Georg Waldner

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Tungsten trioxide thin films on transparent substrates (glass and F:SnO(2) or ITO-coated glass) were prepared by layer-by-layer brush painting and spin-coating using organic precursors. Well-crystallized WO(3) with monoclinic structure was formed on all substrates after annealing at 500 degrees C or above. The dense semiconducting films are specular and(More)
Photocatalytically active thin TiO(2) films were produced by spin-coating or dip-coating an alkoxy precursor onto a transparent conducting electrode substrate and by thermal oxidation of titanium metal. The thin films were used to study the photoelectrocatalytic or photoelectrochemical degradation of oxalic acid and 4-chlorophenol (4-CP) under near UV(More)
Nanoscale zero-valent iron particles (nZVI) are already applied for in-situ dechlorination of halogenated organic contaminants in the field. We performed batch experiments whereby trichloroethene (TCE) was dehalogenated by nZVI under different environmental conditions that are relevant in practice. The tested conditions include different ionic strengths,(More)
Purpose The sorption behavior of the herbicide 4-chloro-2methylphenoxyacetic acid (MCPA) to three different artificial soil mixtures was investigated. Artificial soils serve as model systems for improving understanding of sorption phenomena. Materials and methods The soils consisted of quartz, ferrihydrite, illite, montmorillonite, and charcoal. In a(More)
The combination of TiO2-assisted photocatalysis and ozonation in the degradation of nitrogen-containing substrates such as alkylamines, alkanolamines, heterocyclic and aromatic N-compounds has been investigated. A laboratory set-up was designed and the influence of the structure of the N-compound, the TiO2 and ozone concentration on the formation of(More)
Extensive contamination of grassland with cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn) is a typical problem close to Pb/Zn smelter sites. The entry of Cd or Pb into the food chain is very likely, as are toxicity effects of Zn in plants. Previous promising results from pot and field experiments showed the high potential of using amendments for immobilisation to(More)
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