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In the media: Purification of microplastics from road stormwater

Published: 23 August 2022

Evaluation of stormwater filters at E4.

Road stormwater is often contaminated with a variety of substances, such as metals, sediments and organic pollutants. In recent years, road runoff has also been identified as a significant source of microplastics. Above all, tire and bitumen particles occur. There is very little data and experience on cleaning microplastics from stormwater. This study has evaluated the presence and purification of various microplastic polymers in runoff from E4 in Sundsvall (Sundsvallsbron) and the purification of this microplastic in a stormwater treatment system. The study is the first worldwide to evaluate treatment in such stormwater filters for highway runoff.

Katharina Lange

Katharina Lange, Postdoctoral position

Phone: +46 (0)920 493264
Organisation: Urban Water Engineering, Architecture and Water, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Godecke-Tobias Blecken

Godecke-Tobias Blecken, Professor

Phone: +46 (0)920 491394
Organisation: Urban Water Engineering, Architecture and Water, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

Helene Österlund, Associate Professor

Phone: +46 (0)920 492294
Organisation: Urban Water Engineering, Architecture and Water, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Maria Viklander

Maria Viklander, Professor and Head of Subject

Phone: +46 (0)920 491634
Organisation: Urban Water Engineering, Architecture and Water, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Anna-Maria Kullberg
E-post: annamaria.kullberg@msva.se
Organisation:
 MittSverige Vatten och Avfall (MSVA)