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Department of Natural Sciences

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Jana Hinz

Scientific staff member


Department of Natural Sciences




G 107


Von-Liebig-Str. 20

53359, Rheinbach


+49 2241 8659539

Research Projects


N-nitrosamines, along with other pollutants, have become a cross-sectoral, persistent, and important health issue in various areas of occupational, environmental and product protection in recent years. They are among the organic nitrogen compounds with a high carcinogenic potential. The aim is to provide a new method with which, firstly, nitrosamines in air and, secondly, also in other matrices can be measured more sensitively than before with simultaneous robustness and result validity.

Project management at the H-BRS

Prof. Dr Michaela Wirtz

The occurrence of N-nitrosamines is an important public health issue. Due to their good water solubility, they enter the aquatic environment via industrial and municipal input pathways. For companies, they are a major problem due to their carcinogenic potential, diversity and versatile occurrence due to frequent formation in technical processes. The aim is to develop a sensitive, sufficiently selective, economical, and on-site analytical method with sample preparation that can be automated as much as possible.

Project management at the H-BRS

Prof. Dr Michaela Wirtz