Research projects at the Division for Water and Environmental Engineering
Ongoing research projects
Macroalgae for the Swedish bioeconomy.
Circular Public Procurement
Public procurement accounts for about one fifth of Swedish GDP and is thus a very powerful tool for helping to transform our society in a more sustainable direction. It offers great opportunities to influence suppliers and bidders to include both environmental aspects and social and economic sustainability throughout the life cycle.
Development of affordable adsorbent systems for arsenic and fluoride removal in the drinking water sources in Tanzania (DAFWAT)
In this study, investigation and optimisation of the use of low-cost affordable adsorbents to remove fluoride and Arsenic from water will be perfected at laboratory scale, and a pilot water defluoridation plant will be constructed and tested.
Expectations and Implications of Circularity in Society
The overall aim of this project is to identify and analyze the environmental sustainability implications of new modes of production and consumption brought about by changes in the transition to a circular economy.
Sofia Lingegård has received a Formas early career researcher grant of 4 million SEK.
The project group also includes Michael Martin, IVL/KTH and David Lazarevic, Syke.
Marine bioeconomy for circular nitrogen and phosphorus flows in Sweden: Alternatives, hurdles and policy tools
Circular flows of nitrogen and phosphorus are desirable for several reasons, though bioeconomy activities that provide this valuable externality may not be recognised, supported or encouraged for doing so. This project explores and compares current and future bioeconomy activities that can contribute to the recovery and reuse of nitrogen and phosphorus.
Optimization of Agricultural Management for Soil Carbon Sequestration Using Deep Reinforcement Learning and Large-Scale Simulations
Soil carbon sequestration in croplands has tremendous potential to help mitigate climate change; however, it is challenging to develop the optimal management practices for maximization of the sequestered carbon as well as the crop yield.
- Sustainable water supply in coastal areas under climate stress
- Testbed Storsudret for development of sustainable water management systems
- Thin-layer capping with reactive sorbents (CAPTIVE)
Understanding the risk for groundwater sources in areas with unsewered sanitation services from the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater
There is no evidence, that SARS-CoV-2 is likely to become inactivated similar to non-enveloped human enteric viruses. Although the transport in subsurface dissents, this project aims to study the potential risks of the mobility and impact of SARS-CoV-2 in groundwater sources in areas with unsewered/unimproved or limited sanitation services.