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Helene Österlund

Associate Senior Lecturer
Luleå University of Technology
Urban Water Engineering
Architecture and Water
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
helene.osterlund@ltu.se
+46 (0)920 492294
F1114 Luleå

Heléne Österlund’s main scientific interests are related to stormwater quality and sources to the pollutions present in stormwater. The research involves field sampling of stormwater in urban catchments but also includes laboratory experiments e.g. to characterise surfaces commonly found in the urban environment and which may leach pollutions to the environment via stormwater runoff. This area has recently been broadened to also cover snow quality and handling of polluted snow in order to minimise negative environmental impact.

During her PhD studies in geochemistry, the focus of Heléne’s research was further development and applications of the DGT technique (diffusive gradients in thin films). DGT is developed for passive sampling of metals and anions (e.g. arsenic, antimony and vanadium) and can be applied in water, soil as well as sediment.  

Research Projects

Publications

Conference paper

Measurement and Planning–Level Modelling of Retention of Trace Metals (Cu, Pb, Zn) in Soils of Three Urban Drainage Grass Swales (2019)

Gavric. S, Larm. T, Österlund. H, Marsalek. J, Wahlsten. A, Viklander. M
Part of: New Trends in Urban Drainage Modelling, UDM 2018, s. 85-90, Springer, 2019
Chapter in book

Emerging Contaminants (2018)

Occurrence, Treatment Efficiency and Accumulation Under Varying Flows
Tondera. K, Blecken. G, Tournebize. J, Viklander. M, Österlund. H, Andersson-Wikström. A, et al.
Part of: Ecotechnologies for the Treatment of Variable Stormwater and Wastewater Flows
Chapter in book

Metals (2018)

Occurrence, Treatment Efficiency and Accumulation Under Varying Flows
Blecken. G, Tondera. K, Österlund. H, Viklander. M
Part of: Ecotechnologies for the Treatment of Variable Stormwater and Wastewater Flows
Article in journal

An exploratory study of the effects of stormwater pipeline materials on transported stormwater quality (2017)

Borris. M, Österlund. H, Marsalek. J, Viklander. M
Water Science and Technology, ISSN: 0273-1223, Vol. 76, nr. 2, s. 247-255
Article in journal

Mineral and Anthropogenic Indicator Inorganics in Urban Stormwater and Snowmelt Runoff (2017)

Sources and Mobility Patterns
Galfi. H, Österlund. H, Marsalek. J, Viklander. M
Water, Air and Soil Pollution, ISSN: 0049-6979, Vol. 228, nr. 7