AGDE Publikationen


  • Netzel, L.; Heldt, S.; Engler, S.; Denecke, M. (2021): The importance of public risk perception for the effective management of pluvial floods in urban areas: A case study from Germany. In: J. Flood Risk Manage 79 (3), S. 1913. DOI: 10.1111/jfr3.12688

  • Netzel, L.; Heldt, S.; Denecke, M. (2021): Analyzing Twitter communication about heavy precipitation events to improve future risk communication and disaster reduction in Germany. In: Urban Water Journal 91 (3), S. 1–10. DOI: 10.1080/1573062X.2021.1878241

  • Netzel, L.; Drewing, E.; Netzel, L.; Denecke, M. (2021): Understanding Public Acceptance of a Multifunctional Water Plaza: A Case Study. In: Water 13 (4), S. 576. DOI: 10.3390/w13040576.



Steiner, C., Nolte, H., Azizan, A., Krüger, M., Denecke, M., Rehorek, A. (2019) Quantitative proteomics for monitoring microbial dynamics in activated sludge from landfill leachate treatment. Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., 2019,5, 1092-1101


  • Schulte, M., Jochmann, M. A., Gehrke, T., Denecke, M., Schmidt, T. C. (2018) Carbon Isotopic Fractionation via Diffusion in a Coarse Material. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 19, pp 3246-3253,

  • Wang, Q., Tan, G.Y.A., Azari, M., Huang, X., Denecke, M., Men, Y., Jung, J.Y., Okabe, S., Ali, M., Huang, Y.T. and Wu, Z. (2018) Insights into the roles of anammox bacteria in post-treatment of anaerobically-treated sewage. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 48(6), pp.655-684

  • Dunkel, T., de León Gallegos, E. L., Bock, C., Lange, A., Hoffmann, D., Boenigk, J., Denecke, M. (2018) Illumina sequencing for the identification of filamentous bulking and foaming bacteria in industrial activated sludge plants. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 15, Issue 6, pp 1139-1158. DOI:

  • Denecke und Steuernagel (2018) Biologische Abwasserreinigung, in: Chmiel, H., Takors, R., Weuster-Botz, D. (Eds.), Bioprozesstechnik. Springer Spektrum.

  • Azari, M., Le, A.V., Lübken, M. and Denecke, M. (2018) Model-based analysis of microbial consortia and microbial products in an anammox biofilm reactor. Water Science and Technology, 81, DOI: 10.2166/wst.2018.081

  • Steuernagel, L., de León Gallegos, E. L., Azizan, A., Dampmann, A., Azari, M., Denecke, M. ​​(2018) Availability of carbon sources on the ratio of nitrifying microbial biomass in an industrial activated sludge. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation. Article in Press.

  • Budryte, P., Heldt, S., Denecke, M. (2018) Foundations of the participatory approach in the Mekong River basin management. Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 622-623, pp. 349-361


  • Han, P., Klümper, U.,Wrong, A., Li, M., Lin, J.-G., Quan, Z., Denecke, M., Gu, J.-D. (2017) Assessment of molecular detection of anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing (anammox) bacteria in different environmental samples using PCR primers based on 16S rRNA and functional genes. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vol. 101, Issue 20, pp. 7689-7702

  • Azari, M., Lübken, M., Denecke, M. (2017) Simulation of simultaneous anammox and denitrification for kinetic and physiological characterization of microbial community in a granular biofilm system. Biochemical Engineering Journal 127, pp. 206-216
  • Meng, H., Yang, Y.-C., Lin, J.-G., Denecke, M., Gu, J.-D. (2017) Occurrence of anammox bacteria in a traditional full-scale wastewater treatment plant and successful inoculation for new establishment.  Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 120, pp. 224-231
  • Schulte, M., Jochmann, M.A., Gehrke, T., Thom, A., Ricken, T., Denecke, M., Schmidt, T. (2017) Characterization of methane oxidation in a simulated landfill cover system by comparing molecular and stable isotope mass balances.  Waste Management
  • Azari, M.; Lübken, M.; Denecke, M. (2017) Simulation of simultaneous anammox and denitrification for kinetic and physiological characterization of microbial community in a granular biofilm system. Biochemical Engineering Journal, accepted. DOI:
  • Azari, M.; Le, A.V.; Denecke, M. (2017) Population Dynamic of Microbial Consortia in a Granular Activated Carbon-Assisted Biofilm Reactor: Lessons from Modelling. In Frontiers International Conference on Wastewater Treatment and Modelling (pp. 588-595). Ed. Mannina, G., part of Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Vol 4. Springer, Cham, Switzerland. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-58421-8.
  • Meng, H.; Yang, Y.C.; Lin, J.G.; Denecke, M.: Gu, J.D. (2017) Occurrence of anammox bacteria in a traditional full-scale wastewater treatment plant and then successful inoculation into another. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation (2017). DOI:
  • Azari, M.; Walter, U.; Rekers, V.; Denecke, M. (2017) More than a decade of landfill leachate treatment with a full-scale anammox plant combining activated sludge and activated carbon biofilm. Chemospere (2017), accepted. DOI: 10.1016/jchemosphere.2017.01.123.
  • Heldt, S.; Rodríguez-de-Francisco, J.C.; Dombrowsky, I.; Feld, C.K.; Karthe, D. (2017) Is the EU WFD suitable to support IWRM planning in non-European countries? Lessons learnt from the introduction of IWRM and River Basin Management in Mongolia. Environmental Science & Policy 75 (September), 28–37. DOI: 


  • Dias, P.A.; Dunkel, T.; Fajado, D.A.S.; de León Gallegos, E.L.; Denecke, M.; Wiedemann, P.; Schneider, F.K.; Suhr, H. (2016) Image processing for identification and quantification of filamentous bacteria in in situ acquired images, BioMed Eng OnLine (2016). DOI 10.1186/s12938-016-0197-7
  • Dunkel, T.;  Dias, P.A.;  De León Gallegos, E.L.;  Tacke, V.;  Schielke, A.;  Hesse, T.;  Fajado, D.A.S.;  Suhr, H.;  Wiedemann, P.; Denecke, M. (2016) In situ microscopy as a tool for the monitoring of filamentous bacteria: A case study in an industrial activated sludge system dominated by M. parvicella. Water Science and Technology, Volume 73), pp.  1333-134. DOI: 10.2166/wst.2015.612
  • Dunkel, León Gallegos, E.L.; Schönsee, C.D; Hesse, T.; Jochmann, M.; Wingender, J.; Denecke, M. (2016) Evaluating the influence of wastewater composition on the growth of Microthrix parvicella by GCxGC/qMS and real-time PCR. Water Research (88), pp. 510-523. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2015.10.027
  • Heldt, S.; Budryte, P.; Ingensiep, H.W.; Teichgräber, B.; Schneider, U.; Denecke, M. (2016) Social Pitfalls for River Restoration - How Public Participation Uncovers Problems with Public Acceptance. Environmental Earth Sciences. Environ Earth Sci (2016) 75: 1053. doi:10.1007/s12665-016-5787-y
  • Karthe, D.; Heldt, S.; Rost, G.; Ilian, J.; Heppeler, J.; Sullivan, C.; Stäudel, J.; Scharaw, B.; Westerhoff, T.; Sigel, K.; Watson, V. & Borchardt, D. (2016): Modular Concept for Municipal Water Management in the Kharaa River Basin, Mongolia. Borchardt, D. & Ibisch, R. (2016): Integrated Water Resources Management: Concept, Research and Implementation, pp. 649-681. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-25071-7_25
  • Azari, M.; Walter, U.; Rekers, V.; Denecke, M. (2016) Ten-year experience with a full scale anammox plant combining activated sludge with activated carbon biofilm. The 9th Asia-Pacific Landfill Symposium in 2016 (APLAS2016). Hong Kong, China, accepted and to be printed in the conference proceeding.
  • Azari, M.; Lübken, M.; Denecke, M. (2016) Multispecies granular biofilm modelling for simultaneous anammox and denitrification processes in batchsystems. In: Sauvage, S.; Sánchez-Pérez, J.M., Rizzoli, A.E. (Eds.), 2016). Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Environmental Modelling and Software, Jul 10-14, Toulouse, France. ISBN: 978-88-9035-745-9.



  • Mölle r, J., Gehrke, T., Steuernagel, L., Denecke, M.: Gen specific quantification of bacterial cells in activated sludge systems, poster presentation, 6th Congress of European Microbiologists, 7-11 Juni 2015, Maastricht, Niederlande

  • Ke, Y.; Azari, M.; Han, P., Görtz, I.; Ji-Dong Gu, J.-D.; Denecke, M.: Microbial community of nitrogen-converting bacteria in anammox granular sludge. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, Volume 103, September 2015, Pages 105-115

  • Möller, J.; Gehrke, T.; Eisinger, M.; Denecke, M.:  Methoden zur Überwachung und Steuerung eines biologischen Laugungsprozesses, Tagungsband: 5. Wissenschaftskongress Abfall- und Ressourcenwirtschaft, 19-20 März 2015, ISBN 978-3-902936-66-0

  • Gehrke, T.; Möller, J.; Denecke, M.:  Biologischer Methanabbau in flüssigen Filtermedien zur Steigerung der Raumleistung von Deponiegasbehandlungsanlagen, Tagungsband: 5. Wissenschaftskongress Abfall- und Ressourcenwirtschaft, 19-20 März 2015, ISBN 978-3-902936-66-0 (ausgezeichnet vom DGAW)

  • Denecke, M.; Widmann, R.; Gehrke, T.; Thom, A.: Methanoxidation in der Deponieoberfläche, Zeitgemäße Deponietechnik 2015 – Stuttgarter Berichte zur Abfallwirtschaft (Band 118), Hrsg. M. Kranert , 12. März 2015 , ISBN 978-3-8356-7281-9

  • Karthe, D.; Hofmann, J.; Ibisch, R.; Heldt, S.; Westphal, K.; Menzel, L.; Avlyush, S. & Malsy, M. (2015): Science-Based IWRM Impelementation in a Data-Scarce Central Asian Region: Experiences from a Research and Development Project in the Kharaa River Basin, Mongolia.Water 2015, 7(7), 3486-3514; doi: 10.3390/w7073486

  • Hofmann, J.; Karthe, D.; Ibisch, R.; Schäffer, M.; Avlyush, S.; Heldt, S. & Kaus, A. (2015): Initial Characterization and Water Quality Assessment of Stream Landscapes in Nothern Mongolia. Water 2015, 7(7), 3166-3205; doi: 10.3390/w7073166

  • Heldt, S.; Karthe, D. & Feld, C. (2015): The EU-WFD as an implementation Tool for IWRM in non-European countries - Case Study: Mongolia. In: Karthe, D.; Chalov, S.; Kasimov, N. & Kappas, M. (Eds.) (2015): Waster and Environment int he Selenga-Baikal Basin: International Research Cooperation for an Ecoregion of Global Relevance, pp. 281-299. Stuttgart: ibidem.

  • Karthe, D. & Heldt, S. (2015): Challanges for Science-Based IWRM Implementation in Mongolia: Experience from the Kharaa River Basin. In: Karthe, D.; Chalov, S.; Kasimov, N. & Kappas, M. (Eds.) (2015): Waster and Environment int he Selenga-Baikal Basin: International Research Cooperation for an Ecoregion of Global Relevance, pp. 265-280. Stuttgart: ibidem.

  • Azari, M.; Lübken, M.; Denecke, M. (2015) Simulation of simultaneous anammox and denitrification, Deammonification 2015: State-of-the-art and future perspectives conference, Nov 13-14, Taoyuan, Taiwan, executive proceedings and book of abstracts, pp. 12,13.


  • Möller, J.; Gehrke, T.; Eisinger, M.; Denecke, M.: Ansätze für eine großtechnische Umsetzung eines biologischen Laugungsverfahrens zur Rückgewinnung von Schwermetallen aus Elektro- und Elektronikschrott; Tagungsband: 4. Wissenschaftskongress der Abfall- und Ressourcenwirtschaft, Münster, 27. und 28. März 2014; ISBN 9783981114249 (ausgezeichnet mit dem Wissenschaftspreis „Abfall- und Ressourcenwirtschaft“ der DGAW)
  • Gehrke, T.; Sindern, A.; Denecke, M.: Die biologische Methanoxidation: Simulation und Validierung eines thermodynamisch konsistenten Modells; Tagungsband: 4. Wissenschaftskongress der Abfall- und Ressourcenwirtschaft, Münster, 27. und 28. März 2014; ISBN 9783981114249


  • Dunkel, T.; Stürznickel, K.H.; Möller, J.; Denecke, M.: Pilotversuche zur mechanischen und chemischen Schaum- und Schwimmschlammbekämpfung auf Industriekläranlagen; DWA Tagungsband Industrietage Wasserwirtschaft; Fulda; 2013
  • Gehrke, T.; Möller, J.; Denecke, M.: Use of quantitative fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) to determine the methane oxidation capacity in landfill covers; Proceedings Sardinia Symposium 2013, Margarita di Pula, Italy, 30. September -.4. October 2013; ISBN 9788862650281
  • Gehrke, T.; Möller, J.; Denecke, M.; Widmann, R.: Mikro- und molekularbiologische Methoden zur quantitativen und qualitativen Erfassung von Einflussgrößen der biologischen Methanoxidation, 3. Wissenschaftskongress der Abfall- und Recourcenwirtschaft, Stuttgart 2013, ISBN 978-3-9815546-0-1

  • Ricken, T.; Sindern, A.;Bluhm, J.; Widmann, R.; Denecke, M.; Gehrke, T.; Schmidt, T.C.: Concentration driven phase transitions in multiphase porous media with application to methane oxidation in landfill cover layers. Z. Angew. Math. Mech., 1 – 14 (2013) / DOI10.1002/zamm.201200198. Published online 26 August 2013.

  • Volmerg, P.; Denecke, M.: In-Situ Membrantestanlage: Chancen und Möglichkeiten zur Optimierung von Filtrationsanlagen. 10. Aachener Tagung Wasser und Membranen, 29. und 30. Oktober 2013, Aachen; veröffentlicht in: Membrantechnik in der Wasseraufbereitung und Abwasserbehandlung, 10. Aachener Tagung Wasser und Membranen, J. Pinnekamp, M. Wesseling, Aachen 2013, ISBN 3-8107-01785


    • Denecke, M.; Eilmus, S.; Röder, N.; Roesch, C.; Bothe, H.: Molecular identification of the microbial diversity in two activated sludge reactors. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 93:1725–1734
    • Denecke, M.: Rohstoffquelle Abwasser oder: Das ambivalente Verhältnis des Menschen zu seiner Notdurft. In: Hygiene und Kultur, Hans Werner Ingensiep & Walter Popp (Hrsg.): Essen: Oldib Verlag 2012. ISBN 978-3-939556-34-3
    • Gehrke, T; Möller, J.: Standardization of molecular biology methods for the optimization of wastewater treatment plants, Singapur international Water Week, YWTS, Sunday 1 July 2012
    • Walter, U.; Rekers, V.; Denecke, M.: Neuere Entwicklungen in der Sickerwasserreinigung durch Deammonifikation. In: Zeitgemäße Deponietechnik 2012, Martin Kranert (Hrsg.), Oldenbourg Industrieverlag GmbH, München