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Katharina Lange
Katharina Lange

Katharina Lange

PhD Student
Luleå University of Technology
Urban Water Engineering
Architecture and Water
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 493264
T3007 Luleå

Research Area

Katharina works with stormwater bioretention systems. In a lab experiment with over 200 columns she investigated how 12 different plant species affect the metal and nutrient treatment performance of bioretention systems. Further the impact of bioretention systems on metal speciation was investigated. Currently Katharina is responsible for field studies in Sweden. Katharina wants to evaluate if the results she obtained in the lab studies can be confirmed in the field. Further, she investigates how bioretention systems remove micro plastics. With her studies, Katharina wants to support the sustainable implementation of bioretention systems in Sweden and world-wide.

Research projects


Article in journal

Effects of plant species and traits on metal treatment and phytoextraction in stormwater bioretention (2020)

Lange. K, Viklander. M, Blecken. G
Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 276
Article in journal

Metal speciation in stormwater bioretention (2020)

Removal of particulate, colloidal and truly dissolved metals
Lange. K, Österlund. H, Viklander. M, Blecken. G
Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 724
Conference paper

Advanced size fractionation to estimate the impact of bioretention systems on metal speciation – preliminaryresults (2019)

[Analyse fine du fractionnement par taille pour estimer l'impact des systèmes de biorétention sur la spéciation des métaux - résultats préliminaires]
Lange. K, Blecken. G, Viklander. M
Part of: 10e Conférence internationale L'eau dans la ville, Programme et résumés [Urban water: Programme and abstracts], s. 159-159, GRAIE, 2019
Conference paper

Biofilter metal removal - improvement due to plant species selection? (2018)

Lange. K, Blecken. G, Viklander. M
Paper presented at : IWA Spechialist Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control, 30 September-4 October 2018, Valencia, Spain