-Hornos, F.J., Dobslaw, D., Engesser, K.-H., Gabaldon, C.: Comparison of inoculums in the removal of 2-butoxyethanol from air emissions by biotrickling filter: Performance and microbial monitoring. New biotechnology. 31, S133–S134 (2014).
  9. 2013

    1. Strunk, N., Engesser, K.-H.: Degradation of fluorobenzene and its central metabolites 3-fluorocatechol and 2-fluoromuconate by Burkholderia fungorum FLU100. Applied microbiology and biotechnology. 97, 5605--5614 (2013).
    2. Salamanca, D., Strunk, N., Engesser, K.-H.: Chromate Reduction in Anaerobic Systems by Bacterial Strain Pseudomonas aeruginosa CRM100. Chemie Ingenieur Technik. 120, n/a-n/a (2013).
  10. 2012

    1. Dobslaw, D., Engesser, K.-H.: Degradation of 2-chlorotoluene by Rhodococcus sp. OCT 10. Applied microbiology and biotechnology. 93, 2205--2214 (2012).
  11. 2010

    1. Dobslaw, D., Woiski, C., Engesser, K.-H.: Umsetzung der TA Luft 2002 in Altanlagen am Beispiel eines Biowäschers zur Abluft- und Abwasserbehandlung. Implementation of TA Luft 2002 in Existing Plants: A Bioscrubber for Combined Waste Air and Waste Water Treatment. Chemie Ingenieur Technik. 82, 2161--2170 (2010).
  12. 2009

    1. Thorenoor, N., Kim, Y.-H., Lee, C., Yu, M.-H., Engesser, K.-H.: A previously uncultured, paper mill Propionibacterium is able to degrade O-aryl alkyl ethers and various aromatic hydrocarbons. Chemosphere. 75, 1287--1293 (2009).
  13. 2008

    1. Kim, Y.-H., Cha, C.-J., Engesser, K.-H., Kim, S.-J.: Degradation of various alkyl ethers by alkyl ether-degrading Actinobacteria isolated from activated sludge of a mixed wastewater treatment. Chemosphere. 73, 1442--1447 (2008).
  14. 2007

    1. Kim, Y.-H., Engesser, K.-H., Kim, S.-J.: Physiological, numerical and molecular characterization of alkyl ether-utilizing rhodococci. Environmental microbiology. 9, 1497--1510 (2007).
    2. Dobslaw, D., Dobslaw, C., Fütterer, N., Engesser, K.-H.: Biologische Abluftreinigung von Druckereiablüften: Optimierung eines Biowäschers. Chemie Ingenieur Technik. 79, 1679--1685 (2007).
    3. Onaca, C., Kieninger, M., Engesser, K.-H., Altenbuchner, J.: Degradation of alkyl methyl ketones by Pseudomonas veronii MEK700. Journal of bacteriology. 189, 3759--3767 (2007).
  15. 2006

    1. Kim, Y.-H., Kang, I., Bergeron, H., Lau, P.C.K., Engesser, K.-H., Kim, S.-J.: Physiological, biochemical, and genetic characterization of an alicyclic amine-degrading Mycobacterium sp. strain THO100 isolated from a morpholine-containing culture of activated sewage sludge. Archives of microbiology. 186, 425--434 (2006).
  16. 2005

    1. Kim, Y.-H., Freeman, J.P., Moody, J.D., Engesser, K.-H., Cerniglia, C.E.: Effects of pH on the degradation of phenanthrene and pyrene by Mycobacterium vanbaalenii PYR-1. Applied microbiology and biotechnology. 67, 275--285 (2005).
    2. Kim, Y.-H., Engesser, K.-H., Cerniglia, C.E.: Numerical and genetic analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-degrading mycobacteria. Microbial ecology. 50, 110--119 (2005).
    3. Kim, Y.-H., Engesser, K.-H.: Inhibition of diethyl ether degradation in Rhodococcus sp. strain DEE5151 by glutaraldehyde and ethyl vinyl ether. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 243, 317--322 (2005).
  17. 2004

    1. Kim, Y.-H., Engesser, K.-H.: Degradation of alkyl ethers, aralkyl ethers, and dibenzyl ether by Rhodococcus sp. strain DEE5151, isolated from diethyl ether-containing enrichment cultures. Applied and environmental microbiology. 70, 4398--4401 (2004).
    2. Kim, Y.-H., Moody, J.D., Freeman, J.P., Brezna, B., Engesser, K.-H., Cerniglia, C.E.: Evidence for the existence of PAH-quinone reductase and catechol-O-methyltransferase in Mycobacterium vanbaalenii PYR-1. Journal of industrial microbiology & biotechnology. 31, 507--516 (2004).
  18. 2003

    1. Kim, Y.-H., Engesser, K.-H., Cerniglia, C.E.: Two polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon o-quinone reductases from a pyrene-degrading Mycobacterium. Archives of biochemistry and biophysics. 416, 209--217 (2003).
    2. García-Valdés, E., Castillo, M.M., Bennasar, A., Guasp, C., Cladera, A.M., Bosch, R., Engesser, K.H., Lalucat, J.: Polyphasic characterization of Pseudomonas stutzeri CLN100 which simultaneously degrades chloro- and methylaromatics: A new genomovar within the species. Systematic and applied microbiology. 26, 390--403 (2003).
  19. 2002

    1. van Beilen, J.B., Smits, T.H.M., Whyte, L.G., Schorcht, S., Röthlisberger, M., Plaggemeier, T., Engesser, K.-H., Witholt, B.: Alkane hydroxylase homologues in Gram-positive strains. Environmental microbiology. 4, 676--682 (2002).
    2. Chang, D., Feiten, H.-J., Engesser, K.-H., van Beilen, J.B., Witholt, B., Li, Z.: Practical Syntheses of N -Substituted 3-Hydroxyazetidines and 4-Hydroxypiperidines by Hydroxylation with Sphingomonas sp. HXN-200. Organic Letters. 4, 1859--1862 (2002).

Mikrobiologie für Ingenieure I, Mikrobiologie für Ingenieure II, Mikrobiologie für
Ingenieure III, Wasser- und Abwasserbiologie, WAREM/WASTE courses

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