Prof.dr.eng. Thomas Ternes

Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG), Koblenz, Germany

Key Note Lecture: Transformation of emerging contaminants: a challenge for process design

His research has focused on the analysis and fate of organic pollutants, such as pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), in various kinds of environmental matrices.

He was the coordinator of the Pharma-cluster project POSEIDON dealing with the removal of PPCPs in wastewater and drinking water treatment, soil aquifer treatment, and with environmental risk assessment.

Since May 2003, he has been at the Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG) in Koblenz, Germany. Currently he is the PI of the ERC advanced project Athene which elucidates and improves the microbiological transformation of emerging compounds in biological wastewater treatment.

In addition he is the coordinator of the Water JPI project FRAME: A novel Framework to Assess and Manage contaminants of Emerging concern in indirect potable reuse.