Karin Björklund

Forskarassistent at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Water Environment Technology

Karin’s research focus is on the occurrence, sources and treatment of organic pollutants in urban runoff and landfill leachate. The research aims at developing a framework for strategic and transparent selection of sustainable stormwater management options in urban environments. However, there is currently a general lack of knowledge concerning many management options, including information on pollutant removal efficiency, expected lifetime, maintenance needs and management of contaminated waste. Karin's research aims to meet these information needs. The research includes measurements both in laboratory and field studies as well as literature research.

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Projects

2016–2019

Uppbyggnad av ett ramverk för val av bästa möjliga teknik för dagvattenrening

Karin Björklund Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Water Environment Technology
Formas

2013–2016

Removal of Organic Contaminants in Stormwater Treatment Facilities

Karin Björklund Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Water Environment Technology
Ann-Margret Hvitt Strömvall Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Water Environment Technology
Formas
J. Gust. Richert stiftelse

2014–2017

Colloidal fractions of persistent organic pollutants in road runoff: sources, generation and innovative treatment techniques

Ann-Margret Hvitt Strömvall Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Water Environment Technology
Karin Björklund Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Water Environment Technology
Anna Markiewicz Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Water Environment Technology
Yuliya Kalmykova Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Water Environment Technology
Formas

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Publications

2017

Emissions of organic pollutants from traffic and roads: Priority pollutants selection and substance flow analysis

A. Markiewicz, Karin Björklund, E. Eriksson et al
Science of the Total Environment. Vol. 580, p. 1162–1174
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Sorption of DOM and hydrophobic organic compounds onto sewage-based activated carbon

Karin Björklund, Loretta Y. Li,
Water Science and Technology. Vol. 74 (4), p. 852-860
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Evaluation of low-cost materials for sorption of hydrophobic organic pollutants in stormwater

Karin Björklund, L. Li,
Journal of Environmental Management. Vol. 159, p. 106-114
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Adsorbents for the removal of contaminants from stormwater

Karin Björklund,
BC Water & Waste Association Annual Conference & Trade Show, Book of Abstracts
Conference poster
2014

Adsorption of Organic Pollutants in Stormwater: Evaluation of Four Potential Sorbents

Karin Björklund, Loretta Li,
Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Urban Drainage
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Evaluation of low-cost media for sorption of organic pollutants in stormwater

Karin Björklund, Loretta Li,
World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2014, Portland OR, USA, June 1-5, 2014
Conference poster
2014

Sorption and degradation of petroleum hydrocarbons, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, alkylphenols, bisphenol A and phthalates in landfill leachate using sand, activated carbon and peat filters

Yuliya Kalmykova, Nashita Moona, Ann-Margret Strömvall et al
Water Research. Vol. 56, p. 246–257
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Mineral Adsorbents for Removal of Metals in Urban Runoff

Karin Björklund, Loretta Li,
European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014
Conference poster
2013

Partitioning of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Alkylphenols, Bisphenol A and Phthalates in Landfill Leachates and Stormwater.

Yuliya Kalmykova, Karin Björklund, Ann-Margret Strömvall et al
Water Research. Vol. 47 (3), p. 1317-1328
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

Screening of Organic Contaminants in Urban Snow

Karin Björklund, Ann-Margret Strömvall, Per-Arne Malmqvist et al
Water Science & Technology. Vol. 64 (1), p. 206-213
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

Simulating organic pollutant flows in urban stormwater: development and evaluation of a model for nonylphenols and phthalates

Karin Björklund, Per-Arne Malmqvist, Ann-Margret Strömvall et al
Water Science & Technology. Vol. 65 (3), p. 508–515
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

Sources and fluxes of organic contaminants in urban runoff

Karin Björklund,
Doctoral thesis
2010

Screening av organiska miljögifter i snö

Karin Björklund, Ann-Margret Strömvall,
Report
2010

Metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in stormwater sediments: particle distribution and catchment area emission factors (CAEFs)

Karin Björklund, Ann-Margret Strömvall, Thomas J. R. Pettersson et al
Book of abstracts - 10th Urban Environment Symposium, 9-11 June 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden, p. 19
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

Screening of organic contaminants in urban snow

Karin Björklund, Ann-Margret Strömvall, Per-Arne Malmqvist et al
Proceedings, 14th International Conference, IWA Diffuse Pollution Specialist Group: Diffuse Pollution and Eutrophication, p. 270-275
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

Substance flow analyses of phthalates and nonylphenols in stormwater

Karin Björklund,
Water Science & Technology. Vol. 62 (5), p. 1154-1160
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2009

Phthalates and Nonylphenols in Stormwater: A Substance Flow Analysis

Karin Björklund,
The International Conference Xenobiotics in the Urban Water Cycle – XENOWAC 2009, p. 6
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2009

Phthalates and nonylphenols in urban runoff: Occurrence, distribution and area emission factors

Karin Björklund, Ann-Margret Strömvall, Per-Arne Malmqvist et al
Science of The Total Environment. Vol. 407 (16), p. 4665-4672
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

Using the stormwater-quality model SEWSYS to identify sources and fluxes of hazardous organic substances

Karin Björklund, Per-Arne Malmqvist, Ann-Margret Strömvall et al
Book of abstracts. 9th Highway and Urban Environment Symposium, 9-11 June 2008, Madrid, Spain, p. 21
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2008

Best Management Practices to Reduce Phthalate and Nonylphenol Loads in Urban Runoff

Karin Björklund, Per-Arne Malmqvist, Ann-Margret Strömvall et al
Proceedings of the International Conference on Urban Drainage, 1-5 September, Edinburgh, UK
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

Environmental risk assessment of antibiotics in the Swedish environment with emphasis on sewage treatment plants

R. H. Lindberg, Karin Björklund, P. Rendahl et al
Water Research. Vol. 41 (3), p. 613-619
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2007

Källor till och flöden av ftalater och nonylfenoler i Stockholms dagvatten

Karin Björklund, Per-Arne Malmqvist, Ann-Margret Strömvall et al
Report