1. Otten, C., Dassler, B., Teitz, S., Iannotta, J., Eichinger, F., Seibt, A., Kuhn, D., and Würdemann, H. (2021): Interactions between the calcium scaling inhibitor NC47.1 B, geothermal fluids, and microorganisms – results of in situ monitoring in the Bavarian Molasse Basin (Germany) and accompanying laboratory experiments, Adv. Geosci., 54, 217–227, DOI:
  2. Westphal, A., Eichinger, F., Eichinger, L., Würdemann, H. (2019): Change in the microbial community of saline geothermal fluids amended with a scaling inhibitor: effects of heat extraction and nitrate dosage. - Extremophiles, 23, 3, pp. 283-304. DOI:
  3. Kabuth, A., Dahmke, A., Beyer, C., Bilke, L., Dethlefsen, F., Dietrich, P., Duttmann, R., Ebert, M., Feeser, V., Görke, U., Köber, R., Rabbel, W., Schanz, T., Schäfer, D., Würdemann, H., Bauer, S. (2017): Energy storage in the geological subsurface: dimensioning, risk analysis and spatial planning: the ANGUS+ project. - Environmental Earth Sciences, 76, 23. DOI:
  4. Kasina, M., Bock, S., Würdemann, H., Pudlo, D., Picard, A., Lichtschlag, A., März, C., Wagenknecht, L., Wehrmann, L. M., Vogt, C., Meister, P. (2017): Mineralogical and geochemical analysis of Fe-phases in drill-cores from the Triassic Stuttgart Formation at Ketzin CO2 storage site before CO2 arrival. - Environmental Earth Sciences, 76, 161. DOI:
  5. Kleyböcker, A., Lienen, T., Kasina, M., Westphal, A., Teitz, S., Eichinger, F., Seibt, A., Wolfgramm, M., Würdemann, H. (2017): Effects of heat shocks on biofilm formation and the influence on corrosion and scaling in a geothermal plant in the North German Basin. - Energy Procedia, 125, pp. 268-272. DOI:
  6. Lienen, T., Lüders, K., Halm, H., Westphal, A., Köber, R., Würdemann, H. (2017): Effects of thermal energy storage on shallow aerobic aquifer systems: temporary increase in abundance and activity of sulfate-reducing and sulfur-oxidizing bacteria. - Environmental Earth Sciences, 76, 261. DOI:
  7. Pellizzari, L., Lienen, T., Kasina, M., Würdemann, H. (2017): Influence of drill mud on the microbial communities of sandstone rocks and well fluids at the Ketzin pilot site for CO2 storage. - Environmental Earth Sciences, 76, 77. DOI:
  8. Westphal, A., Kleyböcker, A., Jesußek, A., Lienen, T., Köber, R., Würdemann, H. (2017): Aquifer heat storage: abundance and diversity of the microbial community with acetate at increased temperatures. - Environmental Earth Sciences, 76, 66. DOI:
  9. Pellizzari, L., Morozova, D., Neumann, D., Kasina, M., Klapperer, S., Zettlitzer, M., Würdemann, H. (2016): Comparison of the microbial community composition of pristine rock cores and technical influenced well fluids from the Ketzin pilot site for CO2 storage. - Environmental Earth Sciences, 75, 1323. DOI:
  10. Westphal, A., Lerm, S., Miethling-Graff, R., Seibt, A., Wolfgramm, M., Würdemann, H. (2016): Effects of plant downtime on the microbial community composition in the highly saline brine of a geothermal plant in the North German Basin. - Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 100, 7, pp. 3277-3290. DOI:
  11. Würdemann, H., Westphal, A., Kleyböcker, A., Miethling-Graff, R., Teitz, S., Kasina, M., Seibt, A., Wolfgramm, M., Eichinger, F., Lerm, S. (2016): Störungen des Betriebs geothermischer Anlagen durch mikrobielle Stoffwechselprozesse und Erfolg von Gegenmaßnahmen. - Grundwasser, 21, 2, pp. 93-106.DOI:
  12. Henkel, S., Pudlo, D., Werner, L., Enzmann, F., Reitenbach, V., Albrecht, D., Würdemann, H., Heister, K., Ganzer, L., Gaupp, R. (2014): Mineral Reactions in the Geological Underground Induced by H2 and CO2 Injections. - Energy Procedia, 63, pp. 8026-8035. DOI:
  13. Kasina, M., Morozova, D., Michalik, M., Pudlo, D., Würdemann, H. (2014): Impact of Gas Storage on Reservoir Rocks – Long-Term Study to Investigate the Effects on Mineral Content and Fluid Chemistry. - Energy Procedia, 59, pp. 418-424. DOI:
  14. Kleyböcker, A., Lienen, T., Liebrich, M., Kasina, M., Kraume, M., Würdemann, H. (2014): Application of an early warning indicator and CaO to maximize the time–space-yield of a completely mixed waste digester using rape seed oil as co-substrate. - Waste Management, 34, 3, pp. 661-668. DOI:
  15. Lienen, T., Kleyböcker, A., Verstraete, W., Würdemann, H. (2014): Moderate temperature increase leads to disintegration of floating sludge and lower abundance of the filamentous bacterium Microthrix parvicella in anaerobic digesters. - Water Research, 65, pp. 203-212. DOI:
  16. Lienen, T., Kleyböcker, A., Verstraete, W., Würdemann, H. (2014): Foam formation in a downstream digester of a cascade running full-scale biogas plant: Influence of fat, oil and grease addition and abundance of the filamentous bacterium Microthrix parvicella. - Bioresource Technology, 153, pp. 1-7. DOI:
  17. Würdemann, H., Westphal, A., Lerm, S., Kleyböcker, A., Teitz, S., Kasina, M., Miethling-Graff, R., Seibt, A., Wolfgramm, M. (2014): Influence of microbial processes on the operational reliability in a geothermal heat store – Results of long-term monitoring at a full scale plant and first studies in a bypass system. - Energy Procedia, 59, pp. 412-417. DOI:
  18. Bauer, S., Beyer, C., Dethlefsen, F., Dietrich, P., Duttmann, R., Ebert, M., Feeser, V., Görke, U., Köber, R., Würdemann, H., Dahmke, A. (2013): Impacts of the use of the geological subsurface for energy storage: an investigation concept.. - Environmental Earth Sciences, 70, 8, pp. 3935-3943. DOI:
  19. Lerm, S., Westphal, A., Miethling-Graff, R., Alawi, M., Seibt, A., Wolfgramm, M., Würdemann, H. (2013): Thermal effects on microbial composition and microbiologically induced corrosion and mineral precipitation affecting operation of a geothermal plant in a deep saline aquifer. - Extremophiles, 17, 2, pp. 311-327. DOI:
  20. Morozova, D., Let, D., Würdemann, H. (2013): Analysis of the Microbial Community from a Saline Aquifer Prior to CO2 Injection in Ketzin Using Improved Fluorescence in situ Hybridisation Method. - Energy Procedia, 40, pp. 276-284. DOI:
  21. Pellizzari, L., Neumann, D., Alawi, M., Voigt, D., Norden, B., Würdemann, H. (2013): The use of tracers to assess drill-mud penetration depth into sandstone cores during deep drilling: method development and application. - Environmental Earth Sciences, 70, 8, pp. 3727-3738. DOI:
  22. Kleyböcker, A., Liebrich, M., Kasina, M., Kraume, M., Wittmaier, M., Würdemann, H. (2012): Comparison of different procedures to stabilize biogas formation after process failure in a thermophilic waste digestion system: Influence of aggregate formation on process stability. - Waste Management, 32, 6, pp. 1122-1130. DOI:
  23. Kleyböcker, A., Liebrich, M., Verstraete, W., Kraume, M., Würdemann, H. (2012): Early warning indicators for process failure due to organic overloading by rapeseed oil in one-stage continuously stirred tank reactor, sewage sludge and waste digesters. - Bioresource Technology, 123, pp. 534-541. DOI:
  24. Lerm, S., Kleyböcker, A., Miethling-Graff, R., Alawi, M., Kasina, M., Liebrich, M., Würdemann, H. (2012): Archaeal community composition affects the function of anaerobic codigesters in response to organic overload. - Waste Management, 32, 3, pp. 389-399. DOI:
  25. Alawi, M., Lerm, S., Vetter, A., Wolfgramm, M., Seibt, A., Würdemann, H. (2011): Diversity of sulfate-reducing bacteria in a plant using deep geothermal energy. - Grundwasser, 16, 2, pp. 105-112.DOI:
  26. Lerm, S., Alawi, M., Miething-Graff, R., Wolfgramm, M., Rauppach, K., Seibt, A., Würdemann, H. (2011): Influence of microbial processes on the operation of a cold store in a shallow aquifer: impact on well injectivity and filter lifetime. - Grundwasser, 16, 2, pp. 93-104. DOI:
  27. Martens, S., Liebscher, A., Möller, F., Würdemann, H., Schilling, F., Kühn, M., Ketzin Group, . (2011): Progress report on the first European on-shore CO2 storage site at Ketzin (Germany) - Second year of injection.. - Energy Procedia, 4, pp. 3246-3253. DOI:
  28. Morozova, D., Alawi, M., Shaheed, M., Krüger, M., Kock, D., Würdemann, H. (2011): The influence of microbial activity on rock fluid interaction: baseline characterization of deep microbial biosphere for Enhanced Gas Recovery in the Altmark natural gas reservoir. - Energy Procedia, 4, pp. 4633-4640. DOI:
  29. Morozova, D., Zettlitzer, M., Let, D., Würdemann, H., CO2SINK Group, . (2011): Monitoring of the microbial community composition in deep subsurface saline aquifers during CO2 storage in Ketzin, Germany. - Energy Procedia, 4, pp. 4362-4370. DOI:
  30. Wandrey, M., Fischer, S., Zemke, K., Liebscher, A., Scherf, A., Vieth-Hillebrand, A., Zettlitzer, M., Würdemann, H. (2011): Monitoring petrophysical, mineralogical, geochemical and microbiological effects of CO2 exposure - Results of long-term experiments under in situ condition. - Energy Procedia, 4, pp. 3644-3650. DOI:
  31. Wandrey, M., Pellizzari, L., Zettlitzer, M., Würdemann, H. (2011): Microbial community and inorganic fluid analysis during CO2 storage within the frame of CO2SINK-Long-term experiments under in situ conditions. - Energy Procedia, 4, pp. 3651-3657. DOI:
  32. Würdemann, H., Blum, P. (2011): Oberflächennahe Geothermie: Regelungsbedarf zur Berücksichtigung ökologischer and technischer Aspekte?. - Grundwasser, 16, 2, pp. 67-68. DOI:
  33. Morozova, D., Wandrey, M., Alawi, M., Zimmer, M., Vieth-Hillebrand [Vieth], A., Zettlitzer, M., Würdemann, H. (2010): Monitoring of the microbial community composition of the saline aquifers during CO2 storage by fluorescence in situ hybridisation. - International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 4, 6, pp. 981-989. DOI:
  34. Myrttinen, A., Becker, V., van Geldern, R., Würdemann, H., Morozova, D., Taubald, H., Blum, P., Barth, J. A. C. (2010): Carbon and oxygen isotope indications for CO2 behaviour after injection: First results from the Ketzin site (Germany). - International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 4, 6, pp. 1000-1006. DOI:
  35. Wandrey, M., Morozova, D., Zettlitzer, M., Würdemann, H., CO2SINK Group, . (2010): Assessing drilling mud and technical fluid contamination in rock core and brine samples intended for microbiological monitoring at the CO2 storage site in Ketzin using fluorescent dye tracers. - International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 4, 6, pp. 972-980.
  36. DOI:
  37. Wiese, B., Böhner, J., Enachescu, C., Würdemann, H., Zimmermann, G. (2010): Hydraulic characterisation of the Stuttgart formation at the pilot test site for CO2 storage, Ketzin, Germany. - International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 4, 6, pp. 960-971. DOI:
  38. Würdemann, H., Möller, F., Kühn, M., Heidug, W., Christensen, N. P., Borm, G., Schilling, F. R. (2010): CO2SINK-From site characterisation and risk assessment to monitoring and verification: One year of operational experience with the field laboratory for CO2 storage at Ketzin, Germany. - International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 4, 6, pp. 938-951. DOI:
  39. Zettlitzer, M., Möller, F., Morozova, D., Lokay, P., Würdemann, H. (2010): Re-establishment of the proper injectivity of the CO2-injection well Ktzi 201 in Ketzin, Germany. - International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 4, 6, pp. 952-959. DOI:
  40. Giese, R., Henninges, J., Lüth, S., Morozowa, D., Schmidt-Hattenberger, C., Würdemann, H., Zimmer, M., Cosma, C., Juhlin, C., CO2SINK Group, . (2009): Monitoring at the CO2SINK site: A concept integrating geophysics, geochemistry, and microbiology. - Energy Procedia, 1, 1, pp. 2251-2259. DOI:
  41. Schilling, F. R., Borm, G., Würdemann, H., Möller, F., Kühn, M., CO2SINK Group, . (2009): Status Report on the First European on-shore CO2 Storage Site at Ketzin (Germany). - Energy Procedia, 1, 1, pp. 2029-2035. DOI:
  42. Würdemann, H., Spieß, A., Teitz, S., Bieberstein, A. (2003): Optimierung der biologischen Abbauleistung von BTEX und MKW in situ durch Kombination von Air Sparging und Nitratinfiltration. - Geotechnik : Organ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geotechnik, 26, 3.
  1. Kühn, M., Barth, J. A. C., Baumann, G., Becker, V., Bock, M., Buske, S., Fritschen, R., Giese, R., Groß, C., Henninges, J., Houpt, L., Kock, D., Krüger, M., Morozova, D., Myrttinen, A., Würdemann, H. (2013): Reservoir and Cap Rock Monitoring. - In: Kühn, M., Münch, U.(Eds.), CLEAN. CO2 Large-Scale Enhanced Gas Recovery in the Altmark Natural Gas Field, (Geotechnologien science report ; 19 ; Advanced Technologies in Earth Sciences), Springer, pp. 99-130. DOI:
  2. Pudlo, D., Ganzer, L., Henkel, S., Kühn, M., Liebscher, A., De Lucia, M., Panfilov, M., Pilz, P., Reitenbach, V., Albrecht, D., Würdemann, H., Gaupp, R. (2013): The H2STORE Project: Hydrogen Underground Storage - A Feasible Way in Storing Electrical Power in Geological Media?. - In: Hou, M. Z., Xie, H., Were, P.(Eds.), Clean Energy Systems in the Subsurface: Production, Storage and Conversion ; Proceedings of the 3rd Sino-German Conference 'Underground Storage of CO2 and Energy', Goslar, Germany, 21-23 May 2013, (Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering), Springer, pp. 395-412. DOI:
  3. Würdemann, H., Kleyböcker, A., Liebrich, M., Lienen, T., Lerm, S. (2011): Erkennen und Beheben von Prozessstörungen in Biogasanlagen. - In: Bilitewski, B.(Ed.), 8. Biogastagung Dresden : Tagungsband ; [Biogas aus Abfällen und Reststoffen, 28. - 29. September 2011 in Dresden], (Beiträge zu Abfallwirtschaft, Altlasten ; Bd. 81), Eigenverl. des Forums für Abfallwirtschaft und Altlasten e.V..
  4. Hoth, N., Würdemann, H. (2009): Biogeochemische Wechselwirkungen - langfristige mikrobielle Umwandlung des gespeicherten CO2. - In: Stroink, L., Gerling, J. P., Kühn, M., Schilling, F. R.(Eds.), Die dauerhafte geologische Speicherung von CO2 in Deutschland : aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse und Perspektiven, (Geotechnologien science report ; 14), Koordinierungsbüro Geotechnologien, pp. 58-65.
  5. Würdemann, H., Kühn, M., Möller, F., Borm, G., Schilling, F. R., CO2SINK Group, . (2009): CO2SINK – erstes europäisches Untertagelabor zur geologischen Speicherung von CO2. - In: Stroink, L., Gerling, J. P., Kühn, M., Schilling, F. R.(Eds.), Die dauerhafte geologische Speicherung von CO2 in Deutschland : aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse und Perspektiven, (Geotechnologien science report ; 14), Koordinierungsbüro GEOTECHNOLOGIEN, pp. 104-111.
  6. Wittmaier, M., Wöltje, M., Kleyböcker, A., Würdemann, H. (2006): Trockenfermentation versus Nassfermentation.. - In: Bilitewski, B.(Ed.), Anaerobe biologische Abfallbehandlung – Entwicklungen, Nutzen und Risiken der Biogastechnologie ; Tagungsband zur 5. Fachtagung am 27./28. September 2006, (Beiträge zu Abfallwirtschaft, Altlasten ; 46), Forum für Abfallwirtschaft und Altlasten e.V., pp. 49-62.


  1. Kleyböcker, A., Würdemann, H. (2008): Verfahren zur Prozesssteuerung von Biogasanlagen.
  1. 2003 Award for Young Academics in Interdisciplinary Environmental Research of the Volkswagen Foundation (Nachwuchsförderung der VolkswagenStiftung) 
  2. 2001 Grant of the "Margarete von Wrangell-Habilitationsprogramm", sponsored by the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg (Germany) 
  3. 1991 Award of Lower Saxony for outstanding exam results
Prof. Dr. Hilke Würdemann
Professur für Umwelttechnik/Wasser- und Recyclingtechnik
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