Thomas Pümpel, Mag. Dr.

Thomas Pümpel, Mag. Dr.
Assistant Professor

Institut für Mikrobiologie
Technikerstr. 25
A-6020 Innsbruck

Ground floor, room 0/221

Tel.: +43 512 507 51231
Fax: +43 512 507 2929
Mail: Thomas.Puempel@uibk.ac.at


Research Areas

  • Anammox bacteria: physiology and application in the DEMON process
  • Remediation of groundwater by permeable reactive barriers and reactive zones
  • Combined biological-chemical treatment of landfill leachate and industrial waste water
  • Accumulation of heavy metals by micro-organisms (biosorption, bioprecipitation, bioaccumulation): basic research and application for the treatment of industrial waste waters

Teaching

List of courses ›

Teaching Assignments in the curricula Bachelor Biology and Master Microbiology

  • Basic laboratory course
  • Biotechnology (lecture and laboratory course)
  • Bioprocess Technology (lecture, seminar and laboratory course)
  • Industrial biotechnology (lecture)

Administration

  • Website administrator
  • IT contact person

Publications

List of publications since 2000 ›

Publications 2017

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Meister, Michael; Rezavand, Massoud; Ebner, Christian; Pümpel, Thomas; Rauch, Wolfgang (efirst): Mixing non-Newtonian flows in anaerobic digesters by impellers and pumped recirculation.
    In: Advances in Engineering Software. (Web link)

  • Nagler, Magdalena; Aichinger, Peter; Kuprian, Martin; Pümpel, Thomas; Insam, Heribert; Ebner, Christian (online first): A case study for a cost-benefit-based, stepwise optimization of thermo-chemical WAS pre-treatment for anaerobic digestion.
    In: The Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, pp. 1 - 8. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Wagner, Andreas O.; Markt, Rudolf; Puempel, Thomas; Illmer, Paul; Insam, Heribert; Ebner, Christian (2017): Sample preparation, preservation, and storage for volatile fatty acid quantification in biogas plants.
    In: Engineering in Life Sciences 17/2, pp. 132 - 139. (DOI) (Web link)

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Wagner, A. O; Markt, R; Puempel, T; Illmer, P; Insam, H; Ebner, C (2017): Prerequisites for reliable VFA quantification from anaerobic digestion systems.
    In: Liebetrau, Jan; Thrän, Daniela; Pfeiffer, Diana: III. Conference on Monitoring & Process Control of Anaerobic Digestion Plants, Book of abstracts. March 29 - 30, 2017 in Leipzig, Germany. Leipzig: Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH, ISBN 978-3-946629-18-4, pp. 19 - 20. (Web link)



Publications 2016

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Proceedings Paper)
  • Zhang, Qi; Vlaeminck, Siegfried E; DeBarbadillo, Christine; Su, Chunyang; Al-Omari, Ahmed; Wett, Bernhard; Pümpel, Thomas; Chandran, Kartik; Murthy, Sudhir; De Clippeleir, Haydée (2016): Mechanistic Understanding of Microbial Activity Inhibition: Case Study on Sidestream Deammonification for Digester Supernatant Pretreated by Thermal Hydrolysis.
    In: Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation WEFTEC 2016/Session 300 through Session 309, pp. 6073 - 6088. (DOI) (Web link)

Proceedings Article (Full Paper)
  • Tscheikner-Gratl, Franz; Sitzenfrei, Robert; Kohl, B.; Pümpel, T.; Klebinder, K.; Ebner, C.; Leonhartsberger, C.; Knapp, A.; Rauch, Wolfgang (2016): An Integrated Approach to Identify the Most Efficient Solutions for the Landfill Leachate Problem.
    In: Pathak, C.S; Reinhart, D.: Proceedings - World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2016: Environmental, Sustainability, Groundwater, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Water Distribution Systems Analysis. Reston: American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), ISBN 978-0-7844-7986-5, pp. 11 - 12. (DOI)

Other Publications

Film, Transfer-Oriented
  • Pümpel, Thomas; Waldhuber, Sebastian; Ebner, Christian (2016): Mikrobiologie: Energie im Faulturm. (Web link)

Media Contributions

Newspaper Article
  • Ebner, C; Pümpel, T; Wett, B: Die optimierte Kläranlage.
    In: Die Presse of 2016-06-10. (Web link)



Publications 2015

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Dreschke, G.; Probst, M.; Walter, A.; Pümpel, T.; Walde, J.; Insam, H. (2015): Lactic acid & Methane: Improved exploitation of biowaste potential.
    In: Bioresource Technology 176, pp. 47 - 55. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Podmirseg, S.M.; Pümpel, T.; Markt, R.; Murthy, S.; Bott, C.; Wett, B. (2015): Comparative evaluation of multiple methods to quantify and characterise granular anammox biomass.
    In: Water Research 68, pp. 194 - 205. (DOI)

  • Probst, M.; Walde, J.; Pümpel, T.; Wagner, A.; Insam, H. (2015): A closed loop for municipal organic solid waste by lactic acid fermentation.
    In: Bioresource Technology 175, pp. 142 - 151. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Probst, M.; Walde, J.; Pümpel, T.; Wagner, A.O.; Schneider, I.; Insam, H. (2015): Lactic acid fermentation within a cascading approach for biowaste treatment.
    In: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 99/7, pp. 3029 - 3040. (DOI)

  • Probst, M.; Walter, A.; Dreschke, G.; Fornasier, F.; Pümpel, T.; Walde, J.; Insam, H. (2015): End-product inhibition and acidification limit biowaste fermentation efficiency.
    In: Bioresource Technology 198, pp. 540 - 549. (DOI) (Web link)

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Insam, H.; Podmirseg, S.; Probst, M.; Pümpel, T. (2015): Everything is everywhere or can bacterial, fungal and archaeal inoculation improve biomethanisation?
    In: Fanedl, L., Avgustin, G.: 9th International Symposium on Anaerobic Microbiology (ISAM9). Domzale: Domzale Biotechnical Faculty, ISBN 978-961-6204-71-2, p. 53.

Media Contributions

Article in Popular Magazine
  • Insam, H.; Pümpel, Th.; Knapp, A.: Verwertung von Abfall und Abwasser.
    In: Wirtschaft im Alpenraum of 2015-05-01.

Newspaper Article
  • Insam, H.; Pümpel, Th.; Knapp, A.: BioTreaT GmbH - Umwelttechnologie zwischen Uni und Praxis.
    In: Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck - ipoint of 2015-05-29.



Publications 2014

Patents

Patent
  • Pümpel, T.; Podmirseg, S.: Verfahren zur Ermittlung der Menge an Anammox-Bakterien. Österreichisches Patentamt, A50579/2014 (2014).

Media Contributions

Article in Popular Magazine
  • Insam, H.; Pümpel, Th.; Knapp, A.: Statt Taucheinsatz direkt messen.
    In: zukunft forschung - Magazin für Wissenschaft und Forschung der Universität Innsbruck of 2014-02-01.

Newspaper Article
  • Insam, H.; Pümpel, Th.; Knapp A: "Saubere Geschäfte" für innovative Firma.
    In: Stadtblatt Innsbruck of 2014-04-20.



Publications 2013

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Blum, G.; Hörtnagl, C.; Jukic, E.; Erbeznik, T.; Pümpel, T.; Dietrich, H.; Nagl, M.; Speth, C.; Rambach, G.; Lass-Flörl, C. (2013): New insight into Amphotericin B Resistance in Aspergillus terreus.
    In: Antimicrobial Agents And Chemotherapy 57/8, pp. 1583 - 1588. (DOI)



Publications 2012

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Yasmin, S.; Alcazar-Fuoli, L.; Gruendlinger, M.; Pümpel, T.; Cairns, T.; Blatzer, M.; Lopez, J.F.; Grimalt, J.O.; Bignell, E.; Haas, H. (2012): Mevalonate governs interdependency of ergosterol and siderophore biosyntheses in the fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus.
    In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109/8, pp. E497 - E504. (DOI) (Web link)



Publications 2011

Contributions to Books / Journals

Proceedings Article (Full Paper)
  • Matthew, J.; Higgins, M. J.; Wett, B.; Pümpel, T.; Takács, I.; Schafer, P.; Stinson, B.; Bailey, W.; Murthy, S. (2011): Downstream Process Impacts as Criteria for Selection of Thermal Hydrolysis at Large Plants.
    In: International Water Association: Proceedings 11th IWA Specialised Conference on Design, Operation and Economics of Large Wastewater Treatment Plants (LWWTP11). Budapest, Hungary, September 4-8 2011. London: IWA Publishing.



Publications 2010

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Wett, B.; Hell, M; Nyhuis, G.; Puempel, T.; Takacs, I.; Murthy, S. (2010): Syntrophy of aerobic and anaerobic ammonia oxidisers.
    In: Water Science and Technology 61/8, pp. 1915 - 1922. (Web link)

Proceedings Article (Full Paper)
  • Pümpel, T.; Pümpel, E.; Jussel, B.; Ausserleitner, M.; Schramm, C.; Hüther, T.; Alge, G.; Kolesar, C. (2010): Biodegradation of CHC in an aerobic aquifer: Active nutrient dosing versus passive funnel & gate treatment.
    In: Bastiaens, L.: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Permeable Reactive Barriers & Reactive Zones. July 6-8, 2010, Antwerpen, Belgium. Mol: VITO NV, ISBN 978-9-05-857000-0, pp. 10 - 14.

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Alge, G.; Schramm, C.; Ausserleitner, M.; Hüther, T.; Pümpel, T.; Pümpel, E.; Jussel, B.; Kolesar, C. (2010): Biodegradation of CHC in an aerobic aquifer. Characterisation of the contaminated site as a basis for implementation of passive funnel & gate treatment.
    In: Bastiaens, L.: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Permeable Reactive Barriers & Reactive Zones. July 6-8, 2010, Antwerpen, Belgium. Mol: VITO NV, ISBN 978-9-05-857000-0, p. 9.



Publications 2007

Contributions to Books / Journals

Proceedings Article (Full Paper)
  • Pümpel, E.; Jussel, B.; Schwind, S.; Bunge, M.; Pümpel, T. (2007): Biodegradation of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons in Aerobic Groundwater.
    In: Papini, M.P. (Ed.): Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Permeable Reactive Barriers & Reactive Zones. Rom: Casa Editrice Università La Sapienza, pp. 159 - 162.



Publications 2005

Contributions to Books / Journals

Proceedings Article (Full Paper)
  • Pümpel, T.; Ebner, C.; Schinner, F.; Diels, L. (2005): Degradation of chlorinated phenols by white-rot fungi under simulated barrier conditions.
    In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Permeable Reactive Barriers & Reactive Zones. November, 14-16, 2005, Antwerp, Belgium. Eigenverlag, ISBN 905857007x, pp. 107 - 111.



Publications 2003

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Diels, L.; Spaans, P.H.; Van Roy, S.; Hooyberghs, L.; Ryngaert, A.; Wouters, H.; Walter, E.; Winters, J.; Macaskie, L.; Finlay, J.; Pernfuss, B.; Woebking, H.; Pümpel, T.; Tsezos, M. (2003): Heavy Metals Removal by Sand Filters Inoculated with Metal Sorbing and Precipitating Bacteria.
    In: Hydrometallurgy 71, pp. 235 - 241.

  • Pümpel, T.; Macaskie, L.E.; Finlay, J.A.; Diels, L.; Tsezos, M. (2003): Nickel Removal from Nickel Plating Waste Water Using a Biologically Active Moving-Bed Sand Filter.
    In: Biometals 16, pp. 567 - 581.

Book Chapter, Transfer-Oriented
  • Pümpel, T.; Bergauer, P.; Ebner, C.; Hekl, D.; Margesin, R.; Schinner, F. (2003): Multifunktionale, permeable Grundwasserbarriere.
    In: Achleitner, S.; De Toffol, S.; Rauch, W. (Hrsg.): Wasser ist Leben - Forschung und Lehre rund um's Wasser an der Universität Innsbruck. Innsbruck: Eigenverlag - Universität Innsbruck, p. 50.

  • Pümpel, T.; Ebner, C.; Schinner, F. (2003): Biologische Metallentfernung aus Abwässern.
    In: Achleitner, S.; De Toffol, S.; Rauch, W. (Hrsg.): Wasser ist Leben - Forschung und Lehre rund um's Wasser an der Universität Innsbruck. Innsbruck: Eigenverlag - Universität Innsbruck, p. 51.



Publications 2002

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Ebner, C.; Pümpel, T.; Gamper, M. (2002): Biosorption of Cr(III) by the Cell Wall of Mucor Hiemalis.
    In: European Journal of Mineral Processing & Environmental Protection 2, pp. 168 - 178.



Publications 2001

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Review)
  • Pümpel, T.; Paknikar, K.M. (2001): Bioremediation Technologies for Metal-Containing Wastewaters Using Metabolically Active Microorganisms.
    In: Advances in Applied Microbiology 48, p. 135.

Journal Article (Proceedings Paper)
  • Pümpel, T.; Ebner, C.; Pernfuss, B.; Schinner, F.; Diels, L.; Keszthely, Z.; Stankovic, A.; Finlay, J.A.; Macaskie, L.E.; Tsezos, M.; Wouters, H. (2001): Treatment of Rinsing Water from Electroless Nickel-Plating with a Biologically-Active Moving-Bed Sand Filter.
    In: Hydrometallurgy 59, p. 383.