Research for the Environment

Experimental Methods

  • Measurement of physicochemical properties of pure substances and mixtures;
  • Leaching of soils, sediments and waste material;
  • Passive sampling of organic pollutants in water and air (SPMD, MESCO, SPME);
  • Trace analysis of organic substances (GC, HPLC).
  • Chemical toxicity towards luminiscent bacteria and towards ciliates
  • Structure-activity analyses of the toxicity of chemicals

Theoretical methods

  • Quantum-chemical calculation methods (semiempirical, DFT, ab initio);
  • Molecular modeling;
  • Parameters to describe the molecular reactivity;
  • Increment methods to predict compound properties from the molecular structure (own development software system ChemProp)
  • Qualitative and quantitative structure-activity relationships;
  • Multimedia models (fugacity theory + advection-diffusion equation);
  • Applied statistics (multivariate techniques, continuous and categorial variables, simulation calculations to validate empirical regression relationships, artificial neural networks).

Department News

Defences of doctoral theses

Two doctoral students of our department are defending their thesis at the TU Freiberg within this week.

Jana Mühlenberg already successfully defended them on 16 Dec.

Weicheng Zhang will defend 18 Dec 14.00 Uhr in lecture hall KKB-2030 (Karl Kegel Building, Agricolastrasse 1, 2nd floor).

New third party projects

BfR Grant (2014-2016). Development of a computer based consensus model for the predictive assessment of the dermal and respiratory sensitisation potential of organic chemicals in the framework of REACH – CompuSens.

UBA Project (2014-2017). REACH - In silico screening for potential endocrine disruptors.


Updated Software

ChemProp - new download link

Important: The ChemProp download has been moved to a new server. The old location provides all necessary information. 

The current version is 6.2 (released on December 5 2014).

Be aware, older versions until 6.0 are expired already, and 6.1 will expire at the end of this year!

The change log is located here:

The license agreements as well as a poster about ChemProp (state of May 2012) are available for download:

Newest Publications

Brack et al. 2014. The SOLUTIONS project ...
Sci. Total Environ.

Ren et al. 2014. Sorption of chlorimuron-ethyl on montmorillonite clays ...
Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res.

Lombardo et al. 2014. Optimizing the aquatic toxicity assessment under REACH ...
Environ. Res.

Fenclová et al. 2014. Temperature dependence of limiting activity coefficients, ...
Fluid Phase Equilibr.

Caicedo et al. 2014. Comparison of heavy metal content ...
Ecol. Eng.

More information is available here:

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Scheduled public department events, new ChemProp versions and new publications will be announced via news feeds.


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