Holger Lippold

Holger Lippold
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf | HZDR · Institute of Resource Ecology

Ph.D.

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Introduction
Radiotracer studies for gaining advanced understanding of processes determining the mobility of contaminants in geochemical systems with Natural Organic Matter and other organic complexants
Additional affiliations
January 2010 - present
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
Position
  • Lecturer
July 2005 - present
University of Leipzig
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Lectures on basics of radioactivity, radioanalytics and radiotoxicity for students of chemistry and biochemistry
November 2004 - February 2005
Loughborough University
Position
  • Visiting Scientist
Education
September 1990 - May 1995
University of Leipzig
Field of study
  • Chemistry

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Publications (46)
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The Cover Feature shows the direct enzymatic degradation of post‐consumer PET packaging by a novel metagenomic polyester hydrolase. The monomers can be recovered and used for the production of virgin PET, thereby achieving a closed‐loop plastic recycling process with a low carbon footprint. More information can be found in the Full Paper by C. Sonn...
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Thallium (Tl) is a highly toxic trace metal. Lead (Pb)‑zinc (Zn) smelting, which is a pillar industry in various countries, is regarded as one of the dominant anthropogenic sources of Tl contamination in the environment. In this study, thallium isotope data have been evaluated for raw material and a set of industrial wastes produced at different st...
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Our planet is flooded with plastics and the need for sustainable recycling strategies of polymers has become increasingly urgent. Enzyme‐based hydrolysis of post‐consumer plastic is an emerging strategy for closed‐loop recycling of polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The polyester hydrolase PHL7 isolated from a compost metagenome completely hydrolyze...
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The mobility of contaminant metals in aqueous subsurface environments is largely controlled by their interaction with humic substances as colloidal constituents of Dissolved Organic Matter. Transport models for predicting carrier-bound migration are based on a competitive partitioning process between solid surface and colloids. However, it has been...
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Thallium (Tl) is a dispersed trace metal showing remarkable toxicity. Various anthropogenic activities may generate Tl contamination in river sediments, posing tremendous risks to aquatic life and human health. This paper aimed to provide insight into the vertical distribution, risk assessment and source tracing of Tl and other potentially toxic el...
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As an element with well-known toxicity, excessive thallium (Tl) in farmland soils, may threaten food security and induce extreme risks to human health. Identification of key contamination sources is prerequisite for remediation technologies. This study aims to examine the contamination level, health risks and source apportionment of Tl in common ve...
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Thallium (Tl) is an uncommon toxic element, with an even greater toxicity than that of As, Hg and Cd. Steel-making industry has been identified as an emerging new significant source of Tl contamination in China. This paper presents a pilot investigation of the contamination and geochemical transfer of Tl and associated metal(loid)s in river sedimen...
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Sorption of radionuclides on mineral surfaces retards their migration in the environment of a repository. Presence of organic ligands, however, affects sorption and consequently influences their transport behavior. In this study, we quantify the sorption of Eu(III) onto quartz surfaces as a function of pH in the absence and presence of diethylenetr...
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Thallium (Tl) is a typical toxic metal, which poses a great threat to human health through drinking water and the food chain (biomagnification). China has rich Tl-bearing mineral resources, which have been extensively explored and utilized, leading to release of large amounts of Tl into the environment. However, research on Tl pollution and removal...
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Thallium (Tl) is a very toxic heavy metal. As a part of ongoing investigations, the mobility, sources and fate of Tl were investigated for sediments from a watershed in the northern part of the Pearl River, South China, whose catchment has been seriously impacted by large-scale Pb–Zn smelting activities onshore. A wide dispersion of severe Tl conta...
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Adsorption and transport of the herbicide 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid (MCPA) in a homogeneous sand-goethite system were investigated as a function of pH. Interaction of MCPA with the solid surface was geochemically modeled according to the charge distribution multisite complexation (CD-MUSIC) approach. Based on this calibration, retardation...
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Interaction between groundwater contaminants (e.g. radioactive elements), soil and humic matter plays a crucial role in transport prognoses. This type of interaction, denoted as the ternary problem, may speed up propagation of a contaminant in comparison with the case in the absence of humic compounds. It is very difficult (almost impossible) to fi...
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For Kupferschiefer mining established pyrometallurgical and acidic bioleaching methods face numerous problems. This is due to the finely grained and dispersed distribution of the copper minerals, the complex mineralogy, comparably low copper content, and the possibly high carbonate and organic content in this ore. Leaching at neutral pH seemed wort...
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As part of ongoing environmental investigations of U mining impacts, forty-two sediment samples of a nearly-half-meter-long sediment core retrieved from a natural reservoir near an active uranium (U) mining site, South China were analyzed to quantify the extent of U release and identify U release mechanism within the riverine catchment. Enrichment...
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Thallium is a trace metal with a toxicity greater than that of Pb, Cd and Hg. This study complements the authors’ previous research, with main focus on contamination by Tl and accompanying metals (Pb, Zn, Cd, and Cu) in sediments from an area historically affected by Pb-Zn smelting in Shaoguan city (northern Guangdong Province, South China). In ord...
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Thallium (Tl) is a highly toxic rare element. Severe Tl poisoning can cause neurological brain damage or even death. The present study was designed to investigate contents of Tl and other associated heavy metals in arable soils and twelve common vegetables cultivated around a steel plant in South China, a newly-found initiator of Tl pollution. Pote...
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Acid Cu leaching from the European Kupferschiefer ore deposits is a challenge e.g. due to its high carbonate content. In this study, we investigated the transport behaviour of Cu under conditions related to a biohydrometallurgical leaching approach using neutrophil microorganisms in neutral to slightly alkaline solutions. We studied the effect of t...
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Complexation with dissolved humic matter can be crucial in controlling the mobility of toxic or radioactive contaminant metals. For speciation and transport modelling, a dynamic equilibrium process is commonly assumed, where association and dissociation run permanently. This is, however, questionable in view of reported observations of a growing re...
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High salinity and natural organic matter are both known to facilitate migration of toxic or radioactive metals in geochemical systems, but little is known on their combined effect. We investigated complexation of Tb(III) and Eu(III) (as analogues for trivalent actinides) with fulvic acid and their adsorption onto a natural clay in the presence of N...
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Thallium (Tl) is a non-essential element in humans and it is considered to be highly toxic. In this study, the contents, sources, and dispersal of Tl were investigated in surface sediments from a riverine system (the western Pearl River Basin, China), whose catchment has been contaminated by mining and roasting of Tl-bearing pyrite ores. The isotop...
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Thallium (Tl) is a toxic and non-essential heavy metal. Raw Pb–Zn ores and solid smelting wastes from a large Pb–Zn smelting plant – a typical thallium (Tl) pollution source in South China, were investigated in terms of Tl distribution and fractionation. A modified IRMM (Institute for Reference Materials and Measurement, Europe) sequential extracti...
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Thallium is a highly toxic element, whose geochemical dispersion, transfer and potential health risks in aquatic systems are far from understood. This study aims to investigate the distribution of Tl in the surface water from an ultra-large Tl-bearing pyrite open-mining site and its associated riverine system of Yunfu city, western of the Pearl Riv...
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The mobility of contaminants in the subsurface hydrosphere can be governed by their interaction with aquatic humic substances, which may act as carriers. For modelling migration processes, retardation of humic molecules at mineral surfaces must be considered. There is, however, a lack of clarity concerning the reversibility of adsorption of these n...
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The applicability of equilibrium models for humic-bound transport of toxic or radioactive metals is affected by kinetic processes leading to an increasing inertness of metal–humic complexes. The chemical background is not yet understood. It is widely believed that bound metals undergo an in-diffusion process within the humic colloids, changing from...
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The sorption behaviour of the severely toxic heavy metal thallium (Tl) as a monovalent cation onto three representative materials (goethite, pyrolusite and a natural sediment sampled from a field site) was examined as a function of pH in the absence and presence of two natural humic acids (HAs), using 204Tl(I) as a radiotracer. In order to obtain a...
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Two humic acids (HAs) were isolated from contaminated river sediments present under comparative conditions in the Pearl River Basin, China. YFHA (the HA extracted at an open pyrite mining area in Yunfu) exhibited a lower absorption intensity for certain bands in the Fourier transform infrared spectra, a lower E4/E6 value (the UV absorbances at 465...
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Thallium (Tl) is a rare element of high toxicity. Sediments sampled in three representative locations near industries utilizing Tl-containing raw materials from the Pearl River Basin, China were analyzed for their total Tl contents and the Tl contents in four sequentially extracted fractions (i.e., weak acid exchangeable, reducible, oxidizable, and...
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Four fluvial sediment cores were geochemically analysed for their major elements and for their trace metal contents and represent a sensitive environmental record for heavy metal contamination in a pyrite mining area, Pearl River Basin, South China. While an identification of depositional and post-depositional processes is not possible by means of...
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Migration of contaminants with low affinity for the aqueous phase is essentially governed by interaction with mobile carriers such as humic colloids. Their impact is, however, not sufficiently described by interaction constants alone since the humic carriers themselves are subject to a solid-liquid distribution that depends on geochemical parameter...
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Mobilization of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) by surfactants, present at contaminated sites or deliberately introduced for remediation purposes, is inevitably associated with the influence of humic substances, which are ubiquitous in natural systems. Therefore, the solubilizing effects of anthropogenic and natural amphiphiles must be consi...
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Natural organic matter (NOM) formed under urban conditions exhibits characteristic features reflecting the diversity of anthropogenically influenced soils. These NOM species indicate the state of the urban soil in respect of humification as well as contaminant loads and transport. Humic and fulvic acids isolated at two dump sites in the municipal a...
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This article was published in the journal, Chemosphere [© Elsevier]. It is also available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00456535 Aiming at an assessment of counteractive effects on colloid-borne migration of actinides in the event of release from an underground repository, competition by Fe(III) in respect of metal complexation b...
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The solvent-tolerant strain Pseudomonas putida DOT-T1E was grown in batch fermentations in a 5-liter bioreactor in the presence and absence of 10% (vol/vol) of the organic solvent 1-decanol. The growth behavior and cellular energetics, such as the cellular ATP content and the energy charge, as well as the cell surface hydrophobicity and charge, wer...
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The strain Pseudomonas putida DOT-T1E was tested for its ability to tolerate second phases of different alkanols for their use as solvents in two-liquid-phase biotransformations. Although 1-decanol showed an about 10-fold higher toxicity to the cells than 1-octanol, the cells were able to adapt completely to 1-decanol only and could not be adapted...
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Mobilization of actinides by interaction with humic colloids in aquifers is essentially determined by the geochemical conditions. In this study, the pH dependence of the influence of humic acid on metal adsorption on a variety of geological solids (kaolinite, phyllite, diabase, granite, sand) was investigated for Tb(III) as an analogue of trivalent...
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With the objective to assess the relevance of competitive effects in respect of the humic colloid-borne migration of actinides in case of release, the influence of Al(III) on humate complexation of La(III) as an analogue of trivalent actinides was investigated for various humic materials by using 140La as a radioactive tracer, allowing measurements...
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Natural and synthetic humic substances (HS) were labelled with 111In and 131I in order to investigate their partition behaviour in the octanol water system as well as their mobility in a gel chromatographic separation system. Labelling techniques were evaluated with regard to stability and selectivity. The metallic marker exhibits an increased affi...
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The adsorption isotherm of the nonionic surfactant decanoyl-N-methylglucamide (MEGA-10) on silica gel exhibits two steps, the latter of which arising from the formation of micelle-like surface aggregates, as is evident from coadsorption experiments with phenol. Deviating from general adsorption characteristics of surfactants on hydrophilic substrat...
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Investigations on the interaction of dissolved and adsorbed surfactant aggregates with other solutes were conducted in order to improve the basic knowledge for the development of alternative separation technologies. The phase behaviour of the chosen model system gives rise to a revision of the commonly assumed equivalence of micellar incorporation...
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The nonionic surfactant decanoyl-N-methylglucamide (MEGA-10) causes a pronounced decrease in the solubility of phenol in water. Despite the absence of the expected solubilizing effect, the micelles were shown to incorporate the additive as a cosurfactant. It could be located on the basis of shifts in the proton NMR spectrum of the micellized surfac...

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