Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie (IFGG)
Bandowe

Dr. Benjamin Bandowe

  • Forschung
  • Gruppe: Böden
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
    Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie
    Reinhard-Baumeister-Platz 1
    76131 Karlsruhe
    Germany

Benjamin Bandowe

Analytical Chemistry, Biogeochemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Organic Geochemistry, Atmospheric Chemistry, Paleoenvironmental studies

Topics

  • Development of analytical methods to determine organic compounds
  • Compound specific isotope analysis
  • Levels, sources, fate, transport, effects and remediation of organic pollutants in the environment
  • Environmental risk assessment, Environmental health & (Eco)toxicology
  • Reconstruction of past environments with biomarkers & anthropogenic markers

CV

2016-2018 P.R.I.M.E. Fellow at University of Bristol and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Since 2015 Member of the Editorial Board of Heliyon (An Elsevier Journal)
2010-2016 Assistent/Postdoc, University of Bern, Switzerland
2010 Dr. rer. nat in Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
2005 MSc in Chemistry, Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany
2004-2005 Research Assistant/MSc Thesis at Forchungszentrum Jülich, Germany
1999-2002 Teaching Assistant/Grad. Student at Department of Chemistry, University of Ghana
1999 BSc in Chemistry, University of Ghana, Legon-Accra, Ghana

Projects

P.R.I.M.E. Fellowship Project: Compound-specific stable isotope values of oxygenated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (OPAHs) as tracers of their formation in the environment

Teaching

2015 Seminar Soil Science and Biogeochemistry (BSc Students Univ. Bern)
2014 Advanced Laboratory Methods Lectures (MSc Students Univ. of Bern)
2012-2014 Seminar Soil Science (BSc, MSc and PhD Students, Univ. of Bern)
2011-2013 Lab. Course in Soil Biogeochemistry (MSc Students, Univ. of Bern)
2010-2014

Soil Biogeochemistry Lectures (MSc Students, Univ. of Bern)

List of publications and conference contributions

Publications

Contributions in peer-reviewed journals
2019Bandowe, B. A. M., Leimer, S., Meusel, H., Velescu, A., Dassen, S., Eisenhauer, N., Hoffmann, T., Oelmann, Y., Wilcke, W. (2019): Plant diversity enhances the natural attenuation of polycyclic aromatic compounds (PAHs and oxygenated PAHs) in grassland soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 129, pp. 60–70. 10.1016/j.soilbio.2018.10.017

Bandowe, B. A. M., Nkansah, M. A., Leimer, S., Fischer, D., Lammel, G., Han, Y. M. (2019): Chemical (C, N, S, black carbon, soot and char) and stable carbon isotope composition of street dusts from a major West African metropolis: Implications for source apportionment and exposure. Science of the Total Environment 655, pp. 1468–1478. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.089

Bandowe, B. A. M., Wei, C., Han, Y., Cao, J., Zhan, C., Wilcke, W. (2019): Polycyclic aromatic compounds (PAHs, oxygenated PAHs, nitrated PAHs and azaarenes) in soils from China and their relationship with geographic location, land use and soil carbon fractions. Science of the Total Environment 690, pp. 1268–1276. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.07.022

2018Bandowe, B. A. M., Bigalke, M., Kobza, J., Wilcke, W. (2018): Sources and fate of polycyclic aromatic compounds (PAHs, oxygenated PAHs and azaarenes) in forest soil profiles opposite of an aluminium plant. Science of the Total Environment 630, pp. 83–95. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.109

Bandowe, B. A. M., Fränkl, L., Grosjean, M., Tylmann, W., Mosquera, P. V., Hampel, H., Schneider, T. (2018): A 150-year record of polycyclic aromatic compound (PAC) deposition from high Andean Cajas National Park, southern Ecuador. Science of the Total Environment 621, pp. 1652–1663. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.10.060

2017Alves, C. A., Vicente, A. M., Custódio, D., Cerqueira, M., Nunes, T., Pio, C., Lucarelli, F., Calzolai, G., Nava, S., Diapouli, E., Eleftheriadis, K., Querol, X., Bandowe, B. A. M. (2017): Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and their derivatives (nitro-PAHs, oxygenated PAHs, and azaarenes) in PM2.5 from Southern European cities. Science of the Total Environment 595, pp. 494–504. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.256

Bandowe, B. A. M., Meusel, H. (2017): Nitrated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (nitro-PAHs) in the environment – A review. Science of The Total Environment 581–582, pp. 237–257. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.115

Lui, K., Bandowe, B. A. M., Tian, L., Chan, C., Cao, J., Ning, Z., Lee, S. C., Ho, K. (2017): Cancer risk from polycyclic aromatic compounds in fine particulate matter generated from household coal combustion in Xuanwei, China. Chemosphere 169, pp. 660–668. 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.11.112

2016Alves, C. A., Vicente, A. M. P., Gomes, J., Duarte, M., Bandowe, B. A. M. (2016): Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their derivatives (oxygenated-PAHs, nitrated-PAHs and azaarenes) in size-fractionated particles emitted in an urban road tunnel. Atmospheric Research 180, pp. 128–137. 10.1016/j.atmosres.2016.05.013

Bandowe, B. A. M., Meusel, H., Huang, R., Hoffmann, T., Cao, J., Ho, K. (2016): Azaarenes in fine particulate matter from the atmosphere of a Chinese megacity. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23(16), pp. 16025–16036. 10.1007/s11356-016-6740-z

Bandowe, B. A. M., Nkansah, M. A. (2016): Occurrence, distribution and health risk from polycyclic aromatic compounds (PAHs, alkyl-PAHs, oxygenated-PAHs and azaarenes) in street dusts from a major West African Metropolis. Science of the Total Environment 553, pp. 439–449. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.02.142

Canha, N., Lopes, I., Vicente, E. D., Vicente, A. M., Bandowe, B. A. M., Almeido, S. M., Alves, C. A. (2016): Mutagenicity assessment of aerosols in emissions from domestic combustion processes. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23, pp. 10799–10807. 10.1007/s11356-016-6292-2

Han, Y. M., Wei, C., Bandowe, B. A. M., Huang, R., Ho, S. S. H., Cao, J., Jin, Z. D., Xu, B. Q., Gao, S. P., An, Z. S., Wilcke, W. (2016): Reconstruction of atmospheric soot history in inland regions from lake sediments over the past 150 years. Scientific Reports 6. 10.1038/srep19151

Ho, K., Chang, C., Tian, L., Chan, C., Bandowe, B. A. M., Lui, K., Lee, K., Chuang, K., Liu, C., Ning, Z., Chuang, H. (2016): Effects of polycyclic aromatic compounds in fine particulate matter generated from household coal combustion on response to EGFR mutations in vitro. Environmental Pollution 218, pp. 1262–1269. 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.08.084

Lui, K., Bandowe, B. A. M., Ho, S. S. H., Chuang, H., Cao, J., Chuang, K., Lee, S. C., Hu, D., Ho, K. (2016): Characterization of chemical components and bioreactivity of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) during incense burning. Environmental Pollution 213, pp. 524–532. 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.02.053

Vicente, E. D., Vicente, A. M., Bandowe, B. A. M., Alves, C. A. (2016): Particulate phase emission of parent polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their derivatives (alkyl-PAHs, oxygenated-PAHs, azaarenes and nitrated-PAHs) from manually and automatically fired combustion appliances. Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health 9, pp. 653–668. 10.1007/s11869-015-0364-1

2015Han, Y. M., Bandowe, B. A. M., Wei, C., Cao, J., Wilcke, W., Wang, G. H., Ni, H. Y., Jin, Z. D., An, Z. S., Yan, B. Z. (2015): Stronger association of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with soot than with char in soils and sediments. Chemosphere 119, pp. 1335–1345. 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.02.021

Han, Y. M., Wei, C., Bandowe, B. A. M., Wilcke, W., Cao, J., Xu, B. Q., Gao, S. P., Tie, X. X., Li, G. H., Jin, Z. D., An, Z. S. (2015): Elemental carbon and polycyclic aromatic compounds in a 200-yr sediment core from Lake Qinghai, Tibetan Plateau, China: Influence of regional and local sources and transport pathways. Environmental Science & Technology 49, pp. 4176–4183. 10.1021/es504568m

Wei, C., Bandowe, B. A. M., Han, Y. M., Cao, J., Zhan, C., Wilcke, W. (2015): Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their derivatives (alkyl-, oxygenated-, nitrated- PAHs and azaarenes) in urban road dusts from Xi’an, central China. Chemosphere. 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.11.052

Wei, C., Han, Y. M., Bandowe, B. A. M., Cao, J., Huang, R., Ni, H. Y., Tan, J., Wilcke, W. (2015): Occurrence, gas/particle partitioning and carcinogenic risk of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and their oxygen- and nitrogen-containing derivatives in Xi’an, central China. Science of the Total Environment 505, pp. 814–822. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.10.054

2014Bandowe, B. A. M., Bigalke, M., Boamah, L., Nyarko, E., Saalia, F. K., Wilcke, W. (2014): Polycyclic aromatic compounds (PAHs and oxygenated PAHs) and trace metals in fish species from Ghana (West Africa): Bioaccumulation and health risk assessment. Environment International 65, pp. 135–146. 10.1016/j.envint.2013.12.018

Bandowe, B. A. M., Gómez Lueso, M., Wilcke, W. (2014): Oxygenated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and azaarenes in urban soils: A comparison of a tropical city (Bangkok) with two temperate cities (Bratislava and Gothenburg). Chemosphere 107, pp. 407–414. 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.01.017

Bandowe, B. A. M., Meusel, H., Huang, R., Ho, K., Cao, J., Hoffmann, T., Wilcke, W. (2014): PM2.5-bound oxygenated PAHs (OPAHs), nitro-PAHs and alkyl+parent-PAHs from the atmosphere of a Chinese megacity: Seasonal variation, sources and cancer risk assessment. Science of the Total Environment 473-474, pp. 77–87. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.11.108

Bandowe, B. A. M., Srinivasan, P., Seelge, M., Sirocko, F., Wilcke, W. (2014): A 2600-year record of past polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) deposition at Holzmaar (Eifel, Germany). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 401, pp. 111–121. 10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.02.021

Lundstedt, S., Bandowe, B. A. M., Wilcke, W., Boll, E., Christensen, J., Vila, J., Grifoll, M., Faure, P., Biache, C., Lorgeoux, C., Larsson, M., Frech Irgum, K., Ivarsson, P., Ricci, M. (2014): First intercomparison study on the analysis of oxygenated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (oxy-PAHs) and nitrogen heterocyclic polycyclic aromatic compounds (N-PACs) in contaminated soil. TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry 57, pp. 83–92. 10.1016/j.trac.2014.01.007

Wilcke, W., Bandowe, B. A. M., Gómez Lueso, M., Ruppenthal, M., del Valle, H. F., Oelmann, Y. (2014): Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their polar derivatives (oxygenated PAHs, azaarenes) in soils along a climosequence in Argentina. Science of the Total Environment 473-474, pp. 317–325. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.12.037

Wilcke, W., Kiesewetter, M., Bandowe, B. A. M. (2014): Microbial formation and degradation of oxygen-containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (OPAHs) in soil during short-term incubation. Environmental Pollution 184, pp. 385–390. 10.1016/j.envpol.2013.09.020