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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
T3017 Luleå

 Heléne Österlund’s main scientific interests are related to stormwater and snow quality and includes the sources to the pollutants present in stormwater and snow. The research involves field sampling of stormwater and snow in urban catchments but also includes laboratory experiments. The studies aim to characterise various impervious surfaces commonly found in the urban environment and which may leach pollutants to the environment via stormwater runoff, characterise in which chemical forms the pollutants are transported in stormwater as well as pollutant pathways in snow and snowmelt. The pollutants in focus have been metals and organic micro pollutants. During recent years, the studies have been extended to also include micro plastics and litter.

Research Projects

Publications

Article in journal

Contamination of Urban Stormwater Pond Sediments (2021)

A Study of 259 Legacy and Contemporary Organic Substances
Flanagan. K, Blecken. G, Österlund. H, Nordqvist. K, Viklander. M
Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 55, nr. 5, s. 3009-3020
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

Evaluation of measured dissolved and bio-met predicted bioavailable Cu, Ni and Zn concentrations in runoff from three urban catchments (2021)

Lindfors. S, Österlund. H, Lundy. L, Viklander. M
Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 287
Article in journal

Metal enrichment of soils in three urban drainage grass swales used for seasonal snow storage (2021)

Gavrić. S, Leonhardt. G, Österlund. H, Marsalek. J, Viklander. M
Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 760
Article in journal

Metal size distribution in rainfall and snowmelt-induced runoff from three urban catchments (2020)

Lindfors. S, Österlund. H, Lundy. L, Viklander. M
Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 743