Sarah Lindfors’ main research field is about stormwater quality and pollution transport in stormwater. More specifically will the research be about investigating the chemical composition of metals and how it changes during transport in stormwater systems.
Before her PhD studies, Sarah read the civil engineer program Natural Resources and Engineering at LTU with specialisation in Water and Environmental science. Her master thesis was written as a project within the Urban Water Engineering group at LTU and was aimed at investigating metals’ fractionation and their bioavailability in snowmelt using two techniques, ultrafiltration and DGT (diffusive gradients in thin films).
Sarah began her PhD studies in August 2017 and in her first project she will continue the investigation about metals’ fractionation, using ultrafiltration, in incoming water to stormwater systems. Knowledge about the size fractions and chemical composition of metals, is of importance when for example designing and choosing treatment techniques for stormwater.