Department Environmental Chemistry


Chemical analysis is central to determining the presence of organic micropollutants in different environmental compartments such as wastewater, surface water, sewage sludge, sediment and soil. The biggest challenge here is the combination of low concentrations, a wide range of pollutants, and complex environmental matrices. In addition to the continual development of specific, sensitive analytical methods, we have the following two priorities:

  • Target and non-target analysis of polar organic micropollutants and their transformation products using liquid chromatography coupled with high-resolution mass spectrometry (Orbitrap technology);
  • Compound Specific Isotope Analysis (CSIA) for identifying degradation pathways and understanding reaction mechanisms
  • Proteomics techinques using µLC-HRMS to localize site-specific damage in biomolecules

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Prof. Dr. Juliane HollenderHead of DepartmentTel. +41 58 765 5493Send Mail
Dr. Elisabeth JanssenSenior Scientist / group leaderTel. +41 58 765 5428Send Mail
Heinz SingerSenior scientist / group leaderTel. +41 58 765 5577Send Mail