The aim of the section of Environmental Engineering is to provide solutions to environmental challenges and hazards caused by modern society. We are primarily targeting water and air pollution as well as GHG emissions and we use a combination of advanced analytical characterization methods, process engineering and modelling tools to analyze environmental challenges and develop solutions for implementation in industrial and public facilities. Our focus areas include persistent pollutants in natural and engineered water systems, recovery of valuable products from waste streams, measurement methods and technologies for controlling gaseous emissions from agricultural activities (GHG, VOC, Sulfur and Ammonia), anaerobic digestion of waste for energy recovery, and indoor air technologies. In environmental engineering, we are dealing with complex systems and challenges that often involve both biological and chemical processes. Many of our activities are therefore taking place in the cross-section between chemical engineering and biotechnology.
Below is a list of our key areas within research and development in Environmental Engineering at Department of Biological & Chemical Engineering.