Dr. Johanna Lippmann-Pipke
Head Reactive Transport
Phone: +49 351 260 - 4660

Katrin Gerstner
Secretary Neuroradiopharmaceuticals
Secretariat / Research Site Leipzig
Phone: +49 351 260 - 4601, 4600
Fax: +49 351 260 - 4699

 Dr. Lotfollah Karimzadeh  - Reactive Transport Division


Research Interest - Projects - Selected Publications
- Memberships


Research Interests

  •  Fate and transport of environmental contaminants
  •  Reactive and adsorptive solute transport in  porous media
  • Multi-phase flow and solute transport  through interfaces
  • Remediation strategies


Ongoing Projects

  • BioMore: An Alternative Mining Concept - Raw Materials Commitment: Quantifying influence of flow topology (PET/CT) on bioleach efficiency in Blackshale drill cores. H2020 (2015-2018)
  • EcoMetals - Quantifying bioleaching kinetics and efficieny: (3D+t) visualising ore metal mobilisation from Blackshale by means of PET. A joint German-French research project, BMBF-/ANR-funded: Innovative eco-efficient biohydrometallurgy processes for the recovery of strategic and rare metals, 2014-2017

Completed projects

  •  Effect of microbial organic ligands on Cu leaching from ore minerals
  • Metal contamination due to mining operation in south-west of Isfahan city, Iran 2011
  • Effect of microbial organic ligands on metal mobility and bioavailability 2011-2012
  • Remediation of Pb, Cd, and Zn from contaminated soil and water using Zeolites and hyperaccumulators 2012
  • Gas-water-interactions in porous media- modeling and simulation 2012-2013
  • Using image processing techniques in multi-phase flow and transport simulation 2013
  • Using gas injection techniques for remediation of contaminated aquifers 2013-2014

Selected Publications

  •  Lotfollah Karimzadeh, Hermann Heilmeier, Broder J Merkel: Effect of microbial siderophore DFO-B on Cd accumulation by Thlaspi caerulescens hyperaccumulator in the presence of zeolite.. Chemosphere 05/2012; 88(6):683-7.
  •  Lotfallah Karimzadeh, Sreejesh Nair, Broder J. Merkel: Effect of Microbial Siderophore DFOB on Pb, Zn, and Cd Sorption Onto Zeolite. Aquatic Geochemistry 01/2012; 19(1):25.
  •  Lotfollah Karimzadeh, Broder Merkel: Sequential Extraction of Pb, Zn, Cd, and Cu in Contaminated Soils due to Mining Operation in Isfahan-Iran. Goldschmidt; 08/2011
  •  Helmut Geistlinger, Sadjad Mohammadian, Steffen Schlüter, Lotfollah Karimzadeh, Hans-Jörg Vogel: Mass transfer processes across the Capillary Fringe: Quantification of gas-water interface and bubble mediated mass transfer. EGU General Assembly 2013; 04/2013
  •  Sreejesh Nair, Lotfollah Karimzadeh, Broder J. Merkel: Surface complexation modeling of Uranium(VI) sorption on quartz in the presence and absence of alkaline earth metals. Environmental earth sciences 06/2013
  •  Lotfollah Karimzadeh: Assessment of lead, zinc, and cadmium contamination due to mining operation in Isfahan, Iran, using selective-sequential extractions, column leaching protocols and plant uptake patterns. Mine Water Symposium, TU Freiberg 09/2013