Working group Aquifer Biogeochemistry
General UFZ research
Within the current Helmholtz Programme „Terrestrial Environment“, we contribute to the following Integrated Projects (IPs):
Syntrophic benzene degradation
Since 2006, we investigate the anaerobic degradation of benzene at the UFZ field site Zeitz, in cooperation with Holger Weiß
2-Dimensional Isotope Fractionation
A major long-term goal of the research regarding hydrocarbon biodegradation is to set up a database for carbon and hydrogen stable isotope fractionation factors, which might be used to classify distinct hydrocarbon activating biochemical reactions and hence track those reactions in the environment.
Third Party Funding
Mikrodüngung (funded by Landesanstalt für Altlastenfreistellung, LAF)
Duration: until end of 2019
Stimulation of hydrocarbon degradation in the vadose zone by addition of macro- and micronutrients. Joint projects with the Department of Environmental Informatics (Holger Weiß, Ralf Trabitzsch).
ANGUS II (funded by BMWi)
TestUM-Aquifer (funded by BMBF)
H2-UGS (funded by BMBF)