Dr. Uwe Kappelmeyer

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ
Department Umweltbiotechnologie
Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig

Tel.: 0341 235-1679
Fax: 0341 235-1471

Kappelmeyer im Phytotechnikum


  • Barreto, A.B., Vasconcellos, G.R., von Sperling, M., Kuschk, P., Kappelmeyer, U., Vasel, J.L., (2015):
    Field application of a planted fixed bed reactor (PFR) for support media and rhizosphere investigation using undisturbed samples from full-scale constructed wetlands
    Water Sci. Technol. 72 (4), 553 - 560
    Volltext (URL)
  • Coban, O., Kuschk, P., Kappelmeyer, U., Spott, O., Martienssen, M., Jetten, M.S.M., Knoeller, K., (2015):
    Nitrogen transforming community in a horizontal subsurface-flow constructed wetland
    Water Res. 74 , 203 - 212
    Volltext (URL)
  • Kamau, J.N., Kuschk, P., Machiwa, J., Macia, A., Mothes, S., Mwangi, S., Munga, D., Kappelmeyer, U., (2015):
    Investigating the distribution and fate of Al, Cd, Cr, Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn in sewage-impacted mangrove-fringed creeks of Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique
    J. Soils Sediments
    Volltext (URL)
  • Martínez-Lavanchy, P.M., Chen, Z., Lünsmann, V., Marin-Cevada, V., Vilchez-Vargas, R., Pieper, D.H., Reiche, N., Kappelmeyer, U., Imparato, V., Junca, H., Nijenhuis, I., Müller, J.A., Kuschk, P., Heipieper, H.J., (2015):
    Microbial toluene removal in hypoxic model constructed wetlands occurs predominantly via the ring monooxygenation pathway
    Appl. Environ. Microb. 81 (18), 6241 - 6252
    Volltext (URL)
  • Schultze-Nobre, L., Wiessner, A., Wang, D., Bartsch, C., Kappelmeyer, U., Paschke, H., Mattusch, J., Kuschk, P., (2015):
    Removal of dimethylphenols from an artificial wastewater in a laboratory-scale wetland system planted with Juncus effusus
    Ecol. Eng. 80 , 151 - 155
    Volltext (URL)
  • Chen, Z.B., Kappelmeyer, U., Kuschk, P., (2014):
    Benzene removal in laboratory scale model wetland under different electron acceptor conditions treating sulfate-rich wastewater
    In: Wang, A., Li, X., Wang, X., Zhao, J., (eds.)
    Advances in environmental technologies III : selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2014 3rd International Conference on Energy and Environmental Protection (ICEEP 2014) April 26-28, 2014, Xi'an, China
    Advanced Materials Research 955-959
    Trans Tech Publications, Durnten-Zurich, p. 2083 - 2086
    Volltext (URL)
  • Wiessner, A., Müller, J.A., Kuschk, P., Kappelmeyer, U., Kästner, M., Liu, Y.L., Stottmeister, U., (2014):
    Environmental pollution by wastewater from brown coal processing – a remediation case study in Germany
    J. Environ. Eng. Landsc. Manag. 22 (1), 71 - 83
    Final Draft (PDF)
  • Elawwad, A., Sandner, H., Kappelmeyer, U., Koeser, H., (2013):
    Long-term starvation and subsequent recovery of nitrifiers in aerated submerged fixed-bed biofilm reactors
    Environ.Technol. 34 (8), 945 - 959
    Volltext (URL)
  • Wiessner, A., Kappelmeyer, U., Kaestner, M., Schultze-Nobre, L., Kuschk, P., (2013):
    Response of ammonium removal to growth and transpiration of Juncus effusus during the treatment of artificial sewage in laboratory-scale wetlands
    Water Res. 47 (13), 4265 - 4273
    Volltext (URL)
  • Wu, S., Wiessner, A., Braeckevelt, M., Kappelmeyer, U., Dong, R., Müller, J.A., Kuschk, P., (2013):
    Influence of nitrate load on sulfur transformations in the rhizosphere of Juncus effusus in laboratory-scale constructed wetlands treating artificial domestic wastewater
    Environ. Eng. Manag. J. 12 (3), 565 - 573
  • Kuschk, P., Wiessner, A., Seeger, E.M., Kästner, M., Kappelmeyer, U., Paredes, D., Shtemenko, N.I., (2012):
    The status of research on constructed wetlands
    In: Vitale, K., (ed.)
    Environmental and food safety and security for South-East Europe and Ukraine. Proceedings NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Environmental and Food Security for South-East Europe and Ukraine, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, 17-19 May 2011
    NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
    Springer, Dordrecht, p. 155 - 171
    Volltext (URL)
  • Fischer, J., Kappelmeyer, U., Kästner, M., Schauer, F., Heipieper, H.J., (2010):
    The degradation of bisphenol A by the newly isolated bacterium Cupriavidus basilensis JF1 can be enhanced by biostimulation with phenol
    Int. Biodeterior. Biodegrad. 64 (4), 324 - 330
    Volltext (URL)
  • Löffler, C., Eberlein, C., Mäusezahl, I., Kappelmeyer, U., Heipieper, H.J., (2010):
    Physiological evidence for the presence of a cis-trans isomerase of unsaturated fatty acids in Methylococcus capsulatus Bath to adapt to the presence of toxic organic compounds
    FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 308 (1), 68 - 75
    Volltext (URL)
  • Martínez-Lavanchy, P.M., Müller, C., Nijenhuis, I., Kappelmeyer, U., Buffing, M., McPherson, K., Heipieper, H.J., (2010):
    High stability and fast recovery of expression of the TOL plasmid-carried toluene catabolism genes of Pseudomonas putida mt-2 under conditions of oxygen limitation and oscillation
    Appl. Environ. Microb. 76 (20), 6715 - 6723
    Volltext (URL)
  • Nikolausz, M., Kappelmeyer, U., Székely, A., Rusznyák, A., Márialigeti, K., Kästner, M., (2008):
    Diurnal redox fluctuation and microbial activity in the rhizosphere of wetland plants
    Eur. J. Soil Biol. 44 (3), 324 - 333
    Volltext (URL)
  • Nikolausz, M., Palatinszky, M., Rusznyák, A., Richnow, H.H., Kappelmeyer, U., Kästner, M., (2007):
    Novel approach using substrate-mediated radiolabelling of RNA to link metabolic function with the structure of microbial communities
    FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 274 (1), 154 - 161
    Volltext (URL)
  • Helm, J., Wendlandt, K.-D., Rogge, G., Kappelmeyer, U., (2006):
    Characterizing a stable methane-utilizing mixed culture used in the synthesis of a high-quality biopolymer in an open system
    J. Appl. Microbiol. 101 (2), 387 - 395
    Volltext (URL)
  • Wießner, A., Kuschk, P., Kappelmeyer, U., Baeder-Bederski, O., Müller, R.A., Kästner, M., (2006):
    Influence of helophytes on redox reactions in their rhizosphere
    In: Macková, M., Dowling, D.N., Macek, T., (eds.)
    Phytoremediation and rhizoremediation : theoretical background
    Focus on Biotechnology 9A
    Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, p. 69 - 82
  • Neumann, G., Veeranagouda, Y., Karegoudar, T.B., Sahin, Ö., Mäusezahl, I., Kabelitz, N., Kappelmeyer, U., Heipieper, H.J., (2005):
    Cells of Pseudomonas putida and Enterobacter sp. adapt to toxic organic compounds by increasing their size
    Extremophiles 9 (2), 163 - 168
    Volltext (URL)
  • Nikolausz, M., Kappelmeyer, U., Nijenhuis, I., Ziller, K., Kästner, M., (2005):
    Molecular characterization of dichloromethane-degrading Hyphomicrobium strains using 16S rDNA and DCM dehalogenase gene sequences
    Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 28 (7), 582 - 587
    Volltext (URL)
  • Wießner, A., Kappelmeyer, U., Kuschk, P., Kästner, M., (2005):
    Influence of the redox condition dynamics on the removal efficiency of a laboratory-scale constructed wetland
    Water Res. 39 (1), 248 - 256
    Volltext (URL)
  • Wiessner, A., Kappelmeyer, U., Kuschk, P., Kästner, M., (2005):
    Sulphate reduction and the removal of carbon and ammonia in a laboratory-scale constructed wetland
    Water Res. 39 (19), 4643 - 4650
    Volltext (URL)
  • Kappelmeyer, U., Kuschk, P., Stottmeister, U., (2003):
    Model experiments on the influence of artificial humic compounds on chemodenitrification
    Water Air Soil Pollut. 147 (1-4), 317 - 330
    Volltext (URL)
  • Kuschk, P., Wießner, A., Kappelmeyer, U., Weißbrodt, E., Kästner, M., Stottmeister, U., (2003):
    Annual cycle of nitrogen removal by a pilot-scale subsurface horizontal flow in a constructed wetland under moderate climate
    Water Res. 37 (17), 4236 - 4242
    Volltext (URL)
  • Stottmeister, U., Wießner, A., Kuschk, P., Kappelmeyer, U., Kästner, M., Bederski, O., Müller, R.A., Moormann, H., (2003):
    Effects of plants and microorganisms in constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment
    Biotechnol. Adv. 22 (1-2), 93 - 117
    Volltext (URL)
  • Helm, J., Rogge, G., Kappelmeyer, U., Wendlandt, K.-D., Jechorek, M., Stottmeister, U., (2002):
    Benefits of using a methane utilizing mixed culture for biosynthesis of PHB biopolymers: limits of natural performances and prospects for overcoming
    Workshop UFZ, Leipzig, 30.-31.5.2002
  • Kappelmeyer, U., Wießner, A., Kuschk, P., Kästner, M., (2002):
    Operation of a universal test unit for planted soil filters – Planted Fixed Bed Reactor
    Eng. Life Sci. 2 (10), 311 - 315
    Volltext (URL)
  • Kappelmeyer, U., (2001):
    Untersuchungen zu Mechanismen der Stickstoffumsetzungen in Wässern bei der Passage durch bewachsene Bodenfilter (Pflanzenkläranlagen)
    Dissertation, TU Dresden
    UFZ-Bericht 5/2001
    UFZ Leipzig-Halle GmbH, Leipzig, 155 S.
  • Kappelmeyer, U., (2001):
    Planted Fixed Bed Reactor - eine universelle Testeinheit für bewachsene Bodenfilter
    19. DECHEMA-Jahrestagung der Biotechnologen, Leipzig, 13.-15.3.2001
  • Kappelmeyer, U., Kuschk, P., Wießner, A., Kästner, M., (2001):
    Planted fixed bed reactor - a universal test system for constructed wetlands
    ISEB-Meeting 2001, "Phytoremediation", Topic 3: Wastewater treatment, Leipzig, 15.-17.5.2001
    p. 33
  • Kappelmeyer, U., Kuschk, P., Wiessner, A., Kästner, M., (2001):
    Planted fixed bed reactor - A universal test system for constructed wetlands
    In: Leeson, A., Foote, E., Banks, K., Magar, V.S., (eds.)
    Phytoremediation, wetlands, and sediments. 6th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium, San Diego, California, USA, 4-7 June 2001
    Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, p. 337 - 344
  • Kappelmeyer, U., Wießner, A., Kuschk, P., Kästner, M., (2001):
    Planted Fixed Bed Reactor - eine universelle Testeinheit für bewachsene Bodenfilter
    Chem. Ing. Tech. 73 (11), 1472 - 1477
    Volltext (URL)
  • Kuschk, P., Wießner, A., Kossolapov, D.B., Kappelmeyer, U., Stottmeister, U., (2001):
    Experimental strategies to investigate the influence of helophytes on the redox reactions in their rhizosphere
    ISEB-Meeting 2001, "Phytoremediation", Topic 3: Wastewater treatment, Leipzig, 15.-17.5.2001
    p. 15
  • Kappelmeyer, U., Kuschk, P., Stottmeister, U., (2000):
    Nitrogen transformations in a constructed wetland
    IACR-Tagung "A root zone process", Rothamsted, 10.-12.4.2000
  • Kappelmeyer, U., Kuschk, P., Stottmeister, U., (1999):
    Nitrogen transformations in a constructed wetland
    10th Nitrogen Workshop, Copenhagen, Denmark, 23.-26.8.1999


Dr. Peter Kuschk

Das UFZ trauert um seinen langjährigen Mitarbeiter

Dr. Peter Kuschk,

der am 14. Oktober 2014 völlig unerwartet verstorben ist. 




Umweltverhalten von Chemikalien

Graduate School HIGRADE

Über einen Zeitraum von sechs Jahren fördert die Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft den Aufbau einer strukturierten Zusatzqualifizierung für Doktoranden am UFZ.

Leitfaden Biologische Bodensanierung

Deckblatt Biologische Bodensanierung

Project handbook published

"Model-driven soil probing, site assessment and evaluation - Guidance on Technologies"

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