Staff

Christa McArdell

Dr. Christa McArdell

Senior scientist / group leader

Department Environmental Chemistry

About Me

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Input and fate of organic contaminants from different urban sources, including hospitals and industries, in the aquatic environment.

Wastewater treatment processes and strategies for the removal of organic micropollutants in conventional and advanced treatment with ozone and activated carbon; formation and fate of ozonation transformation products.

Development of analytical techniques for the determination of organic pollutants and (ozonation) transformation products with LC-(HR)MS/MS in sewage and ambient waters.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

See my research project page

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Projects

Formation and fate of transformation products in water treatment with ozone and biological post-treatment
Pilot scale advanced treatment of wastewater with granular activated carbon (GAC) and combined with ozonation (O3/GAC) at WWTP Glarnerland
Characterization of wastewater treatment with suspect und non-target screening for the evaluation of ozonation and activated carbon treatment

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Curriculum Vitae

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Publications

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Böhler, M. A.; Joss, A.; McArdell, C. S. (2022) GAK-Filter für die Spurenstoffentfernung. Erfahrungen und Betriebsergebnisse der Pilotstudien ARA Furt/Bülach und Glarnerland, Aqua & Gas, 102(1), 48-54, Institutional Repository
Kienle, C.; Werner, I.; Fischer, S.; Lüthi, C.; Schifferli, A.; Besselink, H.; Langer, M.; McArdell, C. S.; Vermeirssen, E. L. M. (2022) Evaluation of a full-scale wastewater treatment plant with ozonation and different post-treatments using a broad range of in vitro and in vivo bioassays, Water Research, 212, 118084 (13 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.watres.2022.118084, Institutional Repository
Gulde, R.; Clerc, B.; Rutsch, M.; Helbing, J.; Salhi, E.; McArdell, C. S.; von Gunten, U. (2021) Oxidation of 51 micropollutants during drinking water ozonation: formation of transformation products and their fate during biological post-filtration, Water Research, 207, 117812 (20 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.watres.2021.117812, Institutional Repository
Gulde, R.; Rutsch, M.; Clerc, B.; Schollée, J. E.; von Gunten, U.; McArdell, C. S. (2021) Formation of transformation products during ozonation of secondary wastewater effluent and their fate in post-treatment: from laboratory- to full-scale, Water Research, 200, 117200 (16 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.watres.2021.117200, Institutional Repository
Schollée, J. E.; Hollender, J.; McArdell, C. S. (2021) Characterization of advanced wastewater treatment with ozone and activated carbon using LC-HRMS based non-target screening with automated trend assignment, Water Research, 200, 117209 (13 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.watres.2021.117209, Institutional Repository
Özel Duygan, B. D.; Udert, K. M.; Remmele, A.; McArdell, C. S. (2021) Removal of pharmaceuticals from human urine during storage, aerobic biological treatment, and activated carbon adsorption to produce a safe fertilizer, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 166, 105341 (10 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.105341, Institutional Repository
Rizzo, L.; Gernjak, W.; Krzeminski, P.; Malato, S.; McArdell, C. S.; Sanchez Perez, J. A.; Schaar, H.; Fatta-Kassinos, D. (2020) Best available technologies and treatment trains to address current challenges in urban wastewater reuse for irrigation of crops in EU countries, Science of the Total Environment, 710, 136312 (17 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.136312, Institutional Repository
McArdell, C. S.; Böhler, M.; Hernandez, A.; Oltramare, C.; Büeler, A.; Siegrist, H. (2020) Pilotversuche zur erweiterten Abwasser-behandlung mit granulierter Aktivkohle (GAK) und kombiniert mit Teilozonung (O3/GAK) auf der ARA Glarnerland (AVG). Ergänzende Untersuchungen zur PAK-Dosierung in die biologische Stufe mit S::Select®-Verfahren in Kom, 146 p, Institutional Repository
Dulio, V.; Hofman, J.; von der Ohe, P.; Brack, W.; McArdell, C.; Slobodnik, J.; Valsecchi, S.; Regan, F.; Lawler, J.; White, B.; Aït-Aïssa, S.; Reemtsma, T.; Budzinski, H.; Assoumani, A.; Staub, P.-françois (2019) Contaminants of emerging concern in urban wastewater, 21 p, Institutional Repository
Rizzo, L.; Malato, S.; Antakyali, D.; Beretsou, V. G.; Đolić, M. B.; Gernjak, W.; Heath, E.; Ivancev-Tumbas, I.; Karaolia, P.; Lado Ribeiro, A. R.; Mascolo, G.; McArdell, C. S.; Schaar, H.; Silva, A. M. T.; Fatta-Kassinos, D. (2019) Consolidated vs new advanced treatment methods for the removal of contaminants of emerging concern from urban wastewater, Science of the Total Environment, 655, 986-1008, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.265, Institutional Repository
Bourgin, M.; Beck, B.; Boehler, M.; Borowska, E.; Fleiner, J.; Salhi, E.; Teichler, R.; von Gunten, U.; Siegrist, H.; McArdell, C. S. (2018) Evaluation of a full-scale wastewater treatment plant upgraded with ozonation and biological post-treatments: abatement of micropollutants, formation of transformation products and oxidation by-products, Water Research, 129, 486-498, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2017.10.036, Institutional Repository
Siegrist, H.; Joss, A.; Boehler, M.; McArdell, C. S.; Ternes, T. (2019) Organic micropollutant control, In: Mannina, G.; Ekama, G.; Ødegaard, H.; Olsson, G. (Eds.), Advances in wastewater treatment, 231-260, doi:10.2166/9781780409719_0231, Institutional Repository
Borowska, E.; Bourgin, M.; Hollender, J.; Kienle, C.; McArdell, C. S.; von Gunten, U. (2016) Oxidation of cetirizine, fexofenadine and hydrochlorothiazide during ozonation: kinetics and formation of transformation products, Water Research, 94, 350-362, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2016.02.020, Institutional Repository
Kuroda, K.; Itten, R.; Kovalova, L.; Ort, C.; Weissbrodt, D. G.; McArdell, C. S. (2016) Hospital-use pharmaceuticals in Swiss waters modeled at high spatial resolution, Environmental Science and Technology, 50(9), 4742-4751, doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b00653, Institutional Repository
Lee, Y.; Kovalova, L.; McArdell, C. S.; von Gunten, U. (2014) Prediction of micropollutant elimination during ozonation of a hospital wastewater effluent, Water Research, 64, 134-148, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2014.06.027, Institutional Repository
Michael, I.; Rizzo, L.; McArdell, C. S.; Manaia, C. M.; Merlin, C.; Schwartz, T.; Dagot, C.; Fatta-Kassinos, D. (2013) Urban wastewater treatment plants as hotspots for the release of antibiotics in the environment: a review, Water Research, 47(3), 957-995, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2012.11.027, Institutional Repository
Kovalova, L.; Siegrist, H.; von Gunten, U.; Eugster, J.; Hagenbuch, M.; Wittmer, A.; Moser, R.; McArdell, C. S. (2013) Elimination of micropollutants during post-treatment of hospital wastewater with powdered activated carbon, ozone, and UV, Environmental Science and Technology, 47(14), 7899-7908, doi:10.1021/es400708w, Institutional Repository
Kovalova, L.; Siegrist, H.; Singer, H.; Wittmer, A.; McArdell, C. S. (2012) Hospital wastewater treatment by membrane bioreactor: performance and efficiency for organic micropollutant elimination, Environmental Science and Technology, 46(3), 1536-1545, doi:10.1021/es203495d, Institutional Repository
Hollender, J.; Zimmermann, S. G.; Koepke, S.; Krauss, M.; McArdell, C. S.; Ort, C.; Singer, H.; von Gunten, U.; Siegrist, H. (2009) Elimination of organic micropollutants in a municipal wastewater treatment plant upgraded with a full-scale post-ozonation followed by sand filtration, Environmental Science and Technology, 43(20), 7862-7869, doi:10.1021/es9014629, Institutional Repository
Joss, A.; Keller, E.; Alder, A. C.; Göbel, A.; McArdell, C. S.; Ternes, T.; Siegrist, H. (2005) Removal of pharmaceuticals and fragrances in biological wastewater treatment, Water Research, 39(14), 3139-3152, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2005.05.031, Institutional Repository
Göbel, A.; Thomsen, A.; McArdell, C. S.; Joss, A.; Giger, W. (2005) Occurrence and sorption behavior of sulfonamides, macrolides, and trimethoprim in activated sludge treatment, Environmental Science and Technology, 39(11), 3981-3989, doi:10.1021/es048550a, Institutional Repository

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Address

E-Mail: christa.mcardell@eawag.ch
Phone: +41 58 765 5483
Fax: +41 58 765 5802
Address: Eawag
Überlandstrasse 133
8600 Dübendorf
Office: BU F17

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Expert on

activated carbon, wastewater treatment, mass fluxes, micropollutants, ozonation

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