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Thorsten Hüffer, Dr.


Room Number: 2C404
Tel.: +43-1-4277-53383
Fax: +43-1-4277-853383

Research Interests:

Phase transfer processes: (modeling of) fate and transport of organic compounds in environmental systems,  application of nanomaterials in analytical chemistry pre-concentration techniques.

Curriculum Vitae:

Since November 2013: Assistant at the Department for Environmental Geosciences

Doctorate degree in natural science (Dr. rer. nat.) Thesis title: “Sorption of non-ionic organic compounds by carbon-based nanomaterials – Systematic characterization, modeling, and application”.

PhD student/research assistant, Instrumental Analytical Chemistry, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

M.Sc. in Environmental Management, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

B.Sc. in Water Science, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany

Membership and Editor:

•    Member of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
•    Member of the German Waterchemical Society
•    Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
•    Member of the Center for Water and Environmental Research (ZWU)


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Osorio, X. L., Jochmann, M. A., Hüffer, T., Schilling, B., & Schmidt, T. C. (2017). Sorbent material characterization using in-tube extraction needles as inverse gas chromatography column. Journal of Separation Science, 40(11), 2390-2397. DOI: 10.1002/jssc.201601198
Osorio Barajas, X. L., Hüffer, T., Mettig, P., Schilling, B., Jochmann, M. A., & Schmidt, T. C. (2017). Investigation of carbon-based nanomaterials as sorbents for headspace in-tube extraction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 409(15), 3861-3870. DOI: 10.1007/s00216-017-0331-9
Hüffer, T., Sun, H., Kubicki, J., Hofmann, T., & Kah, M. (2017). Interactions between aromatic hydrocarbons and functionalized C60 fullerenes – insights from experimental data and molecular modelling. Environmental Science: Nano, 2017(4), 1045 - 1053. DOI: 10.1039/c7en00139h
Hüffer, T., Praetorius, A., Stephan, W., von der Kammer, F., & Hofmann, T. (2017). Microplastic Exposure Assessment in Aquatic Environments: Learning from Similarities and Differences to Engineered Nanoparticles. Environmental Science & Technology (Washington), 51(5), 2499-2507. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b04054
Sigmund, G., Hüffer, T., Hofmann, T., & Kah, M. (2017). Biochar total surface area and total pore volume determined by N2 and CO2 physisorption are strongly influenced by degassing temperature. Science of the Total Environment, 580, 770-775. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.023
Hüffer, T., & Hofmann, T. (2016). Sorption of non-polar organic compounds by micro-sized plastic particles in aqueous solution. Environmental Pollution, 214, 194-201. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.04.018
Kah, M., Sun, H., Sigmund, G., Hüffer, T., & Hofmann, T. (2016). Pyrolysis of waste materials: Characterization and prediction of sorption potential across a wide range of mineral contents and pyrolysis temperatures. Bioresource Technology, 225-233.
Hüffer, T., Nicole, B., Heß, M., Ivleva, N., Klein, S., Laforsch, C., & Wagner, M. (2016). Kunststoffe in aquatischen Umweltsystemen - Vorstellung einer neuen Fachausschusses. Vom Wasser - das Journal, 26.
Hüffer, T., Schroth, S., & Schmidt, T. C. (2015). Influence of humic acids on sorption of alkanes by carbon nanotubes – Implications for the dominant sorption mode. Chemosphere, 119, 1169-1175. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.09.097
Hüffer, T., Endo, S., Metzelder, F., Schroth, S., & Schmidt, T. C. (2014). Prediction of sorption of aromatic and aliphatic organic compounds by carbon nanotubes using poly-parameter linear free-energy relationships. Water Research, 59, 295-303. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2014.04.029
Hüffer, T., Osorio, X. L., Jochmann, M. A., Schilling, B., & Schmidt, T. C. (2013). Multi-walled carbon nanotubes as sorptive material for solventless in-tube microextraction (ITEX2)-a factorial design study. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 405(26), 8387-8395. DOI: 10.1007/s00216-013-7249-7
Hüffer, T., Kah, M., Hofmann, T., & Schmidt, T. C. (2013). How Redox Conditions and Irradiation Affect Sorption of PAHs by Dispersed Fullerenes (nC60). Environmental Science & Technology (Washington), 47(13), 6935-6942. DOI: 10.1021/es303620c

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