Initial studies concerning the use of Chlorella vulgaris for reduction of pesticides in surface water

Last changed: 14 August 2014

One of the Swedish environmental quality objectives is a non-toxic environment. One important step to achieve this is to limit the use of chemicals. However, also need actions where contaminants found in the environment are reduced are needed. Currently is the presence of complex organic compounds like drug residues and pesticides a challenge to the traditional water treatment plants. For pesticides, the situation is also that in many cases the contaminants do not pass a water treatment plants but leak out directly to the surface water. In this work, we want to look at how a green alga (Chlorella vulgaris) relate to complex organic pollutants like pesticides.

The project is performed as a master thesis and is funded by Partnership Alnarp.

Contact: Malin Hultberg