Dr. Andrii Butkovskyi

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Dr. Andrii Butkovskyi


My research is focused on the application of constructed wetlands and other near-natural water treatment technologies for removal of organic pollutants, especially pharmaceuticals, pesticides, industrial and household chemicals. I am particularly interested in the interactions of microbial community with wetland medium and plants, which allow to enhance microbial degradation of organic pollutants in near-natural water treatment systems. I am involved in the following projects:

AWARE - Assessing the fate of pesticides and Waterborne contaminants in Agricultural crops and their environmental Risks (Water JPI Project);

ELECTRA - Electricity driven Low Energy and Chemical input Technology foR Accelerated bioremediation (EU-China research initiative);

PhD college FATE - Fate and effects of antibiotics from sources to sinks.

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2017

Postdoc researcher, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department of Environmental Biotechnology

2015 - 2017

Postdoc researcher, Wageningen University, Department of Environmental Technology. Research topic: Shale gas and water: environmental risks and possible technological solutions – Joint Research Program of Dutch water utilities and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) Earth and Life Sciences (ALW)

2010 - 2015

PhD degree in Environmental Technology. Wageningen University/Wetsus, the Netherlands. Degree project: Removal of micropollutants in source separated sanitation.


MSc degree in Biotechnology, Lund University, Sweden


Butkovskyi, A., Cirkel, G., Bozileva, E., Bruning, H., Van Wezel, A.P., Rijnaarts, H.H.M. (2019) Estimation of the water cycle related to shale gas production under high data uncertainties: Dutch perspective. Journal of Environmental Management, 231, 483-493. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.10.066

Butkovskyi, A., Faber, A.-H., Wang, Y., Grolle, K., Hofman-Caris, R., Bruning, H., Van Wezel, A.P., Rijnaarts, H.H.M. (2018)     Removal of organic compounds from shale gas flowback water. Water Research, 138, 47-55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2018.03.041

Butkovskyi, A., Sevenou, L., Meulepas, R.J.W., Hernandez Leal, L., Zeeman, G., Rijnaarts, H.H.M. (2018). Micropollutant Removal from Black Water and Grey Water Sludge in a UASB-GAC Reactor. Water Science and Technology, 77 (4), 1137-1148. https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2017.640

Butkovskyi A., Bruning, H., Kools, S.A.E, Rijnaarts H.H.M. & van Wezel A.P. (2017). Organic pollutants in shale gas flowback and produced waters: identification, potential ecological impact and implications for treatment strategies. Environmental Science and Technology, 51 (9), 4740-4754. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.6b05640

Butkovskyi, A., Hernandez Leal, L., Zeeman, G., Rijnaarts, H.H.M. (2017). Micropollutants in source separated wastewater streams and recovered resources of source separated sanitation. Environmental Research, 156, 434-442. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2017.03.044

Butkovskyi A., Rijnaarts H.H.M., Zeeman G. & Hernandez Leal, L. (2016). Fate of Personal Care and Household Products in Source Separated Sanitation. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 320, 427-434. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2016.08.059

Butkovskyi, A., Ni, G., Hernandez Leal, L., Rijnaarts, H. H. M., & Zeeman, G. (2016). Mitigation of micropollutants for black water application in agriculture via composting of anaerobic sludge. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 303, 41-47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.10.016

de Wilt, A., Butkovskyi, A., Tuantet, K., Leal, L. H., Fernandes, T. V., Langenhoff, A., & Zeeman, G. (2016). Micropollutant removal in an algal treatment system fed with source separated wastewater streams. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 304, 84-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.10.033

Butkovskyi, A., Hernandez Leal, L., Rijnaarts, H. H. M., & Zeeman, G. (2015). Fate of pharmaceuticals in full-scale source separated sanitation system. Water Research, 85, 384-392. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2015.08.045

Butkovskyi A., Jeremiasse A.W., Hernandez Leal L., van der Zande T., Rijnaarts H.H.M. & Zeeman G. (2014). Electrochemical Conversion of Micropollutants in Gray Water. Environmental Science and Technology, 48, 1893-1901. https://doi.org/10.1021/es404411p