BioMult - Development of a Bio Multi Parameter Tool for in situ Measurements in Water Bodies and aquatic Test Systems

The project aims to develop a suitable measurement technology in combination with an assessment strategy that allows a real-time detection of anthropogenic changes of water bodies and to distinguish these from natural fluctuations. The technique will allow to detect changes of the current status of a water body or test system, for example in response to the discharge of chemicals. To this end, a device will be developed that automatically takes water samples at various points in the water and analyses the water on the density, composition and photosynthetic activity of the algal community.

Project partners:

Coordinator:Marlene Ebke
Institut für Gewässerschutz Mesocosm GmbH
Neu-Ulrichstein 5
D-35315 Homberg (Ohm)
phone: ++49-6633 642740
fax: ++49-6633 642790 e-mail: ebke(at)

Prof. Dr. Jörg Oehlmann
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt
Department Aquatic Ecotoxicology
Siesmayerstr. 70
D-60054 Frankfurt am Main
phone ++ 49-69 79824738
fax ++ 49-69 79824748
e-mail: oehlmann(at)
Principle investigator:
Friederike Breuer (friederike.breuer(at)

Prof. Bela Dören
FNU Forschungszentrum Neu-Ulrichstein GmbH & Co KG
Neu-Ulrichstein 5
D-35315 Homberg (Ohm)

Dr. Peter Cikryt
Hessisches Landesamt für Umwelt und Geologie (HLUG)
Dezernat Gewässerökologie und Gewässergüte
Rheingaustraße 186
D-65203 Wiesbaden

Prof. Dr. Eberhard Schultheiß
Helmut Hund GmbH
Wilhelm-Will-Str. 7
D-35580 Wetzlar

Funded by
Hessen Agentur GmbH as a project within the LOEWE programme