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Sarah Lindfors
Sarah Lindfors

Sarah Lindfors

PhD Student
Luleå University of Technology
Urban Water Engineering
Architecture and Water
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 493222
T3008 Luleå

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.

Research Projects


Article in journal

Metal size distribution in rainfall and snowmelt-induced runoff from three urban catchments (2020)

Lindfors. S, Österlund. H, Lundy. L, Viklander. M
Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 743
Conference paper

Characterisation of Dissolved Metal Fractions in Urban Runoff (2019)

Lindfors. S, Österlund. H, Meyn. T, Muthanna. T, Lundy. L, Viklander. M
Paper presented at : International conference: Cities, Rain & Risk
Conference paper

Evaluation of Truly Dissolved and Bioavailable Metal Concentrations in Snowmelt and Rainfall Runoff (2019)

Lindfors. S, Österlund. H, Lundy. L, Viklander. M
Part of: Novatech 2019 Proceedings, 2019
Conference paper

Truly dissolved and labile Cu and Zn in urban runoff from a parking lot, an industrial area and copper and zinc roofs (2017)

Lindfors. S, Österlund. H, Viklander. M
Part of: 14th IWA/IAHR International Conference on Urban Drainage: Conference Proceedings, 2017, Prague, 2017,, 2017