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Arya Vijayan
Arya Vijayan

Arya Vijayan

PhD Student
Luleå University of Technology
Urban Water Engineering
Architecture and Water
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 492135
T3012 Luleå

Arya Vijayan’s research is focused on stormwater and snow melt quality, and snow handling in urban environments. Every winter, hundreds of thousands of tons of snow need to be removed from cities in cold climates, in order to maintain good mobility and traffic safety. Such snow is polluted with a wide range of substances depending on the land use, activities and materials found in the environment. In her doctoral project, Arya investigates how these snow pollutants are distributed further in the environment. She also assess the feasibility of environmentally safe disposal of urban snow. The focus will be on stormwater and snowmelt quality, snow removal and disposal processes, and the assessment of environmental issues and impacts caused by snow disposal. The influence of applications of management interventions in the form of source controls and pre-treatment of disposed snowmelt water will also be studied


Research Projects


Article in journal

Estimating Pollution Loads in Snow Removed from a Port Facility (2021)

Snow Pile Sampling Strategies
Vijayan. A, Österlund. H, Marsalek. J, Viklander. M
Water, Air and Soil Pollution, Vol. 232, nr. 2
Article in journal

Laboratory Melting of Late-Winter Urban Snow Samples (2019)

The Magnitude and Dynamics of Releases of Heavy Metals and PAHs
Vijayan. A, Österlund. H, Marsalek. J, Viklander. M
Water, Air and Soil Pollution, Vol. 230, nr. 8
Conference paper

Microplastics pathways in the urban environment (2019)

Urban roadside snowbanks
Vijayan. A, Österlund. H, Magnusson. K, Marsalek. J, Viklander. M
Part of: 10e Conférence internationale L'eau dans la ville, Programme et résumés [Urban water: Programme and abstracts], s. 186-186, GRAIE, 2019