Thorsten Reemtsma

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Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Polar pollutants entry into the water cycle by municipal wastewater: a European perspective
    Thorsten Reemtsma
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 40:5451-8. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Fulvic acids as transition state of organic matter: indications from high resolution mass spectrometry
    Thorsten Reemtsma
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 40:5839-45. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Differences in the molecular composition of fulvic acid size fractions detected by size-exclusion chromatography-on line Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FTICR-) mass spectrometry
    Thorsten Reemtsma
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Water Res 42:63-72. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Comparative investigation of low-molecular-weight fulvic acids of different origin by SEC-Q-TOF-ms: new insights into structure and formation
    Thorsten Reemtsma
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 39:3507-12. 2005
  5. doi request reprint Determination of molecular formulas of natural organic matter molecules by (ultra-) high-resolution mass spectrometry: status and needs
    Thorsten Reemtsma
    Technical University of Berlin, Department of Water Quality Control, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    J Chromatogr A 1216:3687-701. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Membrane bioreactors for municipal wastewater treatment - a viable option to reduce the amount of polar pollutants discharged into surface waters?
    Stefan Weiss
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Water Res 42:3837-47. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Discharge of three benzotriazole corrosion inhibitors with municipal wastewater and improvements by membrane bioreactor treatment and ozonation
    Stefan Weiss
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 40:7193-9. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Occurrence, sources, and fate of benzothiazoles in municipal wastewater treatment plants
    Achim Kloepfer
    Technical University of Berlin, Department of Water Quality Control, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, D 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 39:3792-8. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Environmental influences on the partitioning and diffusion of hydrophobic organic contaminants in microbial biofilms
    Daniel Wicke
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 42:1990-6. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Mobilization of hydrophobic contaminants from soils by enzymatic depolymerization of soil organic matter
    Daniel Wicke
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University Berlin, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17, Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Chemosphere 78:996-1003. 2010

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Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint Polar pollutants entry into the water cycle by municipal wastewater: a European perspective
    Thorsten Reemtsma
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 40:5451-8. 2006
    ..Polar pollutants in surface water samples of different catchments showed increasing concentration for compounds with increasing WCSI...
  2. ncbi request reprint Fulvic acids as transition state of organic matter: indications from high resolution mass spectrometry
    Thorsten Reemtsma
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 40:5839-45. 2006
    ..It appears that fulvic acids are metastable molecules that characterize a state of transition of diverse precursor compounds during their oxidation...
  3. ncbi request reprint Differences in the molecular composition of fulvic acid size fractions detected by size-exclusion chromatography-on line Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FTICR-) mass spectrometry
    Thorsten Reemtsma
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Water Res 42:63-72. 2008
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  4. ncbi request reprint Comparative investigation of low-molecular-weight fulvic acids of different origin by SEC-Q-TOF-ms: new insights into structure and formation
    Thorsten Reemtsma
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 39:3507-12. 2005
    ..The identity of fulvic acid molecules in isolates of different origin implies that no specific source material is required forfulvic acid formation but that they may be formed from different sources by different oxidative processes...
  5. doi request reprint Determination of molecular formulas of natural organic matter molecules by (ultra-) high-resolution mass spectrometry: status and needs
    Thorsten Reemtsma
    Technical University of Berlin, Department of Water Quality Control, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    J Chromatogr A 1216:3687-701. 2009
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Membrane bioreactors for municipal wastewater treatment - a viable option to reduce the amount of polar pollutants discharged into surface waters?
    Stefan Weiss
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Water Res 42:3837-47. 2008
    ..Despite of this clear benefit of MBR, the effect is not pronounced enough to serve as a sole argument for employing MBR in municipal wastewater treatment...
  7. ncbi request reprint Discharge of three benzotriazole corrosion inhibitors with municipal wastewater and improvements by membrane bioreactor treatment and ozonation
    Stefan Weiss
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 40:7193-9. 2006
    ..Almost complete removal was achieved by ozonation of the treatment plant effluent with 1 mg O3/mg DOC...
  8. ncbi request reprint Occurrence, sources, and fate of benzothiazoles in municipal wastewater treatment plants
    Achim Kloepfer
    Technical University of Berlin, Department of Water Quality Control, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, D 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 39:3792-8. 2005
    ..These investigations outline that benzothiazoles, a class of polar and biologically active industrial chemicals, are regularly released with treated municipal wastewater and exhibit a considerable lifetime in surface waters...
  9. ncbi request reprint Environmental influences on the partitioning and diffusion of hydrophobic organic contaminants in microbial biofilms
    Daniel Wicke
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 42:1990-6. 2008
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  10. doi request reprint Mobilization of hydrophobic contaminants from soils by enzymatic depolymerization of soil organic matter
    Daniel Wicke
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University Berlin, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17, Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Chemosphere 78:996-1003. 2010
    ..We conclude that not only biodegradation but also sorption and desorption of HOC in soil can be influenced by (micro-) biology and the factors that determine its activity...
  11. ncbi request reprint Limitations of electrospray ionization of fulvic and humic acids as visible from size exclusion chromatography with organic carbon and mass spectrometric detection
    Anja These
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Anal Chem 75:6275-81. 2003
    ..The use of SEC-OCD parallel to SEC-MS helps to assess and optimize the detection potential of ESI-MS for polydisperse mixtures...
  12. ncbi request reprint Structure-dependent reactivity of low molecular weight fulvic acid molecules during ozonation
    Anja These
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 39:8382-7. 2005
    ..These investigations explain on a molecular level many observations previously made with whole mixtures or fractions of natural organic matter...
  13. ncbi request reprint Determination of molecular formulas and structural regularities of low molecular weight fulvic acids by size-exclusion chromatography with electrospray ionization quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry
    Anja These
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Sekr KF4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, Germany
    Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom 18:1777-86. 2004
    ..These structural regularities reduce the complexity of FA mixtures to a certain set of yet unknown basic structures...
  14. ncbi request reprint Molecular and structural characterization of dissolved organic matter from the deep ocean by FTICR-MS, including hydrophilic nitrogenous organic molecules
    Thorsten Reemtsma
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 42:1430-7. 2008
    ..Although sources may differ, their actual composition and structure appears to be quite similar and largely independent from their source, because they are the remainder of intensive oxidative degradation processes...
  15. ncbi request reprint Operational options to reduce matrix effects in liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry analysis of aqueous environmental samples
    Achim Kloepfer
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    J Chromatogr A 1067:153-60. 2005
    ..At low flow rates matrix effects are reduced by 45-60% on average. If moderate matrix effects occurred, post-column splitting may allow obtaining reliable quantitative data even with external calibration...
  16. ncbi request reprint Removal of sulfur-organic polar micropollutants in a membrane bioreactor treating industrial wastewater
    Thorsten Reemtsma
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 36:1102-6. 2002
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  17. ncbi request reprint Determination of benzothiazoles from complex aqueous samples by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry following solid-phase extraction
    Achim Kloepfer
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Sekr KF4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    J Chromatogr A 1058:81-8. 2004
    ..Removal of benzothiazoles in biological wastewater treatment appears to be limited...
  18. ncbi request reprint Potential of membrane-assisted solvent extraction for the determination of phosphoric acid triesters in wastewater samples by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry
    José Benito Quintana
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    J Chromatogr A 1124:22-8. 2006
    ..When applied to wastewater samples comparable results were obtained using either MASE with internal standard calibration or SPE with standard addition...
  19. ncbi request reprint Experimental and modeling approach to study sorption of dissolved hydrophobic organic contaminants to microbial biofilms
    Daniel Wicke
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, Berlin, Germany
    Water Res 41:2202-10. 2007
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  20. doi request reprint Long term laboratory column experiments to simulate bank filtration: factors controlling removal of sulfamethoxazole
    Benno Baumgarten
    Chair of Water Quality Control, Department of Environmental Engineering, Technische Universität Berlin Berlin Institute of Technology, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Water Res 45:211-20. 2011
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  21. doi request reprint Determination of 14 monoalkyl phosphates, dialkyl phosphates and dialkyl thiophosphates by LC-MS/MS in human urinary samples
    Thorsten Reemtsma
    Technical University of Berlin, Department of Water Quality Control, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Sci Total Environ 409:1990-3. 2011
    ..The total urinary concentration of the 14 DAP and MAP summed up to a median of 20μg/L. Inclusion of MAP in future biomonitoring studies should provide a more comprehensive picture of the exposure of humans to organophosphorus compounds...
  22. ncbi request reprint Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and strategies for trace-level analysis of polar organic pollutants
    Thorsten Reemtsma
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    J Chromatogr A 1000:477-501. 2003
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  23. ncbi request reprint A potential link between the turnover of soil organic matter and the release of aged organic contaminants
    Thorsten Reemtsma
    Technical University of Berlin, Department of Water Quality Control, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Environ Toxicol Chem 22:760-6. 2003
    ..Our findings suggest that microbial activity may have a significant impact on the extent to which contaminated soils may act as a source of persistent organic pollutants...
  24. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of three calibration methods to compensate matrix effects in environmental analysis with LC-ESI-MS
    Markus Stüber
    Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Sekr KF 4, Strasse des 17 Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Anal Bioanal Chem 378:910-6. 2004
    ..External sample calibration can be suitable to compensate matrix effects from moderately loaded samples with more uniform matrices, but it is recommended to verify this for each sample series against the standard addition approach...
  25. ncbi request reprint Analysis of commercial vegetable tanning agents by reversed-phase liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry and its application to wastewater
    Britta Zywicki
    Technical University of Berlin, Department of Water Quality Control, Germany
    J Chromatogr A 970:191-200. 2002
    ..This suggests that the condensed tannins of polyphenolic structure are rapidly transformed during the tanning process to yet unknown products...
  26. ncbi request reprint Sensitive determination of acidic drugs and triclosan in surface and wastewater by ion-pair reverse-phase liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry
    José Benito Quintana
    Departamento de Quimica Analitica, Nutrición e Bromatoloxía, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom 18:765-74. 2004
    ..The method was finally applied to surface and wastewaters, with analyte concentrations ranging from below the detection limit up to 5.5 microg/L...
  27. ncbi request reprint Comparison of sulfonated and other micropollutants removal in membrane bioreactor and conventional wastewater treatment
    Heleen De Wever
    Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek VITO, Boeretang 200, 2400 Mol, Belgium
    Water Res 41:935-45. 2007
    ..Finally, micropollutant removal also turned out to be less sensitive to system operational variables...
  28. ncbi request reprint Suitability of hollow fibre liquid-phase microextraction for the determination of acidic pharmaceuticals in wastewater by liquid chromatography-electrospray tandem mass spectrometry without matrix effects
    José Benito Quintana
    Departamento de Quimica Analitica, Nutrición e Bromatoloxía, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    J Chromatogr A 1061:19-26. 2004
    ..The method was finally applied to wastewater samples (treated and untreated) and results comparable to SPE were obtained...
  29. pmc Metabolism of 2-mercaptobenzothiazole by Rhodococcus rhodochrous
    Nicolas Haroune
    Laboratoire de Synthèse et Etude de Systèmes à Intérêt Biologique, UMR 6504 CNRS Université Blaise Pascal, 63177 Aubiere Cedex, France
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:6315-9. 2004
    ..We show here for the first time that it can be biotransformed and partially mineralized by a pure-culture bacterial strain of Rhodococcus rhodochrous. Three metabolites, among four detected, were identified...
  30. ncbi request reprint Rapid and sensitive determination of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid and diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid in water samples by ion-pair reversed-phase liquid chromatography--electrospray tandem mass spectrometry
    José Benito Quintana
    IUMA, University Institute of Environment, University of A Coruna, Pazo da Lóngora, Liáns, 15179 Oleiros A Coruña, Spain
    J Chromatogr A 1145:110-7. 2007
    ..The method was applied to the determination of both complexing agents in several wastewater, surface water and drinking water samples, showing that EDTA is an omnipresent contaminant in partially closed water cycles...
  31. pmc Benzothiazole degradation by Rhodococcus pyridinovorans strain PA: evidence of a catechol 1,2-dioxygenase activity
    Nicolas Haroune
    Laboratoire de Synthèse et Etude de Systèmes à Intérêt Biologique, UMR 6504 CNRS Université Blaise Pascal, 63177 Aubiere Cedex, France
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:6114-20. 2002
    ..Our results show that catechol 1,2-dioxygenase and catechol 2,3-dioxygenase activities may both be involved in the biodegradation of BTs depending on the culture conditions...
  32. pmc Identification of quinoide redox mediators that are formed during the degradation of naphthalene-2-sulfonate by Sphingomonas xenophaga BN6
    Andreas Keck
    Institut für Industrielle Genetik, Universitat Stuttgart, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
    Appl Environ Microbiol 68:4341-9. 2002
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  33. ncbi request reprint Pathways and metabolites of microbial degradation of selected acidic pharmaceutical and their occurrence in municipal wastewater treated by a membrane bioreactor
    José Benito Quintana
    Departamento de Quimica Analitica, Nutrición e Bromatoloxía, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    Water Res 39:2654-64. 2005
    ..A LC-MS method for the trace analysis of these metabolites in water was developed and applied to municipal wastewater. Municipal wastewater treatment by a membrane bioreactor may gradually improve the removal of these pharmaceuticals...