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Jörg Metzger

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil.

former Chair holder of "Hydrochemistry and Hydrobiology" (since 01.04.2020 retired)
Institute for Sanitary Engineering, Water Quality and Solid Waste Management
Chair of Hydrochemistry and Hydrobiology


Bandtäle 2
70569 Stuttgart


Chair of Hydrochemistry and Hydrobiology

  1. 2020

    1. Metzger, J. W. (2020). Organische Spurenstoffe aus Industrie und Gewerbe (2. Auflage 2020, Vol. Taschenbuch der Industrieabwasserreinigung, pp. 76–86). Vulkan Verlag.
  2. 2019

    1. Khalilzadeh Shirazi, E.; Metzger, J. W.; Fischer, K. and Hessam Hassani, A. (2019). Simultaneous removal of a cationic and an anionic textile dye from water by a mixed sorbent of vermicompost and Persian charred dolomite. Chemosphere, (234), 618–629.
  3. 2018

    1. Rott, E.; Steinmetz, H. and Metzger, J. W. (2018). Organophosphonates: A review on environmental relevance, biodegradability and removal in wastewater treatment plants. The Science of the Total Environment, ISSN 0048-9697(615), 1176–1191.
    2. Souza, A. V. S. B.; Fontana, J. D.; Metzger, J. W.; de Aquino, A. D. and Wielewski, L. P. (2018). Application of Trametes sp. laccases for bioremediation of water contaminated with bisphenol A. In ENZITEC 2018, XIII Seminário Brasileiro de Tecnologia Enzimática.
  4. 2016

    1. Kranert, M. and Metzger, J. W. (2016). Internationale Aus- und Weiterbildung. Wasser Und Abfall, (12/2016), 12–18.
  5. 2015

    1. Gerbersdorf, S.; Cimatoribus, C.; Class, H.; Engesser, K.-H.; Helbich, S.; Hollert, H.; Lange, C.; Kranert, M.; Metzger, J. W.; Nowak, W.; Seiler, T.-B.; Steger, K.; Steinmetz, H. and Wieprecht, S. (2015). Anthropogenic Trace Componounds (ATCs) in aquatic habitats – Research needs on sources, fate, detection and toxicity to ensure timely elimination strategies and risk management. Environment International, 79(2015), 85–105.
    2. Lange, C.; Kuch, B. and Metzger, J. W. (2015). Occurence and fate of synthetic musk fragrances in a small German river. Hazardous Materials, (282), 34–40.
    3. Zapf-Gottwick, R.; Koch, M.; Fischer, K.; Schwerdt, F.; Hamann, L.; Kranert, M.; Metzger, J. W. and Werner, J. H. (2015). Leaching Hazardous Substances out of Photovoltaic Modules. International Journal of Advanced Applied Physics Research, Cosmos Scholars Publishing House, 2(2), 7–14. Retrieved from
  6. 2014

    1. Lange, C.; Kuch, B. and Metzger, J. W. (2014). Estrogenic activity of constituents of underarm deodorants determined by E-Screen assay. Chemosphere, 108(August 2014), 101–106.
    2. Lange, C.; Kuch, B. and Metzger, J. W. (2014). Determination of the Occurrence and Elimination of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs) in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP). Computational Water, Energy, and Environmental Engineering, 3, 1–7.
    3. Launay, M.; Kuch, B.; Lange, C.; Schlichtig, B.; Dittmer, U.; Metzger, J. W. and Steinmetz, H. (2014). Anwendung von Leitparametern zur Abschätzung des Verhaltens organischer Spurenstoffe in einem urban geprägten Gewässer. KA – Korrespondenz Abwasser, Abfall, 61(11), 1013–1018.
  7. 2013

    1. Koch, M.; Baumeister, F.; Just, A. and Metzger, J. W. (2013). Mobile System for Waste Water Sampling Proficiency Tests. The Fourth International Proficiency Testing Conference.
    2. Lange, C.; Kuch, B.; Pfeiffer, J. A.; Podlipsky-Sanchez, J.; Hetzenauer, H.; Schroeder, H. and Metzger, J. W. (2013). Biomonitoring of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Fishes of Lake Constance, Germany. 14th EuCheMS International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment, Spain, Barcelona, 25.-28.06.2013, Book of Abstracts, 514.
    3. Lange, C.; Kuch, B. and Metzger, J. W. (2013). Determination of the occurrence and elimination of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) in municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTP). Istanbul International Solid Waste, Water And Wastewater Congress,Turkey,  Istanbul, 22.-24.05.2013, Book of Abstracts, 515-516.
    4. Lange, C.; Kuch, B. and Metzger, J. W. (2013). Untersuchung von Mineralwässern auf estrogene Wirkung mittels E-Screen-Assay. GWF-Wasser/Abwasser, 09/2013(154), 982–987. Retrieved from
    5. Sasu, S.; Metzger, J. W.; Kranert, M. and Kümmerer, K. (2013). Biodegradation of the Antituberculosis Drug Isoniazid in the Aquatic Environment. CLEAN - Air Water and Soil.
    6. Triebskorn, R.; Amler, K.; Blaha, L.; Gallert, C.; Giebner, S.; Güde, H.; Henneberg, A.; Hess, S.; Hetzenauer, H.; Jedele, K.; Jung, R.-M.; Kneipp, S.; Köhler, H.-R.; Krais, S.; Kuch, B.; Lange, C.; Löffler, H.; Maier, D.; … Wurm, K. (2013). SchussenAktivplus: reduction of micropollutants and of potentially pathogenic bacteria for further water quality improvement of the river Schussen, a tributary of Lake Constance, Germany. Environmental Science Europe, 25(2).
  8. 2012

    1. Metzger, J. W.; Amaral, K. and Erthal, L. A. V. (2012). Análise do uso de osmose reversa em uma indústria automotiva. Hydro, No 74, 24–29.
  9. 2010

    1. Kuch, B.; Kern, F.; Metzger, J. W. and Trenck, K. T. von der. (2010). Effect-related monitoring: estrogen-like substances in groundwater. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 17(2), 250–260.

No more teaching since the summer semester 2020 - Mr. Metzger is retired since 01.04.2020

  • Diploma in Chemistry (Dipl.Chem.), Universität Tübingen, 1984
  • Russell Grimwade School of Biochemistry, University of Melbourne, Australien, 1987
  • Dr. rer. nat., Universität Tübingen, 1988
  • Habilitation (Analysis of natural products and structure elucidation with modern methods of mass spectrometry), 1994
  • Chairholder, Chair of Hydrochemistry and Hydrobiology in Sanitary Engineering, Universität Stuttgart (since 01.04.1996-31.03.2020)
Internal Contribution to Commitees
  • Member of the Advisory board of Study Affairs of the study programs Water Resources Engineering and Management (WAREM) and Air Quality Control, Solid Waste and Waste Water Process Engineering (WASTE)
  • Member of the Examination board at the University of Stuttgart for the study program Water Resources Engineering and Management(WAREM) (since 2004)
  • Managing director at the ISWA (1999-2001, 2003-2005, 2009-2011, 2015-2017, 2018-2019)
  • Member of the Examination board at the University of Stuttgart for the study program "Environment Water" (ENWAT) since 2005
  • Vice-Chairman of the Examination Committee for the WASTE programme since 2016 and for the IuI programme since 2017
  • Dean of studies at the University of Stuttgart of Environmental Engineering (since 01.04.2009)
  • Member of the honours committee of the faculty 2 (since 01.04.2009)
  • Vice-dean of the Faculty Civil- and Environmental Engineering at the University of Stuttgart (01.04.2009-31.03.2010 and 01.04.2013-31.03.2015)
  • Chairman of the admission committee for the B.Sc. and M.Sc. admission in the study program Environmental Engineering since 2010 and in the study programs WAREM and WASTE
External Contribution to Commitees
  • President and Chief Executive Officer of the
    Trägervereins Kompetenzzentrum Umwelttechnik Region Stuttgart - KURS e.V. since 2000
  • Vize-chairman of the Forschungs- und Entwicklungsinstituts für Industrie- und Siedlungswasserwirtschaft e. V. (FEI)
  • Manager of the Transfer- und Gründerzentrums "AQS Baden-Württemberg", TTI GmbH at the University of Stuttgart (since 2008)
  • Member of DWA main committee - IG Industrial Wastewater and technical prevention fo water pollution (since 07/2013)
  • Chairman of DWA main committee - Fundamental issues of indirect dicharge of industrial waste water (since 08/2013)
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