Environmental contaminants and pesticides
Environmental contaminants such as PCB, flame retardants, PFAS, heavy metals and residues of pesticides can have negative effects on both human health and ecosystems.
At the department, research is conducted concerning the dispersion and effects of environmental contaminants, as well as methods for treatment and remediation, and analysing techniques.
Examples of research projects
- Ditch cleaning versus wetland restoration – Effects on mercury in water
- FIBREM – characterization and remediation of fiberbank sediment
- Treatment technologies for PFASs in soil and drinking water
- Mercury in runoff water
- MER-CLUB - MERcury Clean-Up system based on Bioremediation by marine bacteria
- Properties, fate and individual-to-ecosystem level impacts of microplastics in freshwaters
- Microbial mercury methylation in the Baltic Sea
- Environmental impact of gas ebullition in fiberbank sediments – flux measurements and X-ray tomography for improved remediation strategies
- PhytoRem - Phytoremediation of PFAS contaminated soil and groundwater
- POPscreen – Identification of emerging organic pollutants in archived biota
- Blackwater treatment and fate of pharmaceuticals and antibiotic resistance genes
- RiskMix - Risk assessment of mixtures
- Food waste to new food
- Early detection of organic micropollutants in aquatic ecosystem
- The POPs-laboratory: analysis of organic pollutants
- SLU Centre for Pesticides in the Environment
- SLU Knowledge bank: Combined filtration makes removal of PFAS in drinking water more efficient
- SLU Knowledge bank: Facts and findings about mercury in the environment: infographic
- SLU Knowledge bank: Ozonation breaks down certain PFAS substances
- For more articles in SLU Knowledge bank about environmental contaminants and pesticides see the Swedish version of this page.