Water Infrastructure Ressources (Institute)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heidrun Steinmetz

Address

Paul-Ehrlich-Str. 14
Gebäude 14 , Raum 313
67663 Kaiserslautern

Contact

Tel.: +49 631 205-2944
Fax: +49 631 205-3905
E-Mail: heidrun.steinmetz@bauing.uni-kl.de

Office Hours

By agreement

since 2016Professor and Holder of the Department Resource Efficient Wastewater Technologies at the University of Kaiserslautern, from 2016 until 2020 as endowed chair of Carl-Zeiss Foundation
2007 - 2015Professor and Holder of the Chair of Sanitary Engineering and Water Recycling at the University of Stuttgart
Head and Co-founder of the Wasserforschungszentrum (Water Research Centre) Stuttgart
2003 - 2006Managing Director of the Center for Innovative Wastewater Technology at the University of Kaiserslautern
2000 - 2002Head of Department Water and Environmental Technology in the Consultant´s office WPW Ingenieure GmbH, Saarbrücken
1997 - 2000Head of Department Wastewater, Water and Biotechnology, Farmatic Anlagenbau GmbH (plant engineering company)
1990 - 1996Research Assistant at the Institute of Urban Water Management, University of Kaiserslautern
1996Dr.- Ingenieur (Dr.-Ing.), University of Kaiserslautern
1981 - 1989Study of Biology, University of Kaiserslautern
Diploma: Dipl.-Biol.
  • German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA):
    • Deputy spokeswoman of the technical committee KA 1 “resource orientated sanitation”
    • Member of the task group KA 1.4 “system integration”
    • Member of the task Group KA 1.8 “research and development”
    • Member of the task group KA 6.2 “SBR –technology”
    • Member of the technical committee KA 8 “advanced wastewater treatment”
    • Member of the technical committee ES 2 “system oriented planning”
    • Member of the coordination group energy in the water and waste management
    • Member of FA BIZ 6 “Ausbildung an Hochschulen”
    • Member of the advisory committee of the German Water Association (DWA) in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg
  • International Water Association (IWA)
  • Society of Engineers for water resources, solid waste management and land reclamation (BWK)
  • German Society for Limnology (DGL)
  • Program Committee of the IWA Austrian Young Water Professional Conference 2010
  • Scientific board Shanghai Chongming Eco- Island International Forum 2010
  • Scientific board “Aqua Urbanica” (since 2013)
  • Editorial Board “gwf-Wasser/Abwasser” (since 2012)
  • Editorial board „Wasser und Abfall“ (since 2012)
  • Managing Director „Research and Development Institute for Urban and Industrial Water Management and Solid Waste Management e.V. Stuttgart (FEI) (2009 – 2015)
  • Foundation Council Willy- Hager Foundation
  • Chairperson of the technical expert board Willy- Hager Foundation
  • Jury of Ernst-Kunze Preis (DWA)
  • Jury of Aqua-Preis (University of Stuttgart) (2007 - 2015)
  • Jury Karl-Heinz Hunken Preis (University of Stuttgart) (2013 - 2015)
  • concepts and Technologies for a resource efficient wastewater management
  • nutrient recovery
  • energy on wastewater treatment plants
  • anaerobic technologies
  • production of biopolymer (biopastic) from wastewater and sewage sludge
  • optimisation of processes on waste water treatment plants
  • black water treatment
  • Elimination of micropollutants

2021

Morandi, Carlo; Schreiner, Gerhard; Moosmann, Patrizia; Steinmetz, Heidrun (2021): Elevated Vertical-Flow Constructed Wetlands for Light Greywater Treatment. In: Water 13 (18): 2510. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13182510

Eisenberg, Bernd; Morandi, Carlo; Richter, Philipp; Well, Friederike; Winker, Martina; Minke, Ralf; Steinmetz, Heidrun; Ludwig, Ferdinand (2021): The Impulse Project Stuttgart—Stimulating Resilient Urban Development Through Blue-Green Infrastructure. In: Gérard Hutter, Marco Neubert und Regine Ortlepp (Hg.): Building Resilience to Natural Hazards in the Context of Climate Change. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden (Studien zur Resilienzforschung), S. 157–171. DOI: doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-33702-5_7 

Xiao, J.; Alewell, U.; Bruch, I.; Steinmetz, H. Development of a Self-Sustaining Wastewater Treatment with Phosphorus Recovery for Small Rural Settlements. Sustainability 2021, 13, 1363. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031363https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/3/1363

Wasielewski S, Rott E, Minke R, Steinmetz H. Application of Natural Clinoptilolite for Ammonium Removal from Sludge Water. Molecules. 2020 Dec 29;26(1):114. doi: http://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26010114, PMID: 33383775 ; PMCID: PMC7796350.

Altmann, Korinna; Braun, Ulrike; Heller, Claudia; Fuchs, Monika; Scheid, Christian; Abusafia, Attaallah; Steinmetz, Heidrun; Heymann, Sven; Ricking, Mathias; Kerndorff, Alexander (2021) Untersuchungsverfahren von Mikroplastikgehalten im Wasser für Praxis und Wissenschaft, Artikel aus: KW Korrespondenz Wasserwirtschaft, Jg.14, Nr. 3, 2021, S. 147-152, ISSN: 1865-9926 DOI: 10.3243/kwe2021.03.002

2020

Gretzschel, Oliver; Schäfer, Michael; Steinmetz, Heidrun; Pick, Erich; Kanitz, Kim; Krieger, Stefan (2020): Advanced Wastewater Treatment to Eliminate Organic Micropollutants in Wastewater Treatment Plants in Combination with Energy-Efficient Electrolysis at WWTP Mainz. In: Energies 2020, 13, no. 14: 3599; Special Issue: Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13143599

Uhrig Thomas; Zimmer, Julia; Rankenhohn, Florian; Steinmetz, Heidrun (2020): Biopolymerproduktion aus Abwasser-strömen für eine kreislauforientierte Siedlungswasserwirtschaft. In: Wasser und Abfall, Nr. 6 (22), Seiten 13-18;     doi.org/10.1007/s35152-020-0229-2

Schäfer, Michael; Gretzschel, Oliver; Steinmetz, Heidrun (2020): The Possible Roles of Wastewater Treatment Plants in Sector Coupling; In: Energies 2020, 13, 2088; Special Issue: Energy-Water Nexus; doi.org/10.3390/en13082088.

https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/8/2088

Monea, Marlena Cristina; Meyer, Carsten; Steinmetz, Heidrun; Schönberger, Harald; Drenkova-Tuhtan, Asya (2020): Phosphorus recovery from sewage sludge – phosphorus leaching behavior from aluminum-containing tertiary and anaerobically digested sludge. In: Water Sci Technol 82 (8), S. 1509–1522. DOI: 10.2166/wst.2020.414

Monea, M.C.; Löhr, D.; Meyer, C.; Preyl, V.; Xiao, J.; Steinmetz, H.; Schönberger, H.; Drenkova‑Tuhtan, A. (2020). Comparing the leaching behavior of phosphorus, aluminum and iron from post-precipitated tertiary sludge and anaerobically digested sewage sludge aiming at phosphorus recovery. Journal of Cleaner Production, 247 (2020), 119129; https:\\doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.119129

Valerius, B.; Knerr, H.; Steinmetz, H.; Schmitt, T. G.; Taudien, Y.; Kolisch, G.; Hasselbach, R.; Vollerthun, T. (2020): Zielgerechte Erhebung von Messdaten zur Spurenstoffbilanzierung größerer Gewässersysteme. In: KA - Korrespondenz Abwasser, Abfall, 2020 (67), Nr. 11, S. 868-875.

2019

Morandi, Carlo; Steinmetz, Heidrun (2019): How does greywater separation impact the operation of conventional wastewater treatment plants? (Editor's Choice). In: Water Science and Technology 79 (8), S. 1605–1615. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2019.165

2018

Amoatey, P., Bardossy, A., Steinmetz, H. (2018): Inverse Optimization based Detection of Leaks from Simulated Pressure in Water Networks, Part 1: Analysis for a Single Leak. Journal of Water Mamagement Modelling. doi.org/10.14796/JWMM.C460

Amoatey, P., Bardossy, A., Steinmetz, H. (2018): Inverse Optimization based Detection of Leaks from Simulated Pressure in Water Networks, Part 2: Analysis for Two Leaks. Journal of Water Mamagement Modelling. https://doi.org/10.14796/JWMM.C461

Amoatey, P. K.; Minke, R.; Steinmetz, H. (2018): Leakage estimation in developing country water networks based on water balance, minimum night flow and component analysis methods. In: Water Pract Technol 13 (1), S. 96–105. DOI: 10.2166/wpt.2018.005.

Carsten Meyer, Volker Preyl, Heidrun Steinmetz, Werner Maier, Ralph-Edgar Mohn, Harald Schönberger (2018): The Stuttgart Process (Germany). In: Othake, H. und Tsuneda S. (Hrsg.),

Phosphorus Recovery and Recycling (pp. 283-296). Singapore: Springer Nature. doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-8031-9

Carsten Meyer, Volker Preyl, Heidrun Steinmetz, Werner Maier, Ralph-Edgar Mohn, Harald Schönberger, Tyler Pierson (2018): Chapter 21, The Stuttgart Process (Germany). In: Christian Schaum (Hrsg.), Phosphorus: Polluter and Resource of the Future. Removal and Recovery from Wastewater (pp. 283-296). London: IWA Publishing. doi.org/10.2166/9781780408361

Gottardo Morandi, C., Wasielewski, S.; Mouarkech, K.; Minke, R.; Steinmetz, H. (2018): Impact of new sanitation technologies upon conventional wastewater infrastructures, Urban Water Journal, 15:6, 526-533. Open Access. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1573062X.2017.1301502

Wasielewski, S., Rott, E., Minke, R., Steinmetz, H. (2018): Evaluation of Different Clinoptilolite Zeolites as Adsorbent for Ammonium Removal from Highly Concentrated Synthetic Wastewater. In: Water, 10 (5), 584. doi.org/10.3390/w10050584

Knerr, H., Gretzschel, O., Schmitt, T. G., Steinmetz, H., Taudien, Y., Kolisch, G. (2018): Modellbasierte Strategienentwicklung zur Reduktion des Mikroschadstoffeintrags in Gewässer aus Abwassersystemen. In: Pinnekamp, J. (Hrsg.), Gewässerschutz – Wasser – Abwasser 247, 51. Essener Tagung für Wasserwirtschaft „Wasserwirtschaft im Umbruch“ vom 14.3.-16.3.2018 in Essen. Aachen: Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Siedlungswasserwirtschaft an der RWTH Aachen e.V., 2018, S. 54/1-54/16

Rott, E., Steinmetz, H., Metzger J. W. (2018): Organophosphonates: A review on environmental relevance, biodegradability and removal in wastewater treatment plants. Science of The Total Environment, Vol. 615, 1176-1191

2017

Steinmetz, H. (2017): Perspektiven der kommunalen Abwasserbehandlung. In: Porth, M., Schüttrumpf (Hrsg.), Wasser, Energie und Umwelt. Aktuelle Beiträge aus der Zeitschrift Wasser und Abfall I. Wiesbaden: Springer Vieweg. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-15922-1

Wasielewski, S., Gottardo Morandi, C., Mouarkech, K., Minke, R. and Steinmetz, H. (2017): Impacts of blackwater co-digestion on biogas production in the municipal wastewater treatment sector using pilot-scale UASB and CSTR reactors. Desalination and Water Treatment (91) 121–128, doi: 10.5004/dwt.2017.21236.

Knerr, H.; Gretzschel, O.; Schmitt, T.G.; Steinmetz, H.; Taudien, Y.; Kolisch, G. (2017). Reduzierung des Eintrags von Mikroschadstoffen in Gewässer aus Abwassersystemen - Stoffflussmodellierung verschiedener Maßnahmen. In: Muschalla, D; Gruber, G. (Hrsg.). Aqua Urbanica 2017 - Urbanes Niederschlagswassermanagement im Spannungsfeld zwischen zentralen und dezentralen Maßnahmen, Schriftenreihe zur Wasserwirtschaft der Technischen Universität Graz, Bd. 75 (pp. T1-T18). Graz: Technische Universität Graz. doi.org/10.3217/978-3-85125-534-8

Pittmann, T. ;Steinmetz, H. (2017): Polyhydroxyalkanoate Production on Waste Water Treatment Plants: Process Scheme, Operating Conditions and Potential Analysis for German and European Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plants. Bioengineering 2017, 4, 54; doi:10.3390/bioengineering4020054

Rott, E., Minke, R. and Steinmetz, H. (2017): Removal of phosphorus from phosphonate-loaded industrial wastewaters via precipitation/flocculation. Journal of Water Process Engineering, ISSN 2214-7144, 17, 188–196, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwpe.2017.04.008

Rott, E., Minke, R., Bali, U. and Steinmetz, H. (2017): Removal of phosphonates from industrial wastewater with UV/FeII, Fenton and UV/Fenton treatment. Water Research, ISSN 0043-1354, 122, 345–354, doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2017.06.009

Juliane Gasse, Tobias Reinhardt, Carsten Meyer, Gerd Kolisch, Yannick Taudien, Heidrun Steinmetz , Tobias Morck, Peter Baumann, Birgit Poppe, Werner Maier (2017): Energieverbrauch von Teilprozessen auf kommunalen Kläranlagen. Korrespondenz Abwasser, Abfall, (64) Nr. 9, 802-808. 10.3242/kae2017.09.004

Amoatey, P. K., Minke, R., Steinmetz, H. (2017): Minimum night flow method for leakage estimation in developing country water networks. Water Solutions, (2), 52-57.

Haberkamp, J., Steinmetz, H. , Wilhelm, C. (2017): Abwasser als Ressource – Entwicklungen in der Wasserwiederverwendung. Korrespondenz Abwasser, Abfall 2017 (64) Nr. 5 S. 384-385, ISBN 1866-0029

Drenkova-Tuhtan, A., Schneider, M., Franzreb, M., Meyer, C., Gellermann, C., Sextl, G., Mandel, K., Steinmetz, H., 2017. Pilot-scale removal and recovery of dissolved phosphate from secondary wastewater effluents with reusable ZnFeZr adsorbent @ Fe3O4/SiO2 particles with magnetic harvesting. Water Res. 109, 77-87. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2016.11.039

Zukunftspreis Re-Water Braunschweig 2013 (together with partners): prize worth 10.000 € about “Recycling, quality and global considerations” for the work “Phosphate recovery from wastewater with engineered superparamagnetic composite particles using magnetic separation”

Mr

M.Sc.

Kenan

Güney

2016


Water Reuse in Cotton Processing Textile Dye-Hause By Application of Appropriate Membrane Filtration Technologies

Stuttgarter Berichte zur Siedlungswasserwirtschaft 234

Mr

M.Sc.

Haile

Mehari Goitom

2016

Accounting für uncertainties in the modeling of CSO emissions (Feststofftransport in der Kanalisation)

Stuttgarter Berichte zur Siedlungswasserwirtschaft 232

Mr

Dipl.- Ing

Eduard

Rott

2016

Verfahren zur Bestimmung und Eliminatino von Phosphaten aus Abwasser

Stuttgarter Berichte zur Siedlungswasserwirtschaft 233

Mrs

M.Sc.

Pengfei

Wang

2017

Phosphorus recovery from wastewater via struvite crystallization in a fluidized be reactor: Influence of operating parameters and reactor design on efficienc< and product quality

Stuttgarter Berichte zur Siedlungswasserwirtschaft 236

Mrs

Dipl.-Ing.

Marie Alexandra

Launay

2017

Organic micropollutants in urban catchments: Occurrence, dynamics and quantification of fluxes during both dry and wet weather conditions

Stuttgarter Berichte zur Siedlungswasserwirtschaft 239

Mrs

Dipl.-Ing., M.Sc.

Asya

Drenkova-Tuhtan

2018

Phosphate elinination and recovery from wastewater and process water with reusable, superparamagnetic adsorbent microparticles

Stuttgarter Berichte zur Siedlungswasserwirtschaft 240

Mrs

M.Sc.

Karen

Mouarkech

2018

Combined Energy and Nutrients Recovery from Blackwater and Urine and its Potential Integration in Lebanon

Stuttgarter Berichte zur Siedlungswasserwirtschaft ?

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