Master Theses

Examplary List of Research Topics for Master's Students

To give an idea on the research topics that our students work on, this is a list of some of the Master's Theses's titles from 2009 to 2015:

  • Chlorine Isotope Effects During Sorption of Organic Compounds on Carbonaceous Materials
  • A study of a medium deep BHE heat storage system for clean renewable energy using numerical modeling
  • GIS-based landslide susceptibility and hazard modelling in the Lesser Himalaya of Central Nepal
  • Ground water potential in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
  • Characterization of chromium species in surface and groundwater samples for the Olatha area, Bangladesh
  • Hydrochemical Investigation of Groundwater Quality in Viotic Kifissos Basin (Greece) with Special Focus on Nitrate Pollution
  • Spatial Analysis and Environmental Impact Assessment of Ordovician Oil Shale using ARCGIS: a Case Study of Northern Estonia
  • An environmental and economic analysis of quaternary landscape features in NE Estonia using LIDAR data and GIS
  • Using LIDAR data, GIS and remote sensing to evaluate landuse changes associated with Estonian energy production
  • Hydraulic Characteristics and Hydrochemistry of Nairobi Area, Kenya
  • GIS-based Water Budget Model and Stable Isotope Variation in Surface Waters of the Western East African Rift
  • The Use of Multipurpose Artificial Reefs for Coastal Protection
  • Application of DRASTIC & GALDIT indexes for the vulnerability assessment of coastal aquifers in the Mediterranean Basin
  • Sorption of Lead and Arsenic from Water to Hydroxyapatite & Ca-deficient Hydroxyapatite
  • The Geothermal Potentials of the Middle and Lower Benue Trough Nigeria
  • Chlorine and carbon isotope effects during reductive dechlorination of TCE and cis-DCE using ZVI in bench-scale column experiments
  • Analysis and determination of soil moisture content profile by the application of pilot Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) prototype sensors
  • Geochemical and isotopic composition of groundwater from hand-dug wells within the precarious settlements of Southern Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
  • Influence of illegal small-scale mining activities on water quality in the Tarkwa area, Ghana – a case study at Tarkwa Bonsa
  • Water Quality in Western Uganda – Evaluation of Human Impact
  • Hydrochemistry of Waters in the Laughing Waters Area of Lusaka, Zambia
  • Correlation of Thermal Contents of Triassic Buntsandstein Rocks under Water Saturated and Dry Conditions, Southern Germany
  • Influence of Temporal Variation of Water Saturation on Shallow Geothermal Systems Using Numerical Modeling
  • Using surface and borehole geophysics to detect permeability in silts at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
  • Study of a TNT Contaminated Site in Oberforsthaus using Modflow
  • Steam injection in the saturated zone: Experimental investigation of thermal in-situ remediation of a CHC contamination (source zone) in low permeability zones using steam flow
  • Assessment of the Global Impact of Human-parasitic Helminths with Specific Attention to the Correlation of Water Reuse and Political, Legal and Technical Framework
  • Development of a conceptual method for disposal of hazardous waste from military camps in conflict areas – Study case on the disposal of lithium batteries in Europe
  • Calculations of the optimized design for an existing multifunction building with borehole heat exchangers
  • Investigation of the quality of hand-dug water wells in Ado Ekiti, South Western Nigeria
  • Reservoir characterization of the Paleozoic Wajid sandstone aquifer, Saudi Arabia
  • Evaluation of Geohazards for the area of Pogonia at Plaghia Peninsula, NW Greece
  • Preliminary characterization of the hydrogeological properties of the Thorikos alluvium system (Greece)
  • Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment using DRASTIC and GALDIT methods in the area of Rhodope, Northeastern Greece
  • Prediction Models for Landslide Dam Stability in New Zealand
  • Assessment of groundwater quality in Guadalupe and Manadero Valleys near Ensenada, Mexico
  • Compilation and Interpretation of Hydraulic Properties of the Principal Aquifers in the Arabian Peninsula
  • Potential for groundwater recharge in an arid catchment in Mexico
  • Groundwater Quality Degradation Due to Seawater Intrusion Conditions in a Coastal Unconfined Aquifer in Northern Greece
  • Analysis of initiation and propagation of hydraulically induced fractures
  • Isotope and Hydrochemical Study of the Wasia-Biyadh and Aruma Aquifers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with Special Focus on Elevated Nitrate Levels
  • An Investigation of the Hydrological Potentials of an Ancient Greek City, Palairos
  • Assessing the Groundwater potential in Tigray region, Ethiopia, using hydraulic and hydrochemical methods
  • Waste soil interaction on deeply weathered bedrocks on the mobility of nutrients
  • Geo-information application in assessing on-farm soil loss at a watershed context in Lower Nyando river basin, Western Kenya
  • Geochemical and isotopic characterisation of groundwater from shallow limestone aquifer system of Murunkan Basin, Sri Lanka
  • Development of a method to determine groundwater recharge using stable isotopes of soils with low water saturation
  • Intercomparison of Laboratory Techniques for Determination of Stable Isotopes in Soil Water
  • Method Development for Stable Water Isotope Analysis of Pore Water from Saudi Arabian Sand with up to 1% Gravimetric Water Content
  • Comparison of Nitrate Values in Groundwater Samples to Nitrate Values in Hessen Reed Dictated by Budget Calculation
  • Analysis of the Influences on Soil Moisture Trends in the Scott Valley (California, USA) and Spatiotemporal Analysis of Field Soil Moisture for Validating Satellite Estimates
  • Sorption of Lead and Arsenic from Water to Hydroxyapatite & Ca-deficient Hydroxyapatite