PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Konrad Koch

Technical University of Munich, Am Coulombwall 3, 85478 Garching, Germany

Konrad Koch

Konrad Koch obtained his PhD in Environmental Engineering from the Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany.

Between 2010 and 2012 he was the head of a research group at the Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Animal Husbandry of the Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture in Freising, Germany. Since 2012, Konrad is leading the group of “Energy efficient wastewater treatment” at the Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering at TUM.

His research interests are on energy recovery from waste and wastewater streams with special emphasize on enhancing understanding, optimization of the process, and development of approaches for process monitoring and modeling.


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Key publications

Koch, K.; Lübken, M; Gehring, T.; Wichern, M.; Horn, H. (2010): Biogas from grass silage – Measurements and modelling with ADM1. Bioresource Technology 101 (21), 8158-8165.

Koch, K.; Helmreich, B.; Drewes, J. (2015): Co-digestion of food waste in municipal wastewater treatment plants: Effect of different mixtures on methane yield and hydrolysis rate constant. Applied Energy 137, 250-255.

Koch, K.; Plabst, M.; Schmidt, A.; Helmreich, B.; Drewes, J. (2016): Co-digestion of food waste in a wastewater treatment plant: Comparison of batch tests and full-scale experiences. Waste Management 47, 28-33.

Koch, K.; Lippert, T.; Drewes, J. (2017): The role of inoculum’s origin on the methane yield of different substrates in Biochemical Methane Potential (BMP) tests. Bioresource Technology 243, 457-463.