Dr. Uwe Kappelmeyer

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

Phone +49 341 235-1679
Fax +49 341 235-1471

Kappelmeyer in the phytotechnicum


  • Aylward, L., Bonner, R., Sheridan, C., Kappelmeyer, U., (2019):
    Hydraulic study of a non-steady horizontal sub-surface flow constructed wetland during start-up
    Sci. Total Environ. 646 , 880 - 892
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  • Bonner, R., Aylward, L., Kappelmeyer, U., Sheridan, C., (2018):
    Combining tracer studies and biomimetic design principles to investigate clogging in constructed wetlands
    Water SA 44 (4), 764 - 770
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  • Moodley, I., Sheridan, C.M., Kappelmeyer, U., Akcil, A., (2018):
    Environmentally sustainable acid mine drainage remediation: Research developments with a focus on waste/by-products
    Miner. Eng. 126 , 207 - 220
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  • Sheridan, C., Akcil, A., Kappelmeyer, U., Moodley, I., (2018):
    A review on the use of constructed wetlands for the treatment of acid mine drainage
    In: Stefanakis, A.I., (ed.)
    Constructed wetlands for industrial wastewater treatment
    Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, p. 249 - 262
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  • Wells, N.S., Kappelmeyer, U., Knöller, K., (2018):
    Anoxic nitrogen cycling in a hydrocarbon and ammonium contaminated aquifer
    Water Res. 142 , 373 - 382
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  • Aylward, L., Kappelmeyer, U., Bonner, R., Hecht, P., Sheridan, C., (2017):
    Investigation into the kinetics of constructed wetland degradation processes as a precursor to biomimetic design
    Water SA 43 (4), 655 - 665
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  • Bonner, R., Aylward, L., Harley, C., Kappelmeyer, U., Sheridan, C.M., (2017):
    Heat as a hydraulic tracer for horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetlands
    J. Water Process Eng. 16 , 183 - 192
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  • Bonner, R., Aylward, L., Kappelmeyer, U., Sheridan, C., (2017):
    A comparison of three different residence time distribution modelling methodologies for horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetlands
    Ecol. Eng. 99 , 99 - 113
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  • Meyer-Cifuentes, I., Fiedler, S., Müller, J.A., Kappelmeyer, U., Mäusezahl, I., Heipieper, H.J., (2017):
    Draft genome sequence of Magnetospirillum sp. strain 15-1, a denitrifying toluene degrader isolated from a planted fixed-bed reactor
    Genome Announc. 5 (32), e00764-17
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  • Lünsmann, V., Kappelmeyer, U., Benndorf, R., Martínez-Lavanchy, P.M., Taubert, A., Adrian, L., Duarte, M., Pieper, D.H., von Bergen, M., Müller, J.A., Heipieper, H.J., Jehmlich, N., (2016):
    In situ protein-SIP highlights Burkholderiaceae as key players degrading toluene by para ring hydroxylation in a constructed wetland model
    Environ. Microbiol. 18 (4), 1176 - 1186
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  • Lünsmann, V., Kappelmeyer, U., Taubert, A., Nijenhuis, I., von Bergen, M., Heipieper, H.J., Müller, J.A., Jehmlich, N., (2016):
    Aerobic toluene degraders in the rhizosphere of a constructed wetland model show diurnal polyhydroxyalkanoate metabolism
    Appl. Environ. Microb. 82 (14), 4126 - 4132
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  • Saad, R.A.B., Kuschk, P., Wiessner, A., Kappelmeyer, U., Müller, J.A., Köser, H., (2016):
    Role of plants in nitrogen and sulfur transformations in floating hydroponic root mats: A comparison of two helophytes
    J. Environ. Manage. 181 , 333 - 342
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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 15 (12), 2453 - 2465
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Kappelmeyer, U., (2003):
    Stickstoffelimination in Wurzelrauamanlagen
    In: Stottmeister, U., (Hrsg.)
    Biotechnologie zur Umweltentlastung
    Teubner-Reihe Umwelt
    Teubner, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Wiesbaden, S. 196 - 207
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Kappelmeyer, U., (2001):
    Untersuchungen zu Mechanismen der Stickstoffumsetzung in Wässern bei der Passage durch bewachsene Bodenfilter (Pflanzenkläranlagen)
    Dissertation, TU Dresden
    UFZ-Bericht 5/2001
    UFZ Leipzig-Halle GmbH, Leipzig, 146 S.
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  • 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 : the Sixth International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium, San Diego, California, June 4-7, 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
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  • 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