Holger Schuettrumpf

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Increasing frequency and intensity of flood events are major concerns in the context of climate change. In addition to the direct hydrological implications of such events, potential ecotoxicological impacts are of increasing interest. It is vital to understand mechanisms of contaminant uptake from suspended particulate matter (SPM) and related effects in(More)
As a consequence of global climate change, we will be likely facing an increasing frequency and intensity of flood events. Thus, the ecotoxicological relevance of sediment re-suspension is of growing concern. It is vital to understand contaminant uptake from suspended sediments and relate it to effects in aquatic biota. Here we report on a computational(More)
There is a consensus within the scientific community that sediments act as a long-term sink for a variety of organic and inorganic pollutants, which, however, can re-enter the water column upon resuspension of deposited material under certain hydraulic conditions such as flood events. Within the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive, it(More)
An effective biological early warning system for the detection of water contamination should employ undemanding species that rapidly react to the presence of contaminants in their environment. The demonstrated reaction should be comprehensible and unambiguously evidential of the contamination event. This study utilized 96h post fertilization zebrafish(More)
For predictive numerical simulations of subsurface floods (groundwater head rise due to high water in a contiguous river), it is important to know how to represent the bank storage process in a numerical groundwater model. Whilst leakage approaches are frequently used for modeling bank storage, another option is the application of a head boundary condition.(More)
This manuscript concerns the decrease of the structural strength of rigid pipes made of homogeneous materials due to bed load erosion, caused by different concentrations of hard solid particles transported by the sanitary sewage, or surface runoff. Such a phenomenon has been observed in combined sanitary systems (CSS), as well as in force mains delivering(More)
In recent years evolutionary computing algorithms have been proposed to solve many engineering problems. Genetic algorithms, Neural Networks, and Cellular Automata are the branches of evolutionary computing techniques. In this study, it is proposed to simulate the contaminant transport in porous media using a Cellular Automaton. The physical processes and(More)
Protecting our water resources in terms of quality and quantity is considered one of the big challenges of the twenty-first century, which requires global and multidisciplinary solutions. A specific threat to water resources, in particular, is the increased occurrence and frequency of flood events due to climate change which has significant environmental(More)
The migration of the species of chromium and ammonium in groundwater and their effective remediation depend on the various hydro-geological characteristics of the system. The computational modeling of the reactive transport problems is one of the most preferred tools for field engineers in groundwater studies to make decision in pollution abatement. The(More)
The riverbed embodies an important ecotone for many organisms. It is also an interface between groundwater and surface water, two systems that feature numerous distinctions. The riverbed therefore exhibits many physical and biochemical gradients e.g. flow velocity, temperature, oxygen or nutrient concentration. If the riverbed however becomes clogged(More)