Inga’s research focus is on sustainable small-scale water systems including on-site wastewater treatment and advanced stormwater treatment.
During her PhD studies, Inga developed test methods for sorbent materials used for phosphorus treatment in on-site wastewater facilities. Her investigations included laboratory experiments with different filter materials as well as hydro-geochemical transport simulations. Continuing on the topic, Inga now investigates small-scale wastewater treatment facilities under field conditions where she looks at phosphorus filters’ function and bacteria discharges from sand filters. She also works with on-site facilities’ sustainability and suitability under different conditions using multi-criteria analysis. Broadening her field of research, she has recently started to work with advanced stormwater treatment at laboratory scale.