Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg E. Drewes


Jörg E. Drewes

Room:

1109

Phone:

+49.89.289.13713

Telefax:

+49.89.289.13718

e-mail:

jdrewes@tum.de

Workgroup:

Advanced Water Treatment and Water Recycling

Curriculum Vitae

since 2013
Chair Professor, Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering, Technische Universität München
since 2013 Research Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO, USA
2011-2013 Director of Research. NSF Engineering Research Center on Reinventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt). Stanford, UC-Berkeley, New Mexico State University and Colorado School of Mines
2010-2013 Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO, USA. Co-Director, Advanced Water Technology Center (AQWATEC)
2010-2013 Visiting Professor. Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi-Arabia
since 2007 Adjunct Professor, UNSW Water Research Centre, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
2006-2010 Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Engineering Division, Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO, USA
2001-2006 Assistant Professor, Environmental Science and Engineering Division, Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO, USA
1999-2001 Associate Director, National Center for Sustainable Water Supply (NCSWS), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
1997-1999 Visiting Professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
1997 Doctorate in Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.), Technical University of Berlin, Germany
1992-1997 Research Associate, Department of Water Quality Control, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
1992 Dipl. Ing. Environmental Engineering (M.S.), Technical University of Berlin, Germany
1985-1992 Study of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Berlin, Germany

Teaching


Fields of Research


  • Energy efficient water and wastewater treatment engineering
  • Energy recovery from waste streams
  • Distributed water reuse and remotely operated treatment
  • Potable reuse; monitoring strategies and treatment performance assessments
  • Novel design approaches for natural treatment systems (riverbank filtration, aquifer recharge and recovery)
  • State-of-the-art characterization of natural and effluent organic matter and emerging trace organic chemicals (endocrine disrupting compounds, pharmaceutical residues, household chemicals) in natural and engineered systems

Awards and Honors


  • Chair, International Water Association Water Reuse Specialist Group, since 2013
  • Panel Member, Direct Potable Reuse Expert Panel of the State Water Resources Control Board, State of California, 2014-2016, Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Panel Member, National Research Council (NRC) on Decentralized Use of Stormwater and Graywater, 2012-2015, National Academies, Washington, D.C., USA
  • Panel Member, National Research Council (NRC) on Water Reuse, 2008-2011, National Academies, Washington, D.C., USA
  • Member, Research Advisory Council WateReuse Foundation (WRF), Alexandria, VA, USA
  • Chair, Science Advisory Committee on Compounds of Emerging Concern in Recycled Water, California State Water Resources Control Board, Sacramento, CA, USA
  • American Water Works Association Rocky Mountain Section Outstanding Research Award, 2007
  • Dr. Nevis Cook Graduate Teaching Award, Colorado School of Mines, 2003
  • Quentin Mees Research Award for outstanding water-related environmental research in the State of Arizona, 1999
  • Research Scholarship administered by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), 1997 – 1999
  • Willy-Hager Award for outstanding research in the field of water and wastewater treatment, Germany, 1997

Curriculum Vitae and Publications

Publications (Selection)

2017

Contributions to Collections

  • Drewes, J.E., Horstmeyer, N., Michel, P., Khan, S: Producing high-quality recycled water – Producing high-quality recycled water. In: Innovative Wastewater Treatment & Resource Recovery Technologies: Impacts on Energy, Economy and Environment. IWA-Publishing, 2017, 285-295 more… BibTeX

Journal Articles

  • Huber, M.; Welker, A.; Drewes, J.E.; Helmreich, B.: Aktuelle Anforderungen an dezentrale Anlagen zur Behandlung von Verkehrsflächenabflüssen. Straße und Autobahn 68, 2017, 372–380 more… BibTeX
  • Koch, Konrad; Lippert, Thomas; Sabadini, Natalia Hauck; Drewes, Jörg E.: Tube reactors as a novel ultrasonication system for trouble-free treatment of sludges. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry 37, 2017, 464 - 470 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Leix, Carmen; Drewes, Jörg E.; Ye, Liu; Koch, Konrad: Strategies for enhanced deammonification performance and reduced nitrous oxide emissions. Bioresource Technology 236, 2017, 174 - 185 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Nghiem, Long D.; Koch, Konrad; Bolzonella, David; Drewes, Jörg E.: Full scale co-digestion of wastewater sludge and food waste: Bottlenecks and possibilities. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 72, 2017, 354 - 362 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Oladoja, N. A.; Seifert, M. L.; Drewes, J. E.; Helmreich, B.: Influence of organic load on the defluoridation efficiency of nano-magnesium oxide in groundwater. Separation and Purification Technology 174, 2017, 116 - 125 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Stadlmair, Lara F.; Letzel, Thomas; Drewes, Jörg E.; Graßmann, Johanna: Mass spectrometry based in vitro assay investigations on the transformation of pharmaceutical compounds by oxidative enzymes. Chemosphere 174, 2017, 466 - 477 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Hellauer, Karin; Karakurt, Sema; Sperlich, Alexander; Burke, Victoria; Massmann, Gudrun; Hübner, Uwe; Drewes, Jörg E.: Establishing sequential managed aquifer recharge technology (SMART) for enhanced removal of trace organic chemicals: Experiences from field studies in Berlin, Germany. Journal of Hydrology, 2017 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Leix, Carmen; Drewes, Jörg E.; Ye, Liu; Koch, Konrad: Strategies for enhanced deammonification performance and reduced nitrous oxide emissions. Bioresource Technology 236, 2017, 174-185 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

Conference Paper / Poster

  • 12. Karakurt, S., Sperlich, A., Hellauer, K., Hübner, U., Jekel, M., Drewes, J.E.: Großtechnische Validierung der sequentiellen Grundwasseranreicherung. Jahrestagung der Wasserchemischen Gesellschaft, 2017 more… BibTeX
  • Helmreich, B., Huber, M., Rempe, L.M., Drewes, J.E.: Entwicklung einer zweistufigen Behandlungsanlage für Verkehrsflächenabflüsse unter Berücksichtigung urbaner und kommunaler Anforderungen. Aqua Urbanica, 2017 more… BibTeX
  • Hübner, U., Miklos, D., Müller, J., Fajnarova, S., Herzog, B., Drewes, J.E.: Evaluation of alternative concepts for removal of trace organic chemicals from secondary effluents. IWA 10th Micropol & Ecohazard Conference, 2017 more… BibTeX
  • Murgolo, S., Hübner, U. Helmreich, B., Drewes J.E., Mascolo, G.: Investigation of Electrochemical Process For Removal of emerging organic pollutants in Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluents by a Boron-doped Diamond Electrode. 5th European Conference on Environmental Applications of Advanced Oxidation Processes ¬ EAAOP5, 2017 more… BibTeX
  • Strübing, D.; Huber, B.; Lebuhn, M.; Drewes, J.; Koch, K.: Microbial methanation of H2/CO2 in anaerobic trickle bed reactors – A study of microbial biocenosis and nutrient supply strategies under thermophilic conditions. International Conference “Progress in Biogas IV”, 2017 more… BibTeX

2016

Contributions to Collections

  • Drewes, J.E. & Letzel, T.: Assessing Transformation Products of Chemicals by Non-Target and Suspect Screening − Strategies and Workflows Volume 1. In: Assessing Transformation Products of Chemicals by Non-Target and Suspect Screening − Strategies and Workflows. ACS Symposium (Series 1241. edn.), 2016 more… BibTeX

Journal Articles

  • Leix, Carmen; Drewes, Jörg E.; Koch, Konrad: The role of residual quantities of suspended sludge on nitrogen removal efficiency in a deammonifying moving bed biofilm reactor. Bioresource Technology 219, 2016, 212 - 218 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Regnery, Julia; Wing, Alexandre D.; Kautz, Jessica; Drewes, Jörg E.: Introducing sequential managed aquifer recharge technology (SMART) – From laboratory to full-scale application. Chemosphere 154, 2016, 8 - 16 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

Conference Paper / Poster

  • Drewes, J.E., Regnery, J., Hübner, U., Hellauer, K., Müller, J., Li, D.: Revising the Design and Operation of Biofiltration in Water Treatment. Departmental Seminar Series Universität Duisburg-Essen, 2016 more… BibTeX
  • Stadlmair, L., Grassmann, J., Drewes, J.E., Letzel, T.: Mass Spectrometry Based investigations on the transformation of trace organic chemicals. Enzymes in the environment, 2016 more… BibTeX

2015

Journal Articles

  • Huber, M., Welker, A., Drewes, J.E., Helmreich, B.: Auftausalze im Straßenwinterdienst – Aufkommen und Bedeutung für dezentrale Behandlungsanlagen von Verkehrsflächenabflüssen zur Versickerung. gwf Wasser/Abwasser 156 (11), 2015, 1138-1152 more… BibTeX
  • Oladoja, N.A., Drewes, J.E., Helmreich, B.: Assessment of fixed bed of aluminum infused diatomaceous earth as appropriate technology for groundwater defluoridation. Separation and Purification Technology 153, 2015, 108-117 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Regnery, J., Barringer, J., Wing, A.D., Hoppe-Jones, Ch., Teerlink, J., Drewes, J.E.: Start-up performance of a full-scale riverbank filtration site regarding removal of DOC, nutrients, and trace organic chemicals. Chemosphere 127, 2015, 136-142 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Vuono, D.C., Munakata-Marr, J., Spear, J.R., Drewes, J.E.: Disturbance opens recruitment sites for bacterial colonization in activated sludge. Environmental Microbiology, 2015 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

Conference Papers

  • Lindenblatt, C., Drewes, J.E.: Vergleich der Deammonifikation in ein- und zweistufigen SBR-Anlagen. Industrietage Wassertechnik 2015, 201510.-11.11.2015 more… BibTeX

Conference Paper / Poster

  • Burkhardt, T., Grassmann, J., Drewes, J.E., Letzel, T.: Assessment of Cytochrome P450 reactions using real-time ESI-MS: A multiplex approach. ANAKON, 201523.-26.03.2015 more… BibTeX
  • Drewes, J.E.: The California Direct Potable Reuse Initiative -- From Initiation To Implementation. IWA 10th International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse, 201505.-09.07.2015 more… BibTeX
  • Drewes, J.E.: Chemical Contaminants in Treated Wastewater including Groundwater Dimension. European Commission “Water Reuse in Agricultural Irrigation and Aquifer Recharge”, 201525.-26.06.2015 more… BibTeX
  • Drewes, J.E.: A Novel Characterization Tool Using 3D-fluorescence To Facilitate Increased Recycled Water Recharge. IWA 10th International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse, 201505.-09.07.2015 more… BibTeX
  • Drewes, J.E., Horstmeyer, N., Hübner, U.: Advances in Water Reclamation Technologies and Reuse. 3rd IWA Water Research Conference, 201511.-14.01.2015 more… BibTeX
  • Hellauer, K., Hübner, U., Müller, E., Drewes, J.E.: Sequential managed aquifer recharge leads to a high diverse microbial community resulting in a better attenuation of moderate degradable trace organic chemicals (TOrC). Ecology of Soil Microorganisms, 2015 more… BibTeX
  • Huber, B., Drewes, J.E., König R., Müller E.: Characterization of Microbial Communities related to Biogenic Sulfuric Acid Corrosion within different Full-Scale Digesters. ProkaGENOMICS, 201529.09.-02.10.2015 more… BibTeX

2014

Journal Articles

  • Alidina, M., Li, D., Ouf, M., Drewes, J.E.: Role of primary substrate composition and concentration on attenuation of trace organic chemicals in managed aquifer recharge systems. Journal of Environmental Management 144, 2014, 58-66 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Betancourt, W.Q., Kitajima, M., Wing, A.D., Regnery, J.,. Drewes, J.E., Pepper, I.L., Gerba, C.P.: Assessment of virus removal by managed aquifer recharge at three full-scale operations. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering 49 (14), 2014, 1685-1692 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Dandikas, V., Heuwinkel, H., Lichti, F., Drewes, J.E., Koch, K.: Correlation between biogas yield and chemical composition of energy crops. Bioresource Technology 174, 2014, 316-320 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Drewes, J.E., Li, D., Regnery, J., Alidina, M., Wing, A., Hoppe-Jones, C.: Tuning the performance of a natural treatment process using metagenomics for improved trace organic chemical attenuation. Water Science & Technology 69 (3), 2014, 628-633 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Parsekian, A.D., Regnery, J., Wing, A.D., Knight, R., Drewes, J.E.: Geophysical and Hydrochemical Identification of Flow Paths with Implications for Water Quality at an ARR Site. Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation 34 (3), 2014, 105-116 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Plumlee, M., Debroux, J., Taffler, D., Mayer, X., Dahm, K., Hancock, N., Guerra, K., Xu, P., Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.: Coalbed methane produced water screening tool for treatment technology and beneficial use. Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources 5, 2014, 22-34 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

Conference Papers

  • Koch, K., Plabst, M., Helmreich, B., Drewes, J.: Co-digestion of food waste in municipal wastewater treatment plants: Comparison of batch tests and full-scale experiences. IWA Specialist Conference on Global Challenges for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery, 201426.-30.10.2014 more… BibTeX

Conference Paper / Poster

  • Alidina, M., Regnery, J., Drewes, J.E.: Informed design for optimal removal of CECs in MAR systems using parameter based decay constants. IWA Leading Edge Technology Conference, 201429.05.2014 more… BibTeX
  • Alidina, M., Shewchuk, J., Drewes, J.E.: Temperature effects on attenuation of chemicals of emerging concern in simulated managed aquifer recharge. OWWA/OMWA Joint Annual Conference, 201405.05.2014 more… BibTeX
  • Drewes, J.E.: Elimination von Mikroverunreinigungen in den USA und Australien. Umweltcluster Bayern, Arbeitskreis Mikroverunreinigungen, 201408.12.2014 more… BibTeX
  • Drewes, J.E.: Entfernung organischer Spurenstoffe - Untersuchungen alternativer Verfahren für Kläranlagen. Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz, 201418.07.2014 more… BibTeX
  • Drewes, J.E.: Regulatory framework for water reuse in groundwater recharge. IWA World Congress, 201423.09.2014 more… BibTeX
  • Drewes, J.E., Roa, P., Linder, K.: The effectiveness of non-membrane multiple barriers for CECs in potable reuse. IWA Leading Edge Technology Conference, 201429.05.2014 more… BibTeX
  • Vuono, D., Regnery, J., Holloway, R., Li, D., Jones, Z., Drewes, J.E.: Diversity, dynamics and function of active microbial populations in batch-fed activated sludge treatment systems. International Society of Microbiology Conference, 201429.-31.08.2014 more… BibTeX
  • Weißbach, M., Leix, C., Koch, K., Drewes, J.E., Berger, C., Thaler, K., Haisch, C., Nießner, R.: Emissions from wastewater treatment plants – a novel technique for online monitoring of nitrous oxide. IWA Conference on Activated Sludge - 100 Years and Counting, 201412.-14.06.2014 more… BibTeX

2013

Journal Articles

  • Maruya, K.A., Schlenk, S., Anderson, P.D., Denslow, N.D., Drewes, J.E., Olivieri, A.W., Scott, G.I., Snyder, S.A.: An Adaptive, Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy for Chemicals of Emerging Concern (CECs) in California’s Aquatic Ecosystems. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 10 (1), 2013, 69-77 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

Conference Paper / Poster

  • Drewes, J.E., Li, D., Alidina, M., Regnery, J., Sharp, J.O., Müller, L.: Tuning the microbial community in biologically-active filters for enhanced trace organic chemical removal. Seminar, Eawag, 201317.10.2013 more… BibTeX
  • Lindenblatt, C., Drewes, J.E.: Deammonifikation - Energieeffiziente Zentratbehandlung. GFW Seminar „Energy efficiency of wastwater treatment plants - sources of savings“, 201305.-07.11.2013 more… BibTeX
  • Roa-Garduno, P., Kaindl, S., Drewes, J.E., Cath, T.: Towards point-of-entry water treatment for potable reuse. 9th International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse, 201327.-31.10.2013 more… BibTeX