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The environmental laboratory

Research and teaching

  • Environmental and waste technology (often material with high pollution levels)
  • Controlled experiments on different scales (from mg to tons)
  • Research in collaboration with companies and other research internally and externally

In lab and field

Waste Technology is an experimental substance whose research is largely done through experiments in lab and field. The existing environmental laboratory with its field farm offers the opportunity to conduct experiments in the scale of a few milligrams tested materials to a few thousand kg.

Virtual Reality Lab - Lulea University of Technology Photo: Gustav Jansson
Virtual Reality Lab

Used in areas such as in construction, architecture, ore geology, mining and rock engineering.

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Lab Mechanical process technology

Laboratory exercise in the course Mechanical process technology where mineral processing methods are used.

Photo: R Renberg
Study Visit at SSAB in Lulea

A series of field trips and Study Visits are conducted during the first weeks of Civil Engineering Programmes.

Study Visit 2017 - Contaminated industrial area Photo: Richard Renberg
Study visit at a brownfield

Lokstallarna, the decommissioned marshalling yard in Luleå center is part of a hundred year old railway history but may also an example of potential industrial sins that need to be further investigated. Students from the civil engineering program Natural Resources Engineering got the chance to assist to an environmental survey at the site including soil and groundwater sampling and installation of groundwater pipes will a drill rig.