Integrating CSIA Into Your Site Management Strategy


SiREM is excited to announce a new strategic partnership with Isodetect GmbH, a leading provider of Compound Specific Isotope Analysis (CSIA). CSIA is a proven technology used to evaluate the extent of contaminant degradation, versus non-degradative losses, as well as “fingerprinting” contaminants for source identification and differentiation. The addition of CSIA expands SiREM’s portfolio of advanced tools that also includes molecular genetic testing (Gene-Trac®), treatability studies and other analyses used to understand and optimize remediation processes.

Kevin Kuntze, Ph.D.

Project Manager
Isodetect GmbH

Kevinis the lab manager and innovation expert at Isodetect GmbH, Germany. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Leipzig (Germany) in the research field of anaerobic biodegradation of groundwater contaminants. Before his engagement at Isodetect, Kevin worked as a coordinator of a joint German-Israel Research Project and as an executive assistant at the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig, Germany. In the past 16 years he developed many innovative tools in the area of molecular biology and compound-specific isotope analysis for the assessment of in situ degradation of organic contaminants. As the innovation expert at Isodetect he is responsible for the development and implementation of new and highly efficient analytical tools within the business areas of pollutant degradation and monitoring of gas & geothermal energy processing.

Anko Fischer, Ph.D.

Supervising Manager
Isodetect GmbH

Anko is the leader of the Isodetect team in Leipzig. He is a geo-ecologist and an expert in the field of isotope analysis of contaminated sites. He has published more than 30 peer reviewed articles on the development of isotope tools for the assessment of pollutant degradation and source identification. He has managed and evaluated more than 150 projects in the field of contaminated site assessment. Anko also has extensive technical and practical knowledge in the analysis of stable isotopes and comprehensive experience in the processing and management of funded R&D projects.

Brent Pautler, Ph.D.

Chemistry Services Manager

Brent received his Ph.D. in environmental analytical chemistry in 2013 where he gained advanced technical experience in spectroscopy, chromatography, mass spectrometry,passive sampling, and chemistry informatics. Throughout his career, he has worked with scientists, engineers, and consultants, applying his chemistry and information technology expertise to help them solve unique problems inthe laboratory and the field. His role includes managing and advancing SiREM’s passive sampling portfolio, analytical testing services while supporting CSIA business development.


Isodetect offers isotope analytical services and scientific expertise to stakeholders in groundwater remediation, the oil and gas industry as well as environmental monitoring worldwide. Isodetect holds key knowledge and intellectual property for natural attenuation monitoring, source identification and in situ remediation at contaminated sites (e.g., BTEX, chlorinated ethenes, HCHs, MTBE, PAH, TPH, micropollutants, pesticides, explosives). Isodetect’s services include CSIA, Stable Isotope Probing (SIP), in situ microcosms (BACTRAPs®), laboratory microcosm studies, metabolite analysis, molecular genetic techniques (qPCR) and GC-MS screening. With on-going technological developments in isotope monitoring, Isodetect supplies tools that provide evidence for and characterize and quantify, the natural and stimulated biological/chemical transformation of new classes of pollutants. Isodetect’s business model includes the market introduction of innovative know-how, which is generated in close cooperation with partners from science and technology. Our goal is to translate new insights into practice through effective technology transfer.