Water Infrastructure Ressources (Institute)

Thomas Uhrig M.Sc.


Wasser Infrastruktur Ressourcen
Gebäude 67 , Raum 325
67663 Kaiserslautern


Tel.: +49 631 205-2948
Fax: +49 631 205-3905
E-Mail: thomas.uhrig@bauing.uni-kl.de

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02/2016Research Assistant at the department Resource Efficient Wastewater Trechnologies at the University of Kaiserslautern
04/2015 - 12/2015Master thesis at the Institute of Interfacial Process Engineering and Plasma Technology „Studies on the mesophilic high-load digestion with sewage sludge for a more flexible energy usage on waste water treatment plants”
10/2014 - 02/2015Internship at HST Systemtechnik, assistance in the Integrated Wastewater Concept for Industrial Zones Project (AKIZ) in Can Tho, Vietnam – sub-project 2: Elimination of toxic substances by chemical and physical treatmen
10/2013 - 03/2014Working student at Hager und Elässer GmbH, technical sales
11/2012 - 09/2013,
04/2014 - 09/2014
Student assistant at the chair of Sanitary Engineering and Water Recycling, University of Stuttgart
10/2012 - 12/2015Master program Environmental Engineering at the University of Stuttgart, specialisation: waste water treatment, chemical and biological process engineering, industrial water technology (degree: M.Sc.)
04/2012 - 09/2012Internship at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology in Pfinztal, working group Reaction and separation techniques
03/2009 - 02/2012Bachelor program Environmental Technology at the University of Applied Science RheinMain (degree: B.Eng.)
  • Anaerobic technology
  • Production of bioplastics from wastewater

Master theses

  • Koch, J. (2020): Acidification and Dewatering of Primary Sludge for the Up-Scaling of the PHA Production Process
  • Koch, A. (2020): Acidification of wastewater streams for a PHA-production-Development of operating strategies for up-scaling
  • Adamaszek, A. (2020): Development of strategies to terminate the PHA synthesis
  • Raudonat, D. (2019): Acidification of fatty food wastewater within the PHA production process
  • Lin, Y. (2018): Influence of reactor geometry and operating mode on the acidification of different substrates as preliminary stage for the PHA production

Modul Scientific and practical work in Sanitary Engineering and Resource Recovery

  • Raudonat, D. (2019): Method developing and validating for analyzing of fats, carbohydrates and proteins in wastewater

Bachelor theses

  • Chen, W. (2017): Treatment of urine and nutrient recovery in decentralized treatment systems
  • Schmit, M. (2016): Studies on the acidification of wastewater for a later biopolymer production


Uhrig, Thomas (2021): Production of bioplastics from sewage sludge: Presentation during the EU Green Week, online, 07.06.2021


Lamot, Ischa; Uhrig, Thomas; (2020): PHA Bioplastic, from bacterial production to solvent extraction and material characterisation in pilot: Presentation on the webinar of the lecturer platform Biobased Economy (Netherlands) on Recent results in PHA development. 26.11.2020

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


Uhrig, Thomas (2019): Developing strategies for implementation of a PHA production process on wastewater treatment plants. Presentation at 6th mixed culture PHA workshop @ 3rd IWA Resource Recovery Conference 2019. 11.-12.11.2019, Venice, Italy.

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