Mårten Winkler studied Environment and Water, a specialization within the Master programme of Natural Resources Engineering at Luleå University of Technology. His master thesis deals with biological raw water treatment for reducing iron and manganese in drinking water.
"Very honorable," says Mårten Winkler who today works as environmental consultant at ÅF.
"Mårten has done a good job finding similar surveys that verify the results of his report. This way, the reader can feel reassured about the results. The thesis also clearly presents the well-run pilot experiments in pilot scale and full scale and provides clear guidance on how to solve problems that can occur, says Daniel Hellström, development manager at Swedish Water & Wastewater Association.
Last year, another student from Luleå University of Technology was granted the Swedish Water and Wastewater Association Award for Best Degree Project. Ida Sandström who also studied Environment and Water of the Master Programme of Natural Resources Engineering developed a tool for assessing how future drinking water supply should be designed.
"The award shows that we have talented and ambitious students at the Master Programme of Natural Resources Engineering here in Luleå. The fact that graduate students from Luleå University of Technology are awarded this prize two years in a row also shows that we provide high-quality education at the forefront," says Annelie Hedström, assistant professor in Urban Water Engineering at Luleå University of Technology and examiner of Mårten's master degree project.
The award is a scholarship in the amount of 25,000 SEK for the degree project entitled "Biological raw water treatment for iron and manganese in drinking water production - Cleaning capacity in full-scale disc filters and expanded clay filters". The project was carried out in collaboration with Vatten & Miljöbyrån and Boden municipality.