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:

Membrane Filtration

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

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)

2019

Journal Articles

  • Macintosh, C.; Astals, S.; Sembera, C.; Ertl, A.; Drewes, J.E.; Jensen, P.D.; Koch, K.: Successful strategies for increasing energy self-sufficiency at Grüneck wastewater treatment plant in Germany by food waste co-digestion and improved aeration. Applied Energy 242, 2019, 797-808 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2018

Journal Articles

  • Bieber, Stefan; Snyder, Shane A.; Dagnino, Sonia; Rauch-Williams, Tanja; Drewes, Jörg E.: Management strategies for trace organic chemicals in water – A review of international approaches. Chemosphere 195, 2018, 410-426 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Dandikas, Vasilis; Heuwinkel, Hauke; Lichti, Fabian; Drewes, Jörg E.; Koch, Konrad: Predicting methane yield by linear regression models: A validation study for grassland biomass. Bioresource Technology 265, 2018, 372-379 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Dandikas, Vasilis; Heuwinkel, Hauke; Lichti, Fabian; Eckl, Thomas; Drewes, Jörg E.; Koch, Konrad: Correlation between hydrolysis rate constant and chemical composition of energy crops. Renewable Energy 118, 2018, 34-42 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Hien, Sebastian; Hansen, Joachim; Drewes, Jörg E.; Koch, Konrad: BioTOOL—a Readily and Flexible Biogas Rate Prediction Tool for End-users. Environmental Modeling & Assessment, 2018 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Miklos, David B.; Hartl, Rebecca; Michel, Philipp; Linden, Karl G.; Drewes, Jörg E.; Hübner, Uwe: UV/H 2 O 2 process stability and pilot-scale validation for trace organic chemical removal from wastewater treatment plant effluents. Water Research 136, 2018, 169-179 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Miklos, David B.; Remy, Christian; Jekel, Martin; Linden, Karl G.; Drewes, Jörg E.; Hübner, Uwe: Evaluation of advanced oxidation processes for water and wastewater treatment – A critical review. Water Research 139, 2018, 118-131 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Stadlmair, Lara F.; Grosse, Sylvia; Letzel, Thomas; Drewes, Jörg E.; Grassmann, Johanna: Comprehensive MS-based screening and identification of pharmaceutical transformation products formed during enzymatic conversion. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 411 (2), 2018, 339-351 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Stadlmair, Lara F.; Grosse, Sylvia; Letzel, Thomas; Drewes, Jörg E.; Grassmann, Johanna: Comprehensive MS-based screening and identification of pharmaceutical transformation products formed during enzymatic conversion. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2018 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

Misc.

  • Drewes, J.E.; Karakurt, S.; Schmid, L.; Bachmaier, M.; Hübner, U.; Clausnitzer, V.; Timmermann, R.; Schätzl, P.; McCurdy, S.: Dynamik der Klarwasseranteile in Oberflächengewässern und mögliche Herausforderung für die Trinkwassergewinnung in Deutschland. , Ed.: Umweltbundesamt: Umweltbundesamt, 2018, more… BibTeX

2017

Journal Articles

  • Huber, Bettina; Hilbig, Harald; Drewes, Jörg E.; Müller, Elisabeth: Evaluation of concrete corrosion after short- and long-term exposure to chemically and microbially generated sulfuric acid. Cement and Concrete Research 94, 2017, 36 - 48 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Koch, Konrad; Lippert, Thomas; Drewes, Jörg E.: The role of inoculum’s origin on the methane yield of different substrates in biochemical methane potential (BMP) tests. Bioresource Technology 243, 2017, 457 - 463 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 )
  • Muntau, Meriam; Schulz, Manoj; Jewell, Kevin S.; Hermes, Nina; Hübner, Uwe; Ternes, Thomas; Drewes, Jörg E.: Evaluation of the short-term fate and transport of chemicals of emerging concern during soil-aquifer treatment using select transformation products as intrinsic redox-sensitive tracers. Science of The Total Environment 583, 2017, 10 - 18 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Regnery, Julia; Lee, Jonghyun; Drumheller, Zachary W.; Drewes, Jörg E.; Illangasekare, Tissa H.; Kitanidis, Peter K.; McCray, John E.; Smits, Kathleen M.: Trace organic chemical attenuation during managed aquifer recharge: Insights from a variably saturated 2D tank experiment. Journal of Hydrology 548, 2017, 641 - 651 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 )
  • Strübing, Dietmar; Huber, Bettina; Lebuhn, Michael; Drewes, Jörg E.; Koch, Konrad: High performance biological methanation in a thermophilic anaerobic trickle bed reactor. Bioresource Technology, 2017, - more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Carvajal, Guido; Branch, Amos; Michel, Philipp; Sisson, Scott A.; Roser, David J.; Drewes, Jörg E.; Khan, Stuart J.: Robust evaluation of performance monitoring options for ozone disinfection in water recycling using Bayesian analysis. Water Research, 2017 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Horstmeyer, Nils; Weißbach, Max; Koch, Konrad; Drewes, Jörg E.: A novel concept to integrate energy recovery into potable water reuse treatment schemes. Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, 2017, jwrd2017051 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Koch, Konrad; Lippert, Thomas; Drewes, Jörg E.: The role of inoculum’s origin on the methane yield of different substrates in biochemical methane potential (BMP) tests. Bioresource Technology 243, 2017, 457-463 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Koch, Konrad; Lippert, Thomas; Hauck Sabadini, Natalia; 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 )
  • Regnery, Julia; Gerba, Charles P.; Dickenson, Eric R. V.; Drewes, Jörg E.: The importance of key attenuation factors for microbial and chemical contaminants during managed aquifer recharge: A review. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 47 (15), 2017, 1409-1452 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Strübing, Dietmar; Huber, Bettina; Lebuhn, Michael; Drewes, Jörg E.; Koch, Konrad: High performance biological methanation in a thermophilic anaerobic trickle bed reactor. Bioresource Technology 245, 2017, 1176-1183 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

Misc.

  • Huber, M., Drewes, J.E., Helmreich, B., Welker, A.: Aktuelle Anforderungen an dezentrale Anlagen zur Behandlung von Verkehrsflächenabflüssen. Straße und Autobahn 5, 2017, 372-380 more… BibTeX

2016

Journal Articles

  • Heim, C.; Rajab, M.; Letzel, T.; Drewes, J. E.; Helmreich, B.: Ozone III: Application of Boron-Doped Diamond Electrodes for Inactivation of Microbial Contaminants in Different Water Matrices. BrewingScience 30 (8), 2016, 21-25 more… BibTeX
  • Horstmeyer, Nils; Huber, Maximilian; Drewes, Jörg E.; Helmreich, Brigitte: Evaluation of site-specific factors influencing heavy metal contents in the topsoil of vegetated infiltration swales. Science of The Total Environment 560–561, 2016, 19 - 28 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Huber, Maximilian; Hilbig, Harald; Badenberg, Sophia C.; Fassnacht, Julius; Drewes, Jörg E.; Helmreich, Brigitte: Heavy metal removal mechanisms of sorptive filter materials for road runoff treatment and remobilization under de-icing salt applications. Water Research 102, 2016, 453 - 463 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Koch, K., Helmreich, B., Drewes, J.E.: Technik der kommunalen Abwasserbehandlung. Technik in Bayern, 2016 more… BibTeX
  • 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 )
  • Maruja, K.A., Dodder,N.G., Sengupta, A., Smith, D.J., Lyons, J.M., Heil, A.T., Drewes, J.E.: Multimedia screening of contaminants of emerging concern (CECS) in coastal urban watersheds in southern California (USA). Environmental Chemistry (35 (8)), 2016, 1986–1994 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Oladoja, N.A.; Hu, S.; Drewes, J.E.; Helmreich, B.: Insight into the defluoridation efficiency of nano magnesium oxide in groundwater system contaminated with hexavalent chromium and fluoride. Separation and Purification Technology 162, 2016, 195 - 202 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Rajab, M.; Heim, C.; Letzel, T.; Drewes, J. E.; Helmreich, B.: Oxidation of bisphenol A by a boron-doped diamond electrode in different water matrices: transformation products and inorganic by-products. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 13 (11), 2016, 2539--2548 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 )
  • Trinh, Trang; Akker, Ben van den; Coleman, Heather M.; Stuetz, Richard M.; Drewes, Jörg E.; Le-Clech, Pierre; Khan, Stuart J.: Seasonal variations in fate and removal of trace organic chemical contaminants while operating a full-scale membrane bioreactor. Science of The Total Environment 550, 2016, 176 - 183 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Vuono, David C.; Munakata-Marr, Junko; Spear, John R.; Drewes, Jörg E.: Disturbance opens recruitment sites for bacterial colonization in activated sludge. Environmental Microbiology 18 (1), 2016, 87--99 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

Misc.

  • Rajab, M., Heim, C., Letzel, T., Drewes, J.E., Helmreich, B.: Electrochemical oxidation of Bisphenol A by a boron-doped diamond electrode in different water matrices: Transformation products and evaluation of inorganic by-products. Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol. 13, 2016, 2539–2548 more… BibTeX

2015

Journal Articles

  • Burkhardt, T., Letzel, T., Drewes, J.E., Grassmann, J.: Comprehensive assessment of Cytochrome P450 reactions: A multiplex approach using real-time ESI-MS. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - General Subjects 1850 (12), 2015, 2573-2581 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Helmreich, B., Huber, M., Drewes, J.E.: Schwermetalle in Metalldachabflüssen und Möglichkeiten zur dezentralen Behandlung. gwf Wasser/Abwasser 156 (12), 2015, 1238-1245 more… BibTeX
  • 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
  • Koch, K., Weißbach, M., Leix, C., Horstmeyer, N., Drewes, J.E.: Gezielte Erzeugung von Lachgas als alternative Behandlung stickstoffreicher Abwasserteilströme einschließlich einer Energierückgewinnung. Umwelt-Technologie und Energie in Bayern, 2015, 50-53 more… BibTeX
  • Li, D., Sharp, J.O., Drewes, J.E.: Influence of Wastewater Discharge on the Metabolic Potential of the Microbial Community in River Sediments. Microbial Ecology 71 (1), 2015, 78-86 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Oladoja, N.A., Chen, S., Drewes, J.E., Helmreich, B.: Characterization of granular matrix supported nano magnesium oxide as an adsorbent for defluoridation of groundwater. Chemical Engineering Journal 281, 2015, 632-643 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

Misc.

  • Koch, K., Weißbach, M., Leix, C., Horstmeyer, N., Drewes, J.E.: Gezielte Erzeugung von Lachgas als alternative Behandlung stickstoffreicher Abwasserteilströme einschließlich einer Energierückgewinnung. Umwelt-Technologie und Energie in Bayern, 2015, 50-53 more… BibTeX

2014

Journal Articles

  • Huber, M., Welker, A., Dierschke, M., Drewes, J.E., Helmreich, B.: Ein neues Laborverfahren zur Ermittlung von Standzeiten dezentraler Anlagen zur Behandlung von Verkehrsflächenabflüssen. gwf Wasser/Abwasser 155 (5), 2014, 630-638 more… BibTeX
  • Li, D., Alidina, M., Drewes, J.E.: Role of primary substrate composition on microbial community structure and function and trace organic chemical attenuation in managed aquifer recharge systems. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 98 (12), 2014, 5747-5756 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Sengupta, A., Lyons, M., Smith, D., Drewes, J.E., Snyder, S., Heil, A., Maruya, K.: The occurrence and fate of chemicals of emerging concern (CECs) in coastal urban rivers receiving discharge of treated municipal wastewater effluent. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 33 (2), 2014, 350-358 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

2013

Journal Articles

  • Disse, M., Drewes, J.E., Rutschmann, P.: Presentation of the International Master Programme “Environmental Engineering” at the Technical University Munich (TUM). Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung 57 (3), 2013, 94-99 more… BibTeX
  • 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 )