Karin Björklund

Forskarassistent at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil 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 Water Environment Technology
Formas

2013–2016

Removal of Organic Contaminants in Stormwater Treatment Facilities

Karin Björklund Water Environment Technology
Ann-Margret Hvitt Strömvall 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 Water Environment Technology
Karin Björklund Water Environment Technology
Anna Markiewicz Water Environment Technology
Yuliya Kalmykova Water Environment Technology
Formas

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Publications

2018

Hydrodynamic modelling of the influence of stormwater and combined sewer overflows on receiving water quality: Benzo(a)pyrene and copper risks to recreational water

Karin Björklund, Mia Bondelind, Anna Karlsson et al
Journal of Environmental Management. Vol. 207, p. 32-42
Journal article
2017

Removal of organic contaminants in bioretention medium amended with activated carbon from sewage sludge

Karin Björklund, Loretta Li
Environmental Science and Pollution Research. Vol. 24 (23), p. 19167-19180
Journal article
2017

Sorption of organic pollutants frequently detected in stormwater: evaluation of five potential sorbents

Karin Björklund, Loretta Li
Journal of Logic and Computation
Journal article
2017

Adsorption of Organic Stormwater Pollutants onto Activated Carbon from Sewage Sludge

Karin Björklund, Loretta Y. Li
Journal of Environmental Management. Vol. 197, p. 490-497
Journal article
2017

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

Anna Markiewicz, Karin Björklund, E. Eriksson et al
Science of the Total Environment. Vol. 580, p. 1162-1174
Journal article
2017

Sorption of organic contaminants and nutrients onto rain garden soil amended with activated carbon

Karin Björklund, Loretta Li
Conference Proceedings, 14th IWA/IAHR International Conference on Urban Drainage; September 10-15, 2017; Prague, Czech Republic, p. 1060-1064
Paper in proceedings
2017

Influence of stormwater and CSOs on copper and benzo[a]pyrene in receiving waters – hydrodynamic modelling approach

Mia Bondelind, Karin Björklund, Anna Karlsson et al
Conference Proceedings, 14th IWA/IAHR International Conference on Urban Drainage, September 10-15, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic, p. 540-543
Paper in proceedings
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
Journal article
2015

Adsorbents for the removal of contaminants from stormwater

Karin Björklund
Conference poster
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
Journal article
2014

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

Karin Björklund, Loretta Li
Conference poster
2014

Mineral Adsorbents for Removal of Metals in Urban Runoff

Karin Björklund, Loretta Li
Conference poster
2014

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

Karin Björklund, Loretta Li
Paper in proceedings
2013

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

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

Screening of Organic Contaminants in Urban Snow

Karin Björklund, Ann-Margret Hvitt Strömvall, Per-Arne Malmqvist
Water Science and Technology. Vol. 64 (1), p. 206-213
Journal article
2011

Sources and fluxes of organic contaminants in urban runoff

Karin Björklund
Doctoral thesis
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 Hvitt Strömvall
Water Science and Technology. Vol. 65 (3), p. 508-515
Journal article
2010

Screening av organiska miljögifter i snö

Karin Björklund, Ann-Margret Hvitt Strömvall
Report
2010

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

Karin Björklund, Ann-Margret Hvitt Strömvall, Thomas Pettersson
Book of abstracts - 10th Urban Environment Symposium, 9-11 June 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden, p. 19-
Paper in proceedings
2010

Screening of organic contaminants in urban snow

Karin Björklund, Ann-Margret Hvitt Strömvall, Per-Arne Malmqvist
Proceedings, 14th International Conference, IWA Diffuse Pollution Specialist Group: Diffuse Pollution and Eutrophication, p. 270-275
Paper in proceedings
2010

Substance flow analyses of phthalates and nonylphenols in stormwater

Karin Björklund
Water Science and Technology. Vol. 62 (5), p. 1154-1160
Journal article
2010

Screening of organic contaminants in urban snow

Karin Björklund, Ann-Margret Hvitt Strömvall, Per-Arne Malmqvist
Proceedings, 14th International Conference, IWA Diffuse Pollution Specialist Group: Diffuse Pollution and Eutrophication, p. 270-275
Paper in proceedings
2009

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

Karin Björklund, A.P. Cousins, Ann-Margret Hvitt Strömvall et al
Science of the Total Environment. Vol. 407 (16), p. 4665-4672
Journal article
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-
Paper in proceedings
2008

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

Karin Björklund, Per-Arne Malmqvist, Ann-Margret Hvitt Strömvall
Book of abstracts. 9th Highway and Urban Environment Symposium, 9-11 June 2008, Madrid, Spain, p. 21-
Paper in proceedings
2008

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

Karin Björklund, Per-Arne Malmqvist, Ann-Margret Hvitt Strömvall
Paper in proceedings
2007

Källor till och flöden av ftalater och nonylfenoler i Stockholms dagvatten

Karin Björklund, Per-Arne Malmqvist, Ann-Margret Hvitt Strömvall
Report
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
Journal article