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Lena Alakangas
Lena Alakangas

Lena Alakangas

Professor and Head of Subject
Luleå University of Technology
Applied Geochemistry
Geosciences and Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 491396
T2311 Luleå

Lena Alakangas, Professor and deputy Chair professor in Applied geochemistry. Teaches in courses in Environmental geochemistry related to mining waste and water. The expertise is in the area of environmental geochemistry, environmental impact and prevention measures particularly for sulfidic material such as mine wastes, sulfide-bearing rocks and sulfide soils.

Research Interests and Current Research

Characterisation, prediction and risk classification of sulfide-bearing rocks and mine wastes, sediments
Geochemical studies of sulfide bearing materials such as sulfide soil, mine wastes and sulfide bearing rocks and contaminated water
Geochemical stability of mine waste and prevention measures
Tracing contaminants (As, U) source at mine sites (Environment forensics)
ITP308: Mine water and waste management. Training course for funded by SIDA
Metals4U. Vinnova funded project coordinated by Bergkraft


Article, review/survey

Advances in the use of recycled non-ferrous slag as a resource for non-ferrous metal mine site remediation (2022)

Ban. J, Sun. K, Yao. J, Sunahara. G, Hudson-Edwards. K, Jordan. G, et al.
Part of: Environmental Research
Article in journal

Sulfur analyses and mineralogical data in the preliminary mine waste characterization (2022)

Karlsson. T, Kauppila. P, Lehtonen. M, Alakangas. L, Kauppila. T
Environmental Monitoring & Assessment, Vol. 194
Article in journal

Hydrogen Peroxide Ammonium Citrate Extraction: Mineral Decomposition and Preliminary Waste Rock Characterization (2021)

Karlsson. T, Räisänen. M, Myöhänen. T, Alakangas. L, Lehtonen. M, Kauppila. P
Minerals, Vol. 11, nr. 706
Article in journal

Occurrence and release of trace elements in pyrite-rich waste rock (2021)

Nyström. E, Thomas. H, Wanhainen. C, Alakangas. L
Minerals, Vol. 11, nr. 5