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Malin Ullberg

Malin Ullberg
PhD-student in drinking water treatment


I investigate how and if granular activated carbon (GAC) can be used as a chemical barrier in drinking water production in Sweden.


BlackBox - Granular activated carbon as functioning chemical barrier and biofilter in drinking water production


Master Programme in Environmental and Water Engineering, Uppsala University


Principal supervisor: Karin Wiberg, SLU

Assistant supervisors: Catherine Paul, Lund; Kathleen Murphy, Chalmers, Stephan Köhler, SLU

Selected publications

Hugo Campos Pereira, Malin Ullberg, Dan Berggren Kleja, Jon Petter Gustafsson, Lutz Ahrens 2018. Sorption of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) to an organic soil horizon – Effect of cation composition and pH, Chemosphere (207),p. 183-191.

Mattias Sörengård, Hugo Campos-Pereira, Malin Ullberg, Foon Yin Lai, Oksana Golovko, Lutz Ahrens 2019. Mass loads, source apportionment, and risk estimation of organic micropollutants from hospital and municipal wastewater in recipient catchments. Chemosphere (234),p. 931-941

Malin Ullberg, Elin Lavonen, Stephan J. Köhler, Oksana Golovko, Karin Wiberg 2021. Pilot-scale removal of organic micropollutants and natural organic matter from drinking water using ozonation followed by granular activated carbon. Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol.

Vera Franke, Malin Ullberg, Philip McCleaf, Maria Wålinder, Stephan J. Köhler, Lutz Ahrens (2021). The Price of Really Clean Water: Combining Nanofiltration with Granular Activated Carbon and Anion Exchange Resins for the Removal of Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in Drinking Water Production. ACS EST Water. DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.0c00141