Staff

Christa McArdell

Dr. Christa McArdell

Senior scientist / group leader

Department Environmental Chemistry

About Me

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Input and fate of organic contaminants, e.g. pharmaceuticals, from urban settlements in the aquatic environment.

Wastewater treatment processes and strategies for the removal of organic micropollutants: conventional and advanced treatment with ozone and activated carbon, decentralized treatment in hospitals.

Development of analytical techniques for the determination of organic pollutants and transformation products 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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Selected publications

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
Ju, F.; Beck, K.; Yin, X.; Maccagnan, A.; McArdell, C. S.; Singer, H. P.; Johnson, D. R.; Zhang, T.; Bürgmann, H. (2019) Wastewater treatment plant resistomes are shaped by bacterial composition, genetic exchange, and upregulated expression in the effluent microbiomes, ISME Journal, 13(2), 346-360, doi:10.1038/s41396-018-0277-8, 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. (2018) 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 E21

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