The Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen (HMGU) is a research institution within the Helmholtz Association, the largest scientific organisation in Germany. The mission of HMGU is to contribute to solving the grand challenges in the field of Environmental Health which face society, science and industry. Within HMGU, the Institute of Groundwater Ecology (IGÖ) focuses on the processes of self-cleaning in groundwater, in particular through microbial processes. Central topics include the anaerobic degradation of benzene and naphthalene.
Main tasks in the project
- Determination of carbon and hydrogen isotope fractionation during PAH degradation (WP2)
- Measurement of carbon and hydrogen isotope ratios at an oil spill site using passive samplers (WP8)