Inga Herrmann
Inga Herrmann

Inga Herrmann

Associate Senior Lecturer
Luleå University of Technology
Urban Water Engineering
Architecture and Water
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 492528
R117 Luleå

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.


Research projects


Article in journal

Treatment of road runoff by coagulation/flocculation and sedimentation (2019)

Nyström. F, Nordqvist. K, Herrmann. I, Hedström. A, Viklander. M
Water Science and Technology, Vol. 79, nr. 3, s. 518-525
Article in journal

Phosphorus reduction in filters for on-site wastewater treatment (2018)

Vidal. B, Hedström. A, Herrmann. I
Journal of Water Process Engineering, Vol. 22, s. 210-217
Conference paper

What are the drivers to decentralize wastewater treatment systems? (2018)

A Swedish perspective
Vidal. B, Herrmann. I, Sharp. L, Hedström. A
Paper presented at : IWA 15th International Specialised Conferences on Small Water and Wastewater Systems, 14-18 October 2018, Haifa, Israel
Conference paper

An environmental approach to compare on-site sanitation systems (2017)

Vidal. B, Kärrman. E, Hedström. A, Herrmann. I
Paper presented at : IWA joint conference: S2Small International IWA Conference on Sustainable Solutions for Small Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems, Nantes, October 22-26, 2017
Article in journal

Discharge of indicator bacteria from on-site wastewater treatment systems (2017)

Herrmann. I, Vidal. B, Hedström. A
Desalination and Water Treatment, Vol. 91, s. 365-373