• Lupolt, S.N., Newmeyer, M.N., Lyu, Q., Prasse, C., Nachman, K.E. (2023). Optimization of a method for collecting infant and toddler urine for non-target analysis using cotton pads and commercially available disposable diapers. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. (in press). The article can be accessed here.
  • Newmeyer, M.N., Quirós-Alcalá, L., Kavi, L.K., Louis, L.M., Prasse, C. (2023). Implementing a suspect screening method to assess occupational chemical exposures among U.S.-based hairdressers serving an ethnically diverse clientele: a pilot study. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. (in press). The article can be accessed here.
  • Brueck, C., Nason, S., Multra, M., Prasse, C. (2023). Assessing the fate of antibiotics and agrochemicals during anaerobic digestion of animal manure. Science of the Total Environment, 856, 159156 (the article can be accessed here).


  • Chow, S., Croll, H.C., Ojeda, N., Klamerus, J., Capelle, R., Oppenheimer, J., Jacangelo, J.D., Schwab, K.J., Prasse, C. (2022). Comparative investigation of PFAS adsorption onto activated carbon and anion exchange resins during long-term operation of a pilot treatment plant. Water Research, 226, 119198 (the article can be accessed here).
  • Zhang, Z., Prasse, C. (2022). Chlorination of para-substituted phenols: Formation of α, β-unsaturated C4-dialdehydes and C4-dicarboxylic acids. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 117, 197-208.
  • Prasse, C., Yang, X., Chen, C., Xu, B., Li., X.-F. (2022). Re-Imagining drinking water safety based on 21st century science: Microbial pathogens, emerging contaminants, byproducts, and health risks: Preface. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 117, 1-2.
  • Kroll, H., Chow, S., Ojeda, N., Schwab, K., Prasse, C., Capelle, R., Oppenheimer, J., Jacangelo, J.G. (2022). Adaptation of Selected Models for Describing Competitive Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Breakthrough Curves in Groundwater Treated by Granular Activated Carbon. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 433, 128804.


  • Tehrani, M., Newmeyer, M.N., Rule, A., Prasse, C. (2021). Characterizing the Chemical Landscape in Commercial E-cigarette Liquids and Aerosols by Liquid Chromatography – High-Resolution Mass spectrometry. Chemical Research in Toxicology, 34(10), 2216-2226.
  • Ferraro, P., Prasse, C. (2021). Reimagining safe drinking water on the basis of twenty-first-century science. Nature Sustainability, 4, 1032–1037. The article can be accessed here.
  • Zoumpouli, G. A., Zhang, Z., Wenk, J., Prasse, C. (2021). Aqueous Ozonation of Furans: Kinetics and Transformation Mechanisms Leading to the Formation of a,b-Unsaturated Dicarbonyl Compounds. Water Res. 203, 117487.
  • Prasse, C. (2021). Reactivity-directed analysis – A novel approach for the identification of toxic organic electrophiles in drinking water. Environ. Sci.: Process. Impacts 23, 48-65.
  • Jans, U., Prasse, C., von Gunten, U. (2021). Enhanced Treatment of Municipal Wastewater Effluents by Fe-TAML/H2O2: Efficiency of Micropollutant Abatement. Environ. Sci. Technol. 55 (5), 3313-3321.
  • Funke, J., Prasse, C., Dietrich, C., Ternes, T.A. (2021). Ozonation products of zidovudine and thymidine in oxidative water treatment. Water Res. X 11, 100090.


  • Marron, E. L., Prasse, C., Van Buren, J., Sedlak, D.L. (2020). The Formation and Fate of Carbonyls in Potable Water Reuse Systems. Environ. Sci. Technol. 54(17), 10895-10903.

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  • van Buren, J., Prasse, C., Marron, E.L., Skeel, B., Sedlak, D.L. (2020). Ring-Cleavage Products Produced During the Initial Phase of Oxidative Treatment of Alkyl-Substituted Aromatic Compounds. Environ. Sci. Technol. 54(13), 8352–8361.
  • Rose, M. R., Lau, S. S., Prasse, C., Sivey, J. D. (2020). Exotic Electrophiles in Chlorinated and Chloraminated Water: When Conventional Kinetic Models and Reaction Pathways Fall Short. Environ. Sci. Techol. Lett. 7(6), 360–370.
  • Sillé, F.C.M., Karakitsios, S., Kleensang, A., Koehler, K., Maertens, A., Miller, G.W., Prasse, C., Quiros-Alcala, L., Ramachandran G., Rappaport, S.M., Rule, A.M., Sarigiannis, D., Smirnova, L. and Hartung, T. (2020). The Exposome – A New Approach for Risk Assessment. ALTEX 37(1), 003-023.
  • Prasse, C., von Gunten, U., Sedlak, D.L. (2020). Chlorination of Phenols Revisited: Unexpected Formation of a,b-Unsaturated C4-Dicarbonyl Ring Cleavage Products. Environ. Sci. Technol. 54(2), 826-834. 


  • Scholes, R. C., Prasse, C., Sedlak, D.L. (2019). The Role of Reactive Nitrogen Species in Sensitized Photolysis of Wastewater-Derived Trace Organic Contaminants. Environ. Sci. Technol. 53(11), 6483-6491.
  • Hedegaard, M.J., Prasse, C., Albrechtsen, H.-F. (2019). Microbial degradation pathways of the herbicide bentazone in filter sand used for drinking water treatment. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology. 5(3), 521-532.
  • Schneider, I., Abbas, A., Bollmann, A., Funke, J., Oehlmann, J., Prasse, C., Schulte-Oehlmann, U., Seitz, W., Ternes, T., Weber, M. Wesely, H., Wagner, M. (2019). What you extract is what you see: Optimizing the preparation of water and wastewater samples for in vitro bioassays. Water Res. 152, 47-60.
  • Yang, K., Prasse, C., Greenberg, M.M. (2019). Effect of Histone Lysine Methylation on DNA Lesion Reactivity in Nucleosome Core Particles. Chem. Res. Toxicol. 32 (5), 910-916.


  • Prasse, C., Ford, B, Nomura, D.K., Sedlak, D.L. (2018). Unexpected transformation of dissolved phenols to toxic dicarbonyls by hydroxyl radicals and UV light. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115 (10), 2311-2316.
  • Hedegaard, M.J., Deliniere, H., Prasse, C., Dechesne, A., Smets, B.F., Albrechtsen, H.-F. (2018). Evidence of co-metabolic bentazone transformation by methanotrophic enrichment from a groundwater-fed rapid sand filter. Water Res. 129, 105-114.


  • Barazesh, J.M., Prasse, C., Wenk, J., Berg, S., Remucal, C.K., Sedlak, D.L. (2017). Trace Element Removal in Distributed Drinking Water Treatment Systems by Cathodic H2O2 Production and UV Photolysis. Environ. Sci. Technol. 52 (1), 195–204.
  • Brezina, E. Prasse, C., Meyer, J., Mückter, H., Ternes, T.A. (2017). Investigation and risk evaluation of occurrence of carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, their human metabolites and transformation products in the urban water cycle. Environ. Pollut. 225, 261-269.


  • Liu, H., Bruton, T.A., Li, W., Van Buren, J., Prasse, C., Doyle, F.M., Sedlak, D.L. (2016). Oxidation of Benzene by Persulfate in the Presence of Fe(III)- and Mn(IV)-Containing Oxides: Stoichiometric Efficiency and Transformation Products. Environ. Sci. Technol. 50 (2), 890–898.
  • Funke, J., Prasse, C., Ternes, T.A. (2016). Identification and fate of transformation products of antiviral drugs formed during biological wastewater treatment. Water Res. 98, 75-83. 
  • Knopp, G., Prasse, C., Ternes, T.A., Cornel, P. (2016). Elimination of micropollutants and transformation products from a wastewater treatment plant effluent through pilot scale ozonation followed by various activated carbon and biological filters. Water Res. 100, 580-582.
  • Barazesh, J., Prasse, C., Sedlak, D.L. (2016). Electrochemical Transformation of Trace Organic Contaminants in the Presence of Halide and Carbonate Ions. Environ. Sci. Technol. 50 (18), 10143-10152.
  • Maier, M.P., Prasse, C., Pati, S.G., Nitsche, S., Zhe, L., Radke, M., Meyer, A., Hofstetter, T., Ternes, T.A., Elsner, M. (2016). Isotope Fractionation of Diclofenac in Environmental & Engineered Systems: Evidence of Different Oxidation Mechanisms. Environ. Sci. Technol. 50 (20), 10933-10942.
  • Ternes, T.A., Prasse, C., Lütke Eversloh, C., Knopp, G., Cornell, P., Schulte-Oehlmann, U., Schwartz, T., Oehlmann, J. (2016). Integrated evaluation concept to assess the efficiency of advanced wastewater treatment processes to eliminate pollutants and pathogens. Environ. Sci. Technol. 51 (1),  308-319.


  • Prasse C., Wenk, J., Jasper, J.T., Ternes, T.A., Sedlak, D.L. (2015). Co-occurrence of Photochemical and Microbiological Transformation Processes in Open-Water Unit Process Wetlands. Environ. Sci. Technol. 49 (24), 14136–14145.
  • Schlüter-Vorberg, L., Prasse, C., Ternes, T.A., Mückter, H., Coors, A. (2015). Toxification by transformation in conventional and advanced wastewater treatment: the antiviral drug acyclovir. Env. Sci. Technol. Lett. 2 (12), 342–346.
  • Prasse C., Stalter, D., Schulte-Oehlmann, U., Oehlmann, J., Ternes, T.A. (2015). Spoilt for choice: A critical review on the chemical and biological assessment of current wastewater treatment technologies. Water Res. 87, 237-270.
  • Brezina, E., Prasse, C., Wagner, M., Ternes, T.A. (2015). Why small differences matter: Elucidation of the mechanism underlying the transformation of 2OHCBZ and 3OHCBZ in contact with sand filter material. Environ. Sci. Technol. 49 (17), 10449–10456.
  • Funke, J., Prasse, C., Luetke Eversloh, C., Ternes, T.A. (2015). Oxypurinol – A novel marker for wastewater contamination of the aquatic environment. Water Res. 74, 257-265.


  • Oehlmann, J. Schulte-Oehlmann, U., Prasse, C., Ternes, T.A. (2014). In Response: What are the challenges and prospects? An academic perspective. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 33(11), 2408-2410
  • Kaiser, E., Prasse, C., Wagner, M., Broeder, K., Ternes, T.A. (2014). Transformation of Oxcarbazepine and Human Metabolites of Carbamazepine and Oxcarbazepine in Wastewater Treatment and Sand Filters. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48(17), 10208-10216.
  • De Laurentis, E., Prasse, C., Ternes, T.A., Minella, M., Maurino,V, Minero, C., Sarakah, M., Brigante, M., Vione, D. (2014). Assessing the photochemical transformation pathways of acetaminophen relevant to surface waters: Transformation kinetics, intermediates, and modeling. Water Res. 53, 235-248.


  • Benner, J., Helbling, D.E., Kohler, H.P.E., Kaiser, E., Prasse, C., et al. (2013). Is biological treatment a viable alternative for micropollutant removal in drinking water treatment processes? Water Res. 47(16), 5955-5976.


  • Prasse, C., Wagner, M., Schulz, R. and Ternes, T. A. (2012). Oxidation of the Antiviral Drug Acyclovir and Its Biodegradation Product Carboxy-acyclovir with Ozone: Kinetics and Identification of Oxidation Products. Environ. Sci. Technol. 46, 2169-2178.
  • Prasse, C., Zech, W., Fisseha, I., Glaser B. (2012). Contamination and source assessment of metals, polychlorinated biphenyls and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in urban soils from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Toxicol. Environ. Chem. 94(10), 1954-1979. 


  • Dabrunz, A., Duester, L., Prasse, C., Seitz, F., Rosenfeldt, R., Schilde, C., Schaumann, G. E. and Schulz, R. (2011). Biological Surface Coating and Molting Inhibition as Mechanisms of TiO2 Nanoparticle Toxicity in Daphnia magna. PLoS One 6.
  • Duester, L., Prasse, C., Vogel, J. V., Vink, J. P. M. and Schaumann, G. E. (2011). Translocation of Sb and Ti in an undisturbed floodplain soil after application of Sb2O3 and TiO2 nanoparticles to the surface. J. Environ. Monit. 13, 1204-1211.
  • Prasse, C., Wagner, M., Schulz, R. and Ternes, T. A. (2011). Biotransformation of the Antiviral Drugs Acyclovir and Penciclovir in Activated Sludge Treatment. Environ. Sci. Technol. 45, 2761-2769.


  • Prasse, C., Schlusener, M. P., Schulz, R. and Ternes, T. A. (2010). Antiviral Drugs in Wastewater and Surface Waters: A New Pharmaceutical Class of Environmental Relevance? Environ. Sci. Technol. 44, 1728-1735.
  • Prasse, C. and Ternes, T. A. (2010). Removal of organic and inorganic pollutants and pathogens from wastewater and drinking water using nanoparticles – A review Nanoparticles in the water cycle. F. H. Frimmel and R. Niessner. Berlin, Springer: 55-80.
  • Slootweg, T., Alvinerie, M., Egeler, P., Gilberg, D., Kukkonen, J. V. K., Oehlmann, J., Prasse, C., Sormunen, A. J. and Liebig, M. (2010). Bioaccumulation of ivermectin from natural and artificial sediments in the benthic organism Lumbriculus variegatus. J. Soils Sediments 10, 1611-1622.


  • Prasse, C., Loffler, D. and Ternes, T. A. (2009). Environmental fate of the anthelmintic ivermectin in an aerobic sediment/water system. Chemosphere 77, 1321-1325
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