Kai Bester

Summary

Affiliation: University of Essen
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Fate of triclosan and triclosan-methyl in sewage treatment plants and surface waters
    Kai Bester
    Department of Waste and Wastewater Management, Institute of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, University Duisburg Essen, Universitatsstrasse 15, Essen 45141, Germany
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 49:9-17. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Comparison of TCPP concentrations in sludge and wastewater in a typical German sewage treatment plant-comparison of sewage sludge from 20 plants
    Kai Bester
    Waste and Wastewater Management, Institute for Environmental Analysis, University Duisburg Essen, Universitats Str, 15, 45141, Essen, Germany
    J Environ Monit 7:509-13. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Retention characteristics and balance assessment for two polycyclic musk fragrances (HHCB and AHTN) in a typical German sewage treatment plant
    Kai Bester
    FB 10 Waste and Wastewater Management, University Duisburg Essen, Universitätsstr 15, Essen D 45114, Germany
    Chemosphere 57:863-70. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Polycyclic musks in the Ruhr catchment area--transport, discharges of waste water, and transformations of HHCB, AHTN and HHCB-lactone
    Kai Bester
    Waste and waste water management, Institute of Environmental Analysis, University Duisburg Essen, Universitatsstrasse 15, 45141 Essen, Germany
    J Environ Monit 7:43-51. 2005
  5. doi request reprint Activated soil filters for removal of biocides from contaminated run-off and waste-waters
    Kai Bester
    Department of Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology, National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University, Frederiksborgsvej 399, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark
    Chemosphere 85:1233-40. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Transformation products and reaction kinetics of fragrances in advanced wastewater treatment with ozone
    Niklas Janzen
    Department of Municipal Water and Waste Management, University Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Chemosphere 85:1481-6. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Vertical flow soil filter for the elimination of micro pollutants from storm and waste water
    Niklas Janzen
    Institute of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, University Duisburg Essen, Universitätsstr 15, 45141 Essen, Germany
    Chemosphere 77:1358-65. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Emissions of OTNE (Iso-E-super) - mass flows in sewage treatment plants
    Kai Bester
    Institute of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, University Duisburg Essen, Universitätsstr 15, 45141 Essen, Germany
    Chemosphere 71:2003-10. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Elimination of organophosphate ester flame retardants and plasticizers in drinking water purification
    Jens Andresen
    Institute of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Waste and Wastewater Management, University of Duisburg Essen, Universitätsstr 15, 45141 Essen, Germany
    Water Res 40:621-9. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Persistence of antibiotics such as macrolides, tiamulin and salinomycin in soil
    Michael P Schlüsener
    Waste and Wastewater Management, University of Duisburg Essen, Campus Essen, Universitaetsstr 15, D 45141 Essen, Germany
    Environ Pollut 143:565-71. 2006

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Publications15

  1. ncbi request reprint Fate of triclosan and triclosan-methyl in sewage treatment plants and surface waters
    Kai Bester
    Department of Waste and Wastewater Management, Institute of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, University Duisburg Essen, Universitatsstrasse 15, Essen 45141, Germany
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 49:9-17. 2005
    ..From the riverine concentration data, in-river elimination rates and half-life were estimated...
  2. ncbi request reprint Comparison of TCPP concentrations in sludge and wastewater in a typical German sewage treatment plant-comparison of sewage sludge from 20 plants
    Kai Bester
    Waste and Wastewater Management, Institute for Environmental Analysis, University Duisburg Essen, Universitats Str, 15, 45141, Essen, Germany
    J Environ Monit 7:509-13. 2005
    ..For a comparison sludge samples from twenty other plants were analysed. In these samples concentrations ranging from 1000-20000 ng g(-1)(dry weight) were determined. Thus sorption to sludge does occur to some extent...
  3. ncbi request reprint Retention characteristics and balance assessment for two polycyclic musk fragrances (HHCB and AHTN) in a typical German sewage treatment plant
    Kai Bester
    FB 10 Waste and Wastewater Management, University Duisburg Essen, Universitätsstr 15, Essen D 45114, Germany
    Chemosphere 57:863-70. 2004
    ..About 5-10% of the HHCB was oxidised in the plant to HHCB-lactone. The dominant processes in the STP were sorption processes, though...
  4. ncbi request reprint Polycyclic musks in the Ruhr catchment area--transport, discharges of waste water, and transformations of HHCB, AHTN and HHCB-lactone
    Kai Bester
    Waste and waste water management, Institute of Environmental Analysis, University Duisburg Essen, Universitatsstrasse 15, 45141 Essen, Germany
    J Environ Monit 7:43-51. 2005
    ..In other rivers, such as the Rhine, higher levels of HHCB-lactone in comparison to HHCB were detected (ratio 1 : 1)...
  5. doi request reprint Activated soil filters for removal of biocides from contaminated run-off and waste-waters
    Kai Bester
    Department of Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology, National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University, Frederiksborgsvej 399, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark
    Chemosphere 85:1233-40. 2011
    ..Though the peat layer was responsible for most of the removal, the sand and gravel layers also contributed significantly for some compounds. All compounds are rather removed by degradation than by sorption...
  6. doi request reprint Transformation products and reaction kinetics of fragrances in advanced wastewater treatment with ozone
    Niklas Janzen
    Department of Municipal Water and Waste Management, University Duisburg Essen, Essen, Germany
    Chemosphere 85:1481-6. 2011
    ..The reaction constants and half lives are used to predict removal efficiencies for full scale reactors...
  7. doi request reprint Vertical flow soil filter for the elimination of micro pollutants from storm and waste water
    Niklas Janzen
    Institute of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, University Duisburg Essen, Universitätsstr 15, 45141 Essen, Germany
    Chemosphere 77:1358-65. 2009
    ..The elimination performance of the hydrophilic compound NBBS declined to 21%. Balancing studies including the soil of the filter system revealed that degradation or transformation were both relevant elimination mechanism...
  8. doi request reprint Emissions of OTNE (Iso-E-super) - mass flows in sewage treatment plants
    Kai Bester
    Institute of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, University Duisburg Essen, Universitätsstr 15, 45141 Essen, Germany
    Chemosphere 71:2003-10. 2008
    ..2 and 0.8 g per inhabitant which complies with data measured in 13 smaller STPs from Switzerland. The similarity of data suggests that the observed mass flow data might be extrapolated to other European regions...
  9. ncbi request reprint Elimination of organophosphate ester flame retardants and plasticizers in drinking water purification
    Jens Andresen
    Institute of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Waste and Wastewater Management, University of Duisburg Essen, Universitätsstr 15, 45141 Essen, Germany
    Water Res 40:621-9. 2006
    ..The elimination effect of slow underground passage combined with soil passage concerning the halogenated compounds seemed to depend on the hydraulic residence time...
  10. ncbi request reprint Persistence of antibiotics such as macrolides, tiamulin and salinomycin in soil
    Michael P Schlüsener
    Waste and Wastewater Management, University of Duisburg Essen, Campus Essen, Universitaetsstr 15, D 45141 Essen, Germany
    Environ Pollut 143:565-71. 2006
    ..The concentration of roxithromycin remained nearly unchanged during the whole experiment...
  11. ncbi request reprint Emerging pollutants in the North Sea in comparison to Lake Ontario, Canada, data
    Jens Arne Andresen
    Institute for Environmental Analytical Chemistry, University Duisburg Essen, Universitiitsstrage 15, 45141 Essen, Germany
    Environ Toxicol Chem 26:1081-9. 2007
    ..The data seem to indicate either relevant inputs further west of the sampling area or mobilization from the sediments...
  12. ncbi request reprint Determination of steroid hormones, hormone conjugates and macrolide antibiotics in influents and effluents of sewage treatment plants utilising high-performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry with electrospray and atmospheric pressure chem
    Michael P Schlüsener
    Waste and Wastewater Management, University of Duisburg Essen, Campus Essen, Universitaetsstr 15, D 45141 Essen, Germany
    Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom 19:3269-78. 2005
    ..6 to 1.8 ng/L. The maximum concentrations found in influents of a STP was 470 ng/L for estriol and 1200 ng/L for erythromycin...
  13. ncbi request reprint Identification and quantification of pesticides, industrial chemicals, and organobromine compounds of medium to high polarity in the North Sea
    Stefan Weigel
    Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Martin Luther King Platz 6, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
    Mar Pollut Bull 50:252-63. 2005
    ..g., lindane and TCPP, as well as several biogenic and/or anthropogenic organobromine substances, among which bromoindols, -phenols and -anisoles were identified...
  14. ncbi request reprint Degradation of racemic and enantiopure metalaxyl in tropical and temperate soils
    Adolphe Monkiedje
    Institute of Environmental Research, University of Dortmund, Otto Hahn Str 6, D 44227 Dortmund, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 37:707-12. 2003
    ..The results for the major differences in the degradation of the enantiomers may have some implication for the frequency of use as well as the environmental assessment for chiral pesticides...
  15. ncbi request reprint Intercomparison on measurements of PCBs in pork fat during the Belgian PCB-crisis
    Kai Bester
    EC JRC IRMM, Retieseweg, Geel, Belgium
    Anal Bioanal Chem 374:305-13. 2002
    ..On the other hand, PCB 153 showed results rather to the higher side. During this exercise the material was also tested for stability by one of the certifying laboratories...