Measurement and modelling of transport and reactivity of trace organic compounds in hyporheic zones

Anja Höhne

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Trace organic compounds (TrOCs), such as pharmaceuticals, impair water quality of water resources globally and pose great ecotoxicological risks. Understanding the factors that influence TrOC reactivity under natural conditions is vital in managing water resources sustainably and, ultimately, preserving aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem health. The hyporheic zone, the interface of streambed sediments, where surface water and groundwater mix, possesses significant capacities to reduce TrOC loads. The present thesis provides a novel framework, comprising innovative sampling and modelling methods, to investigate the processes that drive TrOC reactivity in natural hyporheic sediments.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • McCallum, Jim, Supervisor
  • Prommer, Henning, Supervisor
  • Lewandowski, Jörg, Supervisor, External person
Thesis sponsors
Award date4 Apr 2023
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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