Research for the Environment

Dr. Peter Kuschk

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

Phone: ++49 341 235-1765
Fax: ++49 341 235-1471

peter.kuschk@ufz.de

Curiculum vitae

2008-2009

guest lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Mittweida for "Processing of drinking water and wastewater treatment"

2001-2004

guest lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Anhalt, in Köthen, for "Phytoremediation"

since 1998

head of the group Ecological Water Treatment Technologies (EWaTT) – Constructed Wetlands

since 1992

Researcher at the Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle

1991

PhD thesis, methanogenic fermentation of a wastewater from the coal pyrolysis, University Oldenburg

1991

PhD thesis, methanogenic fermentation of a wastewater from the coal pyrolysis, University Oldenburg

1982 - 1991

scientific co-worker in the Institute for Biotechnology in Leipzig; task: anaerobic digestion of industrial wastewaters

1977 - 1982

studied biochemistry at the University of Halle (Germany)

Research areas:

Low tech nature-near methods for wastewater treatment (see also web page: www.phyto.ufz.de)

  1. Microbial anaerobic processes and metal removal/fixation in artificial pond/wetland systems
  2. Fate of pharmaceutical residues in municipal wastewater in planted soil filter and pond systems (constructed wetlands)
  3. Cycles of nitrogen, sulphur and carbon in the technical ecosystem ”constructed wetland“ for wastewater treatment
  4. Oxygen-input into the rhizosphere by helophytes
  5. Hygienization of domestic sewage in ponds and constructed wetlands

Participation at international projects (selection):

  • EU-INCO-Project, Peri-urban mangroves forests as filters and potential phytoremediators of domestic sewage in East Africa – PUMPSEA ; grant INCO-CT2004-510863, PUMPSEA), 02/2005-01/2008
  • Cooperation project Germany-Mexico „Passive treatment of tannery effluents“; MEX03/Z05; 2004-2006, funded by BMBF; Partner: BioPlanta GmbH, UFZ-Leipzig, Centro de Investigación y Asesoría Tecnológia en Cuero y Calzado, Leon, Mexico
  • Cooperation project Germany-Mexico MEX00/004 „Novel insights in the use of aquatic plants for heavy metal removal“ (2000-2003 , funded by BMBF; partners: BioPlanta GmbH in Leipzig, CIATEC in Leon and Institute of Ecology in Xalapa)
  • NATO-Collaborative Linkage Grant 978918 (2001-2004; „Heavy Metal Removal by Bioreactors and constructed wetlands“; Partners: IBPM in Pushchino, Russia and University Wageningen, The Netherlands)
  • Cooperation project Germany-Mexico, „Reducing pathogenic germs in municipal sewage using constructed wetlands“, 2000-2003, funded by BMBF; Partner: UFZ-Leipzig, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Mexico, Umweltschutz Nord GmbH & Co

Publikationen / Publications

  • Anh, B.T.K., Kim, D.D., Kuschk, P., Tua, T.V., Hue, N.T., Minh, N.N., (2013):
    Effect of soil pH on As hyperaccumulation capacity in fern species, Pityrogramma calomelanos
    J. Environ. Biol. 34 (2), 237 - 242
    full text (pdf)
  • Baeder-Bederski, O., Dürr, M., Borneff-Lipp, M., Kuschk, P., Netter, R., Daeschlein, G., Mosig, P., Müller, R.A., (2005):
    Retention of Escherichia coli in municipal sewage by means of planted soil filters in two-stage pilot plant systems
    Water Sci. Technol. 51 (9), 205 - 212
    full text (url)
  • Baeder-Bederski, O., Dürr, M., Borneff-Lipp, M., Netter, R., Kuschk, P., Mosig, P., Daeschlein, G., Müller, R.A., (2004):
    Reduction of microorganisms in municipal sewage by means of planted and unplanted soil filters
    9th International Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control, Avignon/France, 26.-30.9.2004
    p. 435 - 441
  • Baeder-Bederski, O., Kuschk, P., Mosig, P., Müller, R.A., Borneff-Lipp, M., Dürr, M., (2004):
    Reducing faecal germs in municipal sewage using planted soil filters. Initial results of a pilot plant system
    International Conference on Urban Horticulture Waedenswil, Switzerland
    Acta Hort. 643
    International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), The Hague, p. 257 - 263
  • Baeder-Bederski, O., Kuschk, P., Stottmeister, U., (1999):
    Phytovolatilization of organic contaminants
    In: Heiden, S., Erb, R., Warrelmann, J., Dierstein, R., (eds.)
    Biotechnologie im Umweltschutz
    Initiativen zum Umweltschutz 12
    Erich Schmidt, Berlin, p. 175 - 183
  • Becker, P.M., Wand, H., Weißbrodt, E., Kuschk, P., Stottmeister, U., (1997):
    Distribution of contaminants and the self-purifying potential for aromatic compounds in a carbonization wastewater deposit
    Chemosphere 34 (4), 731 - 748
    full text (url)
  • Braeckevelt, M., Kästner, M., Kuschk, P., (2011):
    Removal of monochlorobenzene and perchloroethene in wetland rhizosphere model systems
    Eng. Life Sci. 11 (3), 298 - 308
    full text (url)
  • Braeckevelt, M., Mirschel, G., Wießner, A., Rückert, M., Reiche, N., Vogt, C., Schultz, A., Paschke, H., Kuschk, P., Kästner, M., (2008):
    Treatment of chlorobenzene-contaminated groundwater in a pilot-scale constructed wetland
    Ecol. Eng. 33 (1), 45 - 53
    full text (url)
  • Braeckevelt, M., Reiche, N., Trapp, S., Wiessner, A., Paschke, H., Kuschk, P., Kästner, M., (2011):
    Chlorobenzene removal efficiencies and removal processes in a pilot-scale constructed wetland treating contaminated groundwater
    Ecol. Eng. 37 (6), 903 - 913
    full text (url)
  • Braeckevelt, M., Rokadia, H., Imfeld, G., Stelzer, N., Paschke, H., Kuschk, P., Kästner, M., Richnow, H.H., Weber, S., (2007):
    Assessment of in situ biodegradation of monochlorobenzene in contaminated groundwater treated in a constructed wetland
    Environ. Pollut. 148 (2), 428 - 437
    full text (url)
  • Braeckevelt, M., Rokadia, H., Mirschel, G., Weber, S., Imfeld, G., Stelzer, N., Kuschk, P., Kästner, M., Richnow, H.H., (2007):
    Biodegradation of chlorobenzene in a constructed wetland treating contaminated groundwater
    Water Sci. Technol. 56 (3), 57 - 62
    full text (url)
  • Braeckevelt, M., Seeger, E.M., Paschke, H., Kuschk, P., Kästner, M., (2011):
    Adaptation of a constructed wetland to simultaneous treatment of monochlorobenzene and perchloroethene
    Int. J. Phytoremediat. 13 (10), 998 - 1013
    full text (url)
  • Braun, P., Moeder, M., Schrader, S., Popp, P., Kuschk, P., Engewald, W., (2003):
    Trace analysis of technical nonylphenol, bisphenol A and 17a-ethinylestradiol in wastewater using solid-phase microextraction and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry
    J. Chromatogr. A 988 (1), 41 - 51
    full text (url)
  • Buddhawong, S., Kuschk, P., Mattusch, J., Wießner, A., Stottmeister, U., (2005):
    Removal of arsenic and zinc using different laboratory model wetland systems
    Eng. Life Sci. 5 (3), 247 - 252
    full text (url)
  • Carranza-Diaz, O., Schultze-Nobre, L., Moeder, M., Nivala, J., Kuschk, P., Koeser, H., (2014):
    Removal of selected organic micropollutants in planted and unplanted pilot-scale horizontal flow constructed wetlands under conditions of high organic load
    Ecol. Eng. 71 , 234 - 245
    full text (url)
  • Chen, Z., Kuschk, P., Paschke, H., Kästner, M., Müller, J.A., Köser, H., (2014):
    Treatment of a sulfate-rich groundwater contaminated with perchloroethene in a hydroponic plant root mat filter and a horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetland at pilot-scale
    Chemosphere 117 , 178 - 184
    full text (url)
  • Chen, Z., Kuschk, P., Reiche, N., Borsdorf, H., Kästner, M., Köser, H., (2012):
    Comparative evaluation of pilot scale horizontal subsurface-flow constructed wetlands and plant root mats for treating groundwater contaminated with benzene and MTBE
    J. Hazard. Mater. 209-210 , 510 - 515
    full text (url)
  • Chen, Z., Wu, S., Braeckevelt, M., Paschke, H., Kästner, M., Köser, H., Kuschk, P., (2012):
    Effect of vegetation in pilot-scale horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetlands treating sulphate rich groundwater contaminated with a low and high chlorinated hydrocarbon
    Chemosphere 89 (6), 724 - 731
    full text (url)
  • Daus, B., Kuschk, P., Mattusch, J., Seidel, H., Wennrich, R., Voigt, K., (2003):
    Alternative Sanierungsstrategien für Arsen-Altlasten
    WLB Wasser, Luft und Boden 47 (3 / Supplement TerraTech), 17 - 19
  • Eismann, F., Glindemann, D., Bergmann, A., Kuschk, P., (1997):
    Soils as source and sink of phosphine
    Chemosphere 35 (3), 523 - 533
    full text (url)
  • Eismann, F., Glindemann, D., Bergmann, A., Kuschk, P., (1997):
    Effect of free phosphine on anaerobic digestion
    Water Res. 31 (11), 2771 - 2774
    full text (url)
  • Eismann, F., Glindemann, D., Bergmann, A., Kuschk, P., (1997):
    Balancing phosphine in manure fermentation
    J. Environ. Sci. Health Part B-Pestic. Contam. Agric. Wastes 32 (6), 955 - 968
    full text (url)
  • Eismann, F., Kuschk, P., Stottmeister, U., (1997):
    Microbial phenol degradation of organic compounds in natural systems: Temperature-inhibition relationships
    Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 4 (4), 203 - 207
    full text (url)
  • Glindemann, D., Dietrich, A., Stärk, H.-J., Kuschk, P., (2006):
    The two odors of iron when touched or pickled: (skin) carbonyl compounds and organophosphines
    Angew. Chem.-Int. Edit. 45 (42), 7006 - 7009
    full text (url)
  • Glindemann, D., Edwards, M., Kuschk, P., (2003):
    Phosphine gas in the upper troposphere
    Atmos. Environ. 37 (18), 2429 - 2433
    full text (url)
  • Glindemann, D., Edwards, M., Liu, J., Kuschk, P., (2005):
    Phosphine in soils, sludges, biogases and atmospheric implications - a review
    Ecol. Eng. 24 (5), 457 - 463
    full text (url)
  • Glindemann, D., Eismann, F., Bergmann, A., Kuschk, P., Stottmeister, U., (1998):
    Phosphine by bio-corrosion of phosphide-rich iron
    Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 5 (2), 71 - 74
    full text (url)
  • Gonzalias, A.E., Kuschk, P., Wießner, A., Jank, M., Kästner, M., Köser, H., (2007):
    Treatment of an artificial sulphide containing wastewater in subsurface horizontal flow laboratory-scale constructed wetlands
    Ecol. Eng. 31 (4), 259 - 268
    full text (url)
  • Gruber, H., Wießner, A., Kuschk, P., Kästner, M., Appenroth, K.-J., (2008):
    Physiological responses of Juncus effusus (rush) to chromium and relevance for wastewater treatment in constructed wetlands
    Int. J. Phytoremediat. 10 (2), 79 - 90
    full text (url)
  • Hübner, T.M., Tischer, S., Tanneberg, H., Kuschk, P., (2000):
    Influence of phenol and phenanthrene on the growth of Phalaris arundinacea and Phragmites australis
    Int. J. Phytoremediat. 2 (4), 331 - 342
    full text (url)
  • Imfeld, G., Braeckevelt, M., Kuschk, P., Richnow, H.H., (2009):
    Monitoring and assessing processes of organic chemicals removal in constructed wetlands
    Chemosphere 74 (3), 349 - 362
    full text (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
    full text (url)
  • Kappelmeyer, U., Kuschk, P., Stottmeister, U., (1999):
    Nitrogen transformations in a constructed wetland
    10th Nitrogen Workshop, Copenhagen, Denmark, 23.-26.8.1999
  • 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., 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., (2002):
    Operation of a universal test unit for planted soil filters – Planted Fixed Bed Reactor
    Eng. Life Sci. 2 (10), 311 - 315
    full text (url)
  • 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
    full text (url)
  • Kaschl, A., Schultz, A., Vogt, C., Dorusch, F., Popp, P., Borsdorf, H., Küster, E., Kuschk, P., Kästner, M., Weiß, H., (2005):
    A meso-scale constructed wetland for the remediation of chlorobenzene contaminated groundwater
    In: Thomson, N.R., (ed.)
    Bringing groundwater quality research to the watershed scale (GQ2004 International conference of groundwater quality: bringing groundwater quality research to the watershed scale, Waterloo, Canada, 19.-22.7.2004)
    IAHS Publ. 297
    IAHS Press, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, p. 404 - 411
  • Kosolapow, D.B., Kuschk, P., Vainshtein, M., Vatsourina, A., Wießner, A., Kästner, M., Müller, R.A., (2004):
    Microbial processes of heavy metal removal from carbon-deficient effluents in constructed wetlands
    Eng. Life Sci. 4 (5), 403 - 411
    full text (url)
  • Kuschk, P., Braun, P., Möder, M., Wießner, A., Müller, J., Kästner, M., Müller, R.A., (2003):
    Elimination von Nonylphenolen und Bisphenol A in Teich- und Pflanzenkläranlagen
    GWF Wasser, Abwasser 144 (4), 297 - 301
  • Kuschk, P., Stottmeister, U., Liu, Y.J., Wiessner, A., Kästner, M., Müller, R.A., (2010):
    Batch methanogenic fermentation experiments of wastewater from a brown coal low-temperature coke plant
    J. Environ. Sci. 22 (2), 192 - 197
    full text (url)
  • Kuschk, P., Wießner, A., (2003):
    Abwasserbehandlung in Pflanzenkläranlagen
    Biotechnologie zur Umweltentlastung
    Teubner-Reihe Umwelt
    Teubner, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Wiesbaden, S. 182 - 192
  • Kuschk, P., Wießner, A., Buddhawong, S., Stottmeister, U., Kästner, M., (2006):
    Effectiveness of differently designed small-scale constructed wetlands to decrease the acidity of acid mine drainage under field conditions
    Eng. Life Sci. 6 (4), 394 - 398
    full text (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
    full text (url)
  • Kuschk, P., Wießner, A., Kästner, M., Müller, R.A., Münch, C., Paredes, D., (2008):
    Pflanzenkläranlagen - Zukunftspotenzial und Forschungsbedarf
    Chem. Ing. Tech. 80 (12), 1785 - 1793
    full text (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
  • Kuschk, P., Wießner, A., Martius, G., Weißbrodt, E., Stottmeister, U., (1994):
    Untersuchungen zur Sanierung wäßriger Altlasten der Braunkohlepyrolyseindustrie
    Energieanwendung, Energie- und Umwelttechnik 43 (8), 309 - 312
  • Kuschk, P., Wießner, A., Stottmeister, U., (1999):
    Biological processes in wetland systems for wastewater treatment
    In: Winter, J., (ed.)
    Biotechnology Vol. 11a. Environmental processes I. Wastewater treatment
    Wiley-VCH, New York, Heidelberg, Berlin, p. 241 - 251
  • Kuschk, P., Wießner, A., Weißbrodt, E., Stottmeister, U., (2001):
    Annual cycle of nitrogen removal in a pilot-scale horizontal flow constructed wetland
    ISEB-Meeting 2001, "Phytoremediation", Topic 3: Wastewater treatment, Leipzig, 15.-17.5.2001
    p. 89
  • 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
    full text (url)
  • Langenbach, K., Kuschk, P., Horn, H., Kästner, M., (2009):
    Slow sand filtration of secondary clarifier effluent for wastewater reuse
    Environ. Sci. Technol. 43 (15), 5896 - 5901
    full text (url)
  • Langenbach, K., Kuschk, P., Horn, H., Kästner, M., (2010):
    Modeling of slow sand filtration for disinfection of secondary clarifier effluent
    Water Res. 44 (1), 159 - 166
    full text (url)
  • Lazik, D., Morgeneyer, B., Geistlinger, H., Betzl, N., Kuschk, P., Münch, C., (2001):
    Lysimetermessplatz zur Simulation des Stickstoffabbaus in Vertikalpflanzenfiltern
    9. Lysimetertagung "Gebietsbilanzen bei unterschiedlicher Landnutzung", Gumpenstein, 24.-25.4.2001
    Bundesanstalt für Alpenländische Landwirtschaft, Gumpenstein, S. 195 - 197
  • Liu, J.A., Yahui, C.H.Z., Kuschk, P., Eismann, F., Glindemann, D., (1999):
    Phosphine in the urban air of Beijing and its possible sources
    Water Air Soil Pollut. 116 (3-4), 597 - 604
    full text (url)
  • Liu, Y.J., Kuschk, P., Zhang, A.N., Wang, X.C., (2009):
    Characterisation of phenol degradation by Acinetobacter sp. XA05 and Sphingomonas sp. FG03
    Chem. Ecol. 25 (2), 107 - 117
    full text (url)
  • Liu, Y.J., Liu, Z., Wang, F., Chen, Y.P., Kuschk, P., Wang, X.C., (2014):
    Regulation of aerobic granular sludge reformulation after granular sludge broken: Effect of poly aluminum chloride (PAC)
    Bioresour. Technol. 158 , 201 - 208
    full text (url)
  • Macherius, A., Härtig, C., Kuschk, P., Shtemenko, N., Moeder, M., (2009):
    Analytical methods to characterize the composition of surface lipids of helophytes exposed to contaminated water
    In: Dishovsky, D., Pivovarovi, A., (eds.)
    Counteraction to chemical and biological terrorism in East European countries
    NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology
    Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, p. 95 - 100
    full text (url)
  • Macherius, A., Kuschk, P., Härtig, C., Moeder, M., Shtemenko, N.I., Bayona, A.H., Heredia Guerrero, J.A., Gey, M., (2011):
    Composition changes in the cuticular surface lipids of the helophytes Phragmites australis and Juncus effusus as result of pollutant exposure
    Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 18 (5), 727 - 733
    full text (url)
  • Moormann, H., Kuschk, P., Stottmeister, U., (2002):
    The effect of rhizodeposition from helophytes on bacterial degradation of phenolic compounds
    Acta Biotechnol. 22 (1-2), 107 - 112
    full text (url)
  • Moormann, H., Kuschk, P., Stottmeister, U., (2001):
    The effect of rhizodeposition by helophytes on the bacterial degradation of organic pollutants
    ISEB-Meeting 2001, "Phytoremediation", Topic 3: Wastewater treatment, Leipzig, 15.-17.5.2001
    p. 98 - 99
  • Müller, R.A., Baeder-Bederski, O., Kuschk, P., (2001):
    Experimental station for applied and fundamental research into the hygienization of domestic sewage
    ISEB-Meeting 2001, "Phytoremediation", Topic 3: Wastewater treatment, Leipzig, 15.-17.5.2001
    p. 100
  • Müller, R.A., Kuschk, P., Baeder-Bederski, O., (2002):
    Mexikanisch-deutscher Projektverbund zur Entwicklung und Optimierung von Pflanzenkläranlagen zur Keimzahlreduktion in kommunalen Abwässern
    GAIA 11 (1), 74 - 76
  • Münch, C., Kuschk, P., Röske, I., (2005):
    Root stimulated nitrogen removal: only a local effect or important for water treatment?
    Water Sci. Technol. 51 (9), 185 - 192
    full text (url)
  • Münch, C., Kuschk, P., Röske, I., (2001):
    The importance of root stimulated nitrogen removal for wastewater treatment in constructed wetlands
    ISEB-Meeting 2001, "Phytoremediation", Topic 3: Wastewater treatment, Leipzig, 15.-17.5.2001
    p. 101
  • Münch, C., Neu, T.R., Kuschk, P., Röske, I., (2007):
    The root surface as the definitive detail for microbial transformation processes in constructed wetlands - a biofilm characteristic
    Water Sci. Technol. 56 (3), 271 - 276
    full text (url)
  • Muratova, A., Hübner, T., Narula, N., Wand, H., Turkovskaya, O., Kuschk, P., Jahn, R., Merbach, W., (2003):
    Rhizosphere microflora of plants used for the phytoremediation of bitumen-contaminated soil
    Microbiol. Res. 158 (2), 151 - 161
    full text (url)
  • Muratova, A., Hübner, T., Tischer, S., Turkovskaya, O., Möder, M., Kuschk, P., (2003):
    Plant - Rhizosphere-microflora association during phytoremediation of PAH-contaminated soil
    Int. J. Phytoremediat. 5 (2), 137 - 151
    full text (url)
  • Muratova, A., Turkovskaya, O., Hübner, T., Kuschk, P., (2003):
    Studies of the efficacy of alfalfa and reed in the phytoremediation of hydrocarbon-polluted soil
    Appl. Biochem. Microbiol. 39 (6), 681 - 688
    full text (url)
  • Ouelhadj, A., Kuschk, P., Humbeck, K., (2006):
    Heavy metal stress and leaf senescence induce the barley gene HvC2d1 encoding a calcium-dependent novel C2 domain-like protein
    New Phytol. 170 (2), 261 - 273
    full text (url)
  • Paredes, D., Kuschk, P., Köser, H., (2007):
    Influence of plants and organic matter on the nitrogen removal in laboratory-scale model subsurface flow constructed wetlands inoculated with anaerobic ammonium oxidizing bacteria
    Eng. Life Sci. 7 (6), 565 - 576
    full text (url)
  • Paredes, D., Kuschk, P., Mbwette, T.S.A., Stange, F., Müller, R.A., Köser, H., (2007):
    New aspects of microbial nitrogen transformations in the context of wastewater treatment - a review
    Eng. Life Sci. 7 (1), 13 - 25
    full text (url)
  • Paredes, D., Kuschk, P., Stange, C.F., Müller, R.A., Köser, H., (2007):
    Model experiments on improving nitrogen removal in laboratory scale subsurface constructed wetlands by enhancing the anaerobic ammonia oxidation
    Water Sci. Technol. 56 (3), 145 - 150
    full text (url)
  • Paredes, D., Velez, M.E., Kuschk, P., Müller, R.A., (2007):
    Effects of type of flow, plants and addition of organic carbon in the removal of zinc and chromium in small-scale model wetlands
    Water Sci. Technol. 56 (3), 199 - 205
    full text (url)
  • Rahman, K.Z., Wießner, A., Kuschk, P., Mattusch, J., Kästner, M., Müller, R.A., (2008):
    Dynamics of arsenic species in laboratory-scale horizontal subsurface-flow constructed wetlands treating an artificial wastewater
    Eng. Life Sci. 8 (6), 603 - 611
    full text (url)
  • Rahman, K.Z., Wießner, A., Kuschk, P., Mattusch, J., Offelder, A., Kästner, M., Müller, R.A., (2008):
    Redox dynamics of arsenic species in the root-near environment of Juncus effusus investigated in a macro-gradient-free rooted gravel bed reactor
    Eng. Life Sci. 8 (6), 612 - 621
    full text (url)
  • Rahman, K.Z., Wiessner, A., Kuschk, P., van Afferden, M., Mattusch, J., Müller, R.A., (2011):
    Fate and distribution of arsenic in laboratory-scale subsurface horizontal-flow constructed wetlands treating an artificial wastewater
    Ecol. Eng. 37 (8), 1214 - 1224
    full text (url)
  • Rahman, K.Z., Wiessner, A., Kuschk, P., van Afferden, M., Mattusch, J., Müller, R.A., (2014):
    Removal and fate of arsenic in the rhizosphere of Juncus effusus treating artificial wastewater in laboratory-scale constructed wetlands
    Ecol. Eng. 69 , 93 - 105
    full text (url)
  • Safonova, E., Kvitko, K., Kuschk, P., Möder, M., Reisser, W., (2005):
    Biodegradation of phenanthrene by the green alga Scenedesmus obliquus ES-55
    Eng. Life Sci. 5 (3), 234 - 239
    full text (url)
  • Seeger, E.M., Kuschk, P., Fazekas, H., Grathwohl, P., Kästner, M., (2011):
    Bioremediation of benzene-, MTBE- and ammonia-contaminated groundwater with pilot-scale constructed wetlands
    Environ. Pollut. 159 (12), 3769 - 3776
    full text (url)
  • Seeger, E.M., Maier, U., Grathwohl, P., Kuschk, P., Kaestner, M., (2013):
    Performance evaluation of different horizontal subsurface flow wetland types by characterization of flow behavior, mass removal and depth-dependent contaminant load
    Water Res. 47 (2), 769 - 780
    full text (url)
  • Seeger, E.M., Reiche, N., Kuschk, P., Borsdorf, H., Kaestner, M., (2011):
    Performance evaluation using a three compartment mass balance for the removal of volatile organic compounds in pilot scale constructed wetlands
    Environ. Sci. Technol. 45 (19), 8467 - 8474
    full text (url)
  • Seyring, N., Hansjürgens, B., Kuschk, P., (2001):
    Economical potentials of constructed wetlands
    ISEB-Meeting 2001, "Phytoremediation", Topic 3: Wastewater treatment, Leipzig, 15.-17.5.2001
    p. 119
  • Shtemenko, N., Kuschk, P., Möder, M., Geyer, R., Härtig, C., Voevoda, M., Shepelenko, V., Alexeevskaya, I., (2009):
    Influence of contaminant stress on the surface lipids composition of some helophytes
    In: Dishovsky, C., Pivovarovi, A., (eds.)
    Counteraction to chemical and biological terrorism in East European countries
    NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology
    Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, p. 101 - 108
    full text (url)
  • Soltmann, U., Wand, H., Müller, A., Kuschk, P., Stottmeister, U., (2002):
    Exposure to xenobiotics deeply affects the bacteriocenosis in the rhizosphere of helophytes
    Acta Biotechnol. 22 (1-2), 161 - 166
    full text (url)
  • Stottmeister, U., Buddhawong, S., Kuschk, P., Wießner, A., Mattusch, J., (2006):
    Constructed wetlands and their performance for treatment of water contaminated with arsenic and heavy metals
    In: Twardowska, I., Allen, H.E., Häggblom, M.M., (eds.)
    Soil and water pollution monitoring, protection and remediation
    NATO Science Series IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences 69
    Springer, Dordrecht, p. 417 - 432
  • Stottmeister, U., Kuschk, P., Seidel, H., (2003):
    Phytoremediation von schwermetall-belasteten Böden
    Biotechnologie zur Umweltentlastung
    Teubner-Reihe Umwelt
    Teubner, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Wiesbaden, S. 193 - 207
  • Stottmeister, U., Kuschk, P., Weißbrodt, E., Becker, P.M., Martius, G., Wießner, A., (1997):
    Ökotechnische Sanierungsstrategien für carbonchemische Altlasten
    Beiträge zur Wirtschaftsregion Leipzig-Halle: Regionale Festschrift zum Deutschen Ingenieurtag 1997 in Leipzig
    VDI Bezirksverein, Leipzig, S. 125 - 128
  • Stottmeister, U., Kuschk, P., Weißbrodt, E., Martius, G., Wießner, A., Becker, P.M., Kopinke, F.-D., Pörschmann, J., Eismann, F., (1997):
    Altlasten aus der Carbochemie im mitteldeutschen Raum: Dimensionen, Besonderheiten und Sanierungsstrategien
    In: Bayer, E., Ballschmiter, K., Behret, H., Frimmel, F., Merz, W., Obst, U., (Hrsg.)
    Umwelt und Chemie. Umwelttagung 1996
    GDCh-Monographien 8
    Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh), Frankfurt/Main, S. 185 - 199
  • Stottmeister, U., Kuschk, P., Wießner, A., Weißbrodt, E., Martius, G., Becker, P.M., Eismann, F., Kotte, H., (1997):
    Altlastenprobleme der Carbochemie in Nordwestsachsen: Entstehung, Ausmaß und erste Sanierungskonzepte
    In: Knorr, C., von Schell, T., (Hrsg.)
    Mikrobieller Schadstoffabbau: ein interdisziplinärer Ansatz
    Vieweg, Wiesbaden, S. 357 - 375
  • Stottmeister, U., Kuschk, P., Wiessner, A., (2010):
    Full-scale bioremediation and long-term monitoring of a phenolic wastewater disposal lake
    Pure Appl. Chem. 82 (1), 161 - 173
    full text (url)
  • Stottmeister, U., Seidel, H., Kuschk, P., (1999):
    Mikrobielles Leaching und Remediation anorganisch kontaminierter Böden
    In: Heiden, S., (Hrsg.)
    Innovative Techniken der Bodensanierung : ein Beitrag zur Nachhaltigkeit
    Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, Berlin, S. 58 - 75
  • Stottmeister, U., Weißbrodt, E., Kuschk, P., (2001):
    Remediation of Industriell deposits in former opencast mines
    Reclamation and Remidiation of Post-Mining Landscapes; Teplice; International conference; May 2001
  • Stottmeister, U., Weißbrodt, E., Kuschk, P., Wießner, A., (2008):
    Strategy development, full-scale bioremediation and long-term monitoring of a phenolic wastewater deposit lake from the carbochemical industry
    J. Biotechnol. 136 (Suppl. 1), S602 - S603
    full text (url)
  • Stottmeister, U., Wießner, A., Kuschk, P., (1998):
    Experimental determination of oxygen input into the rhizosphere by helophytes
    International Workshop Innovative Potentail of Advanced Biological Systems for Remediation, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, March 2-4, 1998
    p. 93 - 96
  • 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
    full text (url)
  • Vacca, G., Wand, H., Nikolausz, M., Kuschk, P., Kästner, M., (2005):
    Effect of plants and filter materials on bacteria removal in pilot-scale constructed wetlands
    Water Res. 39 (7), 1361 - 1373
    full text (url)
  • Vainshtein, M., Kuschk, P., Mattusch, J., Vatsourina, A., Wießner, A., (2003):
    Model experiments on the microbial removal of chromium from contaminated groundwater
    Water Res. 37 (6), 1401 - 1405
    full text (url)
  • Vatsourina, A., Vainshtein, M., Kuschk, P., Wießner, A., Kosolapov, D., Kästner, M., (2005):
    Anaerobic co-reduction of chromate and nitrate by bacterial cultures of Staphylococcus epidermidis L-02
    J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 32 (9), 409 - 414
    full text (url)
  • Veinshtein, M.B., Kuschk, P., Mattusch, J., Vatsurina, A.V., (2000):
    Remediation of waters polluted with chromium (VI)
    In: Ostroumov, S.A., (ed.)
    Aquatic ecosystems and organisms
    MAX Press, Moskau, p. 29
  • Wand, H., Kuschk, P., Soltmann, U., Müller, A., Stottmeister, U., (2001):
    Enhanced degradation of xenobiotics in the rhizospere of helophytes
    ISEB-Meeting 2001, "Phytoremediation", Topic 3: Wastewater treatment, Leipzig, 15.-17.5.2001
    p. 140
  • Wand, H., Kuschk, P., Soltmann, U., Stottmeister, U., (2002):
    Enhanced removal of xenobiotics by helophytes
    Acta Biotechnol. 22 (1-2), 175 - 181
    full text (url)
  • Wand, H., Soltmann, U., Kuschk, P., Müller, A., Stottmeister, U., (2000):
    Zum Abbau aromatischer Xenobiotika im Wurzelraum von Helophyten und zur Beeinflussung der Bakterienzönose in der Rhizosphäre durch Schadstoffexposition
    In: Merbach, W., Wittenmayer, L., Augustin, J., (Hrsg.)
    Rhizodeposition und Stoffverwertung. 10. Borkheider Seminar zur Ökophysiologie des Wurzelraumes
    B.G. Teubner, Stuttgart, Leipzig, S. 110 - 115
  • Wand, H., Vacca, G., Kuschk, P., Krüger, M., Kästner, M., (2007):
    Removal of bacteria by filtration in planted and non-planted sand columns
    Water Res. 41 (1), 159 - 167
    full text (url)
  • Wießner, A., Gonzalias, A.E., Kästner, M., Kuschk, P., (2008):
    Effects of sulphur cycle processes on ammonia removal in a laboratory-scale constructed wetland planted with Juncus effusus
    Ecol. Eng. 34 (2), 162 - 167
    full text (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
    full text (url)
  • Wießner, A., Kuschk, P., Buddhawong, S., Stottmeister, U., Mattusch, J., Kästner, M., (2006):
    Effectiveness of various small-scale constructed wetland designs for the removal of iron and zinc from acid mine drainage under field conditions
    Eng. Life Sci. 6 (6), 584 - 592
    full text (url)
  • Wießner, A., Kuschk, P., Jechorek, M., Seidel, H., Kästner, M., (2008):
    Sulphur transformation and deposition in the rhizosphere of Juncus effusus in a laboratory-scale constructed wetland
    Environ. Pollut. 155 (1), 125 - 131
    full text (url)
  • Wießner, A., Kuschk, P., Kappelmeyer, U., 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
  • Wießner, A., Kuschk, P., Kästner, M., Stottmeister, U., (2002):
    Abilities of helophyte species to release oxygen into rhizosphere with varying redox conditions in laboratory scale hydroponic systems
    Int. J. Phytoremediat. 4 (1), 1 - 15
    full text (url)
  • Wießner, A., Kuschk, P., Martius, G., Eismann, F., Zehnsdorf, A., Weißbrodt, E., Stottmeister, U., (1994):
    Abbaubarkeit von Schadstoffen im Braunkohlepyrolyse-Altwasser
    Wasser Abwasser Praxis 3 (4), 44 - 48
  • Wießner, A., Kuschk, P., Stottmeister, U., (2001):
    Investigations into oxygen release by the roots of helophyte plantlets in laboratory-scale hydroponic systems
    ISEB-Meeting 2001, "Phytoremediation", Topic 3: Wastewater treatment, Leipzig, 15.-17.5.2001
    p. 142
  • Wießner, A., Kuschk, P., Stottmeister, U., (2002):
    Oxygen release by roots of Typha latifolia and Juncus effusus in laboratory hydroponic systems
    Acta Biotechnol. 22 (1-2), 209 - 216
    full text (url)
  • Wießner, A., Kuschk, P., Stottmeister, U., Struckmann, D., Jank, M., (1999):
    Treating a lignite pyrolysis wastewater in a constructed subsurface flow wetland
    Water Res. 33 (5), 1296 - 1302
    full text (url)
  • Wießner, A., Kuschk, P., Weißbrodt, E., Stottmeister, U., Pörschmann, J., Kopinke, F.-D., (1993):
    Charakterisierung des Wassers und des Sedimentes einer Braunkohle-Schwelwasserdeponie
    Wasser Abwasser Praxis 2 (6), 375 - 379
  • Wießner, A., Remmler, M., Kuschk, P., Stottmeister, U., (1998):
    The treatment of a deposited lignite pyrolysis wastewater by adsorption using activated carbon and activated coke
    Colloid Surf. A-Physicochem. Eng. Asp. 139 (1), 91 - 97
    full text (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
    full text (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
    full text (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
    full text (url)
  • Wiessner, A., Rahman, K.Z., Kuschk, P., Kästner, M., Jechorek, M., (2010):
    Dynamics of sulphur compounds in horizontal sub-surface flow laboratory-scale constructed wetlands treating artificial sewage
    Water Res. 44 (20), 6175 - 6185
    full text (url)
  • Wild, P., Möder, M., Schrader, S., Kuschk, P., Engewald, W., (2001):
    Trace analysis of technical nonylphenol, bisphenol A and 17a-ethinylestradiol in Wastewater using SPME-GC/MS
    18. Agilent Forum Analytik, Wien, 23.-24.1.2001
  • Wu, S.B.A., Jeschke, C., Dong, R.J., Paschke, H., Kuschk, P., Knöller, K., (2011):
    Sulfur transformations in pilot-scale constructed wetland treating high sulfate-containing contaminated groundwater: a stable isotope assessment
    Water Res. 45 (20), 6688 - 6698
    full text (url)
  • Wu, S., Chen, Z., Braeckevelt, M., Seeger, E.M., Dong, R., Kästner, M., Paschke, H., Hahn, A., Kayser, G., Kuschk, P., (2012):
    Dynamics of Fe(II), sulphur and phosphate in pilot-scale constructed wetlands treating a sulphate-rich chlorinated hydrocarbon contaminated groundwater
    Water Res. 46 (6), 1923 - 1932
    full text (url)
  • Wu, S., Kuschk, P., Brix, H., Vymazal, J., Dong, R., (2014):
    Development of constructed wetlands in performance intensifications for wastewater treatment: A nitrogen and organic matter targeted review
    Water Res. 57 , 40 - 55
    full text (url)
  • Wu, S., Kuschk, P., Wiessner, A., Kästner, M., Pang, C., Dong, R., (2013):
    Response of removal rates to various organic carbon and ammonium loads in laboratory-scale constructed wetlands treating artificial wastewater
    Water Environ. Res. 85 (1), 44 - 53
    full text (url)
  • Wu, S., Kuschk, P., Wiessner, A., Müller, J.A., Saad, R.A.B., Dong, R., (2013):
    Sulphur transformations in constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment: a review
    Ecol. Eng. 52 , 278 - 289
    full text (url)
  • Wu, S., Lv, T., Li, C., Kuschk, P., Wiessner, A., Pang, C., Dong, R., (2012):
    Effect of nitrate on sulphur transformations depending on carbon load in laboratory-scale wetlands treating artificial sewage
    In: Iranpour, R., Zhao, J., Wang, A., Yang, F., Li, X., (eds.)
    Advances in Environmental Science and Engineering. Selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2012 International Conference on Energy and Environmental Protection (ICEEP 2012), June 23-24, 2012, Hohhot, China
    Advanced Materials Research 518-523
    Trans Tech Publications, Durnten-Zurich, p. 1902 - 1912
    full text (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
  • Wu, S., Wiessner, A., Dong, R., Pang, C., Kuschk, P., (2012):
    Performance of two laboratory-scale horizontal wetlands under varying influent loads treating artificial sewage
    Eng. Life Sci. 12 (2), 178 - 187
    full text (url)
  • Zehnsdorf, A., Kuschk, P., (1998):
    Pflanzen helfen bei der Reinigung von Wasser und Boden
    Biotechnologie für die Umwelt
    UFZ-Magazin Lebensräume 2
    UFZ Leipzig-Halle GmbH, Leipzig, S. 30 - 31
    full text (url)
  • Zhang, A.N., Liu, Z., Chen, Y.P., Kuschk, P., Liu, Y.J., (2014):
    Effects of EPS on membrane fouling in a hybrid membrane bioreactor for municipal wastewater treatment
    Membr. Water Treat. 5 (1), 1 - 14
    full text (url)
  • Zhu, G., Jetten, M.S.M., Kuschk, P., Ettwig, K., Yin, C., (2010):
    Potential roles of anaerobic ammonium and methane oxidation in the nitrogen cycle of wetland ecosystems
    Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 86 (4), 1043 - 1055
    full text (url)
  • Zolfaghari, R., Chen, Z., Shao, H.B., Kuschk, P., Kolditz, O., (2012):
    Multi-component reactive transport modeling of PCE degradation at the pilot scale constructed wetland Bitterfeld, Germany
    Proceedings of the XIX International Conference on Water Resources (CMWR 2012), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 17-22,2012, Urbana, Illinois, USA
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, p. 1 - 10
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