Research for the Environment

Mareike Braeckevelt

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Department of Environmental Biotechnology
Permoserstraße 15
D-04318 Leipzig, Germany

Tel. +49 341 235 1767
Fax +49 341 235 1471

Mareike Braeckevelt with BACTRAPS

Areas of Research & Interest

Application of constructed wetland technologies for remediation of contaminated groundwater
Behaviour of aromatic and aliphatic chlorinated contaminants (model compounds chlorobenzene and tetrachloroethene) in constructed wetland systems, identification of dominant removal pathways
Characterization and optimization of chlorinated contaminants removal under different operational conditions in model constructed wetlands
Verification of microbial contaminant degradation using stable isotope techniques

Curriculum Vitae

10/2000-03/2006

Study of Chemistry/Environmental Chemistry at the Faculty for Chemistry and Mineralogy of the University of Leipzig, Germany Diploma Thesis at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department of Bioremediation (Prof. M. Kästner), in cooperation with the Institute for Technical Chemistry, Faculty for Chemistry and Mineralogy, University of Leipzig (Prof. H. Papp): “Investigations on the biological transformation of chlorinated benzenes in a pilot scale constructed wetland”

01/2006-06/2006

Scientist at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department of Bioremediation (Dr. P. Kuschk)

01/2006-08/2009

PhD student at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department of Bioremediation (Prof. M. Kästner) Title of the PhD project: “Constructed wetlands in river flood plains for the protection against surface near chlorinated hydrocarbon contaminated groundwater”

07/2008-08/2008

Guest scientist at the US Geological Survey MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, Baltimore, USA (Dr. M.M. Lorah) Project: Biotic and abiotic reductive dechlorination of chlorinated solvents in wetland and aquifer sediments

Publications

News

UFZ research themes

Contaminated Groundwater
Sub project: Characterization of intrinsic biodegradation potentials

Microbial Diversity

Sub project: Microbial activity in contaminated groundwater and soil

Graduate School HIGRADE

The new "Helmholtz Interdisciplinary GRADuate School for Environmental Research (HIGRADE)" is fostered by the Helmholtz Initiative and Networking Fund and will start in October 2007.
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Project handbook published

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

 Available upon request at:

Handbook