Karin Andersson

Biträdande professor at Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Maritime Studies, Maritime Environment and Energy Systems

Karin Andersson is a full professor at the division of Maritime Environment and Energy Systems. Her academic background is in Chemical Engineering (M Sc), Nuclear Chemistry (Ph D) and Environmental Systems Analysis. She also spent one year of studies in Archaeology. After working as a consultant in environmental systems analysis for seven years, she was one of the two founders of the research group for Environmental Systems Analysis at the department for Civil and Environmental Engineering at Chalmers in 1990 together with Torbjörn Svensson. The group has been active in developing and teaching environmental/sustainable development courses within different Master of Engineering programs at Chalmers and were a driving force in the development of research within Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in Sweden. This led to the start of a national competence centre, CPM with participation of more than 10 large Swedish companies. Karin is employed at the department of Shipping and Marine Technology since 2009. Her present research interests focuses on decision support relating to environmental impact and resource use caused by technical systems in shipping using Environmental Systems Analysis tools like life cycle assessment (LCA). Examples of present research projects are “future marine fuels from a life cycle perspective” and “marine energy systems modelling”. The research is connected to the maritime competence centre Lighthouse.

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Projects

2014–2017

Nya drivmedel och policyinstrument för sjöfarten; systemstudier av potentialen att minska risker för miljö och hälsa

Selma Brynolf Physical Resource Theory
Karin Andersson Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
VINNOVA

2017–2018

Nutrient input to the Baltic Sea from shipping

Lena Granhag Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
Magda Wilewska-Bien Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
Karin Andersson Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
BalticSea2020

2013–2016

Chalmers Ship emission measurements. Properties of particles related to fuel type and quality

Karin Andersson Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
Maria Zetterdahl Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
Kent Salo Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
The Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA)

2014–2016

Systems modeling for energy efficient shipping - part 2

Karin Andersson Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
Swedish Energy Agency

2014–2015

Energy management systems in shipping

Karin Andersson Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
Swedish Energy Agency

2013–2013

HELCOM ALIENS 3

Karin Andersson Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
Lena Granhag Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (Helsonki Commission HELCOM)

2014–2015

Nya drivmedel och policyinstrument för sjöfarten: analys av potentialen att minska risker för miljö och hälsa

Karin Andersson Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
VINNOVA

2013–2014

PROMSUS - Hållbar produktion av metanol

Karin Andersson Shipping and Marine Technology
Swedish Energy Agency

2013–2014

Evaluation of marine gas propulsion alternatives for pilot vessels

Karin Andersson Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
The Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA)

2012–2012

Inledande studie för analys av kostnadseffektiva val av marina bränslen vid hårda koldioxidminskningskrav

Maria Grahn Physical Resource Theory
Karin Andersson Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
Maria Taljegård Energy Technology
Region Västra Götaland

2015–2018

Kostnadseffektiva val av marina drivmedel givet hårda koldioxidminskningskrav

Maria Grahn Physical Resource Theory
Selma Brynolf Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
Karin Andersson Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
Formas

2013–2014

Rollen av metanol från koldioxid och vatten för fartyg

Maria Grahn Physical Resource Theory
Maria Taljegård Energy Technology
Karin Andersson Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
Selma Brynolf Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
Region Västra Götaland

2012–2014

Partikelmätningar på gasmotorer för fartygsdrift

Karin Andersson Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
Selma Brynolf Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
Maria Zetterdahl Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
Kent Salo Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
Erik Fridell Maritime Environment and Energy Systems
Göteborg Energi, Foundation for Research and Developmen

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Publications

2016

The nutrient load from food waste generated onboard ships in the Baltic Sea

Magda Wilewska-Bien, Lena Granhag, Karin Andersson
Marine Pollution Bulletin. Vol. 105 (1), p. 359-366
Journal article
2016

Environmental management

Karin Andersson
Shipping and the Environment: Improving Environmental Performance in Marine Transportation, p. 257-263
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2016

Methods and Tools for Environmental Assessment.

Karin Andersson, Selma Brynolf, Hanna Landquist et al
Shipping and the Environment: Improving Environmental Performance in Marine Transportation; Andersson, K., Brynolf, S., Lindgren, F.J. & Wilewska-Bien (eds.)., p. 265-293
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2016

Shipping and the environment

Karin Andersson, Francesco Baldi, Selma Brynolf et al
Shipping and the Environment: Improving Environmental Performance in Marine Transportation, p. 3-27
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2016

The natural environment and human impacts

Fredrik Lindgren, Kent Salo, Selma Brynolf et al
Shipping and the Environment: Improving Environmental Performance in Marine Transportation, p. 29-74
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2016

Shipping and the Environment - Improving Environmental Performance in Marine Transportation

Karin Andersson, Selma Brynolf, Fredrik Lindgren et al
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Edited book
2016

Optimal load allocation of complex ship power plants

Francesco Baldi, Fredrik Ahlgren, F. Melino et al
Energy Conversion and Management. Vol. 124, p. 344-356
Journal article
2016

Improving environmental performance in shipping

Selma Brynolf, Fredrik Lindgren, Karin Andersson et al
Shipping and the Environment: Improving Environmental Performance in Marine Transportation, p. 399-418
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2016

Discharges to the sea

Fredrik Lindgren, Magda Wilewska-Bien, Lena Granhag et al
Shipping and the Environment: Improving Environmental Performance in Marine Transportation, p. 125-168
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2016

Marine Spatial Planning and Shipwrecks.

Fredrik Lindgren, Karin Andersson, Hanna Landquist
Shipping and the Environment: Improving Environmental Performance in Marine Transportation; Andersson, K., Brynolf, S., Lindgren, F.J. & Wilewska-Bien (eds.)., p. 237-253
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2016

Fuels in the Baltic Sea after SECA

Karin Andersson, Selma Brynolf
Report
2015

Energy and exergy analysis of a cruise ship

Francesco Baldi, Fredrik Ahlgren, Tuong-Van Nguyen et al
Paper in proceedings
2015

Energy and exergy analysis of ship energy systems - The case study of a chemical tanker

Francesco Baldi, Hannes Johnson, Cecilia Gabrielii et al
International Journal of Applied Thermodynamics. Vol. 18 (2), p. 82-93
Journal article
2015

Methanol as a Marine Fuel

Karin Andersson, Carlos Marquez Salazar
Report
2015

Electrofuels – a possibility for shipping in a low carbon future?

Maria Taljegård, Selma Brynolf, Julia Hansson et al
Proceedings of International Conference on Shipping in Changing Climates, Glasgow, Nov 2015. Vol. 2, p. 405-418
Conference contribution
2015

Development of a combined mean value-zero dimensional model and application for a large marine four-stroke Diesel engine simulation

Francesco Baldi, Karin Andersson, Gerasimos Theotokatos
Applied Energy. Vol. 154, p. 402-415
Journal article
2015

Energy and exergy analysis of a cruise ship

Francesco Baldi, Fredrik Ahlgren, Tuong-Van Nguyen et al
Paper in proceedings
2014

Fuels for short sea shipping: A comparative assessment with focus on environmental impact

Selma Brynolf, Erik Fridell, Karin Andersson
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment. Vol. 228 (1), p. 44-54
Journal article
2014

Environmental assessment of marine fuels: liquefied natural gas, liquefied biogas, methanol and bio-methanol

Selma Brynolf, Erik Fridell, Karin Andersson
Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 74, p. 86-95
Journal article
2014

Energy analysis of a ship - the case study of a chemical tanker

Francesco Baldi, Hannes Johnson, Cecilia Gabrielii et al
6th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2014, Taipei, Taiwan; 30 May - 2 June 2014, p. 1732-1735
Paper in proceedings
2014

Fuels for short sea shipping: A comparative assessment with focus on environmental impact

Selma Brynolf, Erik Fridell, Karin Andersson
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment. Vol. 228 (1), p. 44-54
Journal article
2014

Life cycle assessment of methanol and dimethyl ether (DME) as marine fuels

Selma Brynolf, Shweta Kuvalekar, Karin Andersson
Report
2014

Barriers to improving energy efficiency in short sea shipping: an action research case study

Hannes Johnson, Mikael Johansson, Karin Andersson
Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 66, p. 317-327
Journal article
2014

Energy and exergy analysis of ship energy systems - the case study of a chemical tanker

Francesco Baldi, Hannes Johnson, Cecilia Gabrielii et al
Paper in proceedings
2014

Compliance possibilities for the future ECA regulations through the use of abatement technologies or change of fuels

Selma Brynolf, Mathias Magnusson, Erik Fridell et al
Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. Vol. 28, p. 6-18
Journal article
2014

Cost-Effective Choices of Marine Fuels in a Carbon-Constrained World: Results from a Global Energy Model

Maria Taljegård, Selma Brynolf, Maria Grahn et al
Environmental Science & Technology. Vol. 48 (21), p. 12986-12993
Journal article
2014

Environmental assessment of marine fuels: liquefied natural gas, liquefied biogas, methanol and bio-methanol

Selma Brynolf, Erik Fridell, Karin Andersson
Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 74, p. 86-95
Journal article
2014

Barriers to energy efficiency in shipping

Hannes Johnson, Karin Andersson
WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs. Vol. 15 (1), p. 79-96
Journal article
2013

Cost-effective choices of marine fuels under stringent carbon dioxide targets

Maria Grahn, Maria Taljegård, Selma Brynolf et al
Conference contribution
2013

Will the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan reduce CO2 emissions? A comparison with ISO 50001 and the ISM Code

Hannes Johnson, Mikael Johansson, Karin Andersson et al
Maritime Policy and Management. Vol. 40 (2), p. 177-190
Journal article
2013

The influence of propulsion system design on the carbon footprint of different marine fuels

Francesco Baldi, Selma Brynolf, Karin Andersson
Conference contribution
2012

Environmental emission impact from transport during soil remediation

Johanna Hector, Malin Norin, Katarina Heikkilä et al
Urban Environment. Vol. 19, p. 439-448
Paper in proceedings
2012

Criteria for Future Marine Fuels

Selma Brynolf, Karin Andersson, Ellis Joanne et al
Paper in proceedings
2012

Environmental Assessment of Two Pathways Towards the Use of Biofuels in Shipping

Selma Brynolf, Erik Fridell, Karin Andersson
Energy Policy. Vol. 44, p. 451-463
Journal article
2012

Life Cycle Assessment of fuels for short sea shipping

Selma Brynolf, Karin Andersson, Erik Fridell
Paper in proceedings
2012

From Energy Flows to Monetary Flows - An Innovative Way of Assessing Ship Performances Through Thermo-Economic Analysis

Francesco Baldi, Cecilia Gabrielii, Karin Andersson et al
Paper in proceedings
2012

Barriers to energy efficiency in short sea shipping: a case study

Hannes Johnson, Mikael Johansson, Karin Andersson
Paper in proceedings
2012

Environmental Performance Indices for Shipping: Inventory and Evaluation

Erik Svensson, Karin Andersson
Paper in proceedings
2011

The energy efficiency gap in shipping - barriers to improvement

Hannes Johnson, Karin Andersson
Paper in proceedings
2011

A comparative life cycle assessment of marine fuels: liquefied natural gas and three other fossil fuels

Selma Brynolf, Karin Andersson, Erik Fridell
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment. Vol. 225 (2), p. 97-110
Journal article
2011

Environmental trade-offs in nitrogen oxide removal from ship engine emissions

Karin Andersson, Hulda Winnes
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment. Vol. 225 (1), p. 33-42
Paper in proceedings
2011

A comparative life cycle assessment of marine fuels: liquefied natural gas and three other fossil fuels

Selma Brynolf, Karin Andersson, Erik Fridell
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment. Vol. 225 (2), p. 97-110
Journal article
2011

Environmental feasibility of biogas and biodiesel as fuel for passenger ferries

Selma Brynolf, Karin Andersson, Erik Fridell
SETAC Europe 17th LCA Case Study Symposium, 28 February -1March, Budapest, p. 53-54
Conference contribution
2007

Environmental Impact Assessment

Karin Andersson
Report
2007

Coal tar-containing asphalt – resource or hazardous waste?

Karin Andersson, Anna Nyström Claesson, Yvonne Andersson-Sköld et al
Journal of Industrial Ecology. Vol. 11 (4), p. 99-116
Journal article
2004

”Konsekvensbeskrivning för hantering av tjärhaltiga beläggningsmaterial”

Bo Lind, Anna Nyström Claesson, Pascal Suér et al
Report
2004

Tjärasfalt vid Spantgatan, Västerås – en konsekvensbeskrivning av olika hanteringssätt

Bo Lind, Yvonne Andersson-Sköld, Karin Andersson et al
Report
2000

Environmental Impact Assessment

Karin Andersson
Book
1998

Migration Experiments in Studsvik

Ove Landström, Carl Erik Klockars, O Persson et al
Report
1998

Introduction of environmental management systems in small and medium size enterprises

Karin Andersson, Anna Nyström Claesson
Conference contribution
1997

Modelling of Uranium and Neptunium in a Deep Rock Environment

Irene Lundén, Karin Andersson, Gunnar Skarnemark
Aquatic Geochemistry (2), p. 345-358
Journal article
1996

Mineralogy at the Äspö site (SITE-94)

Karin Andersson
Report
1996

PHRQKIN, a program simulating dissolution and precipitation kinetics in groundwater solutions

Anna Nyström Claesson, Karin Andersson
Computers and Geosciences. Vol. 22 (5), p. 559-567
Journal article
1996

Företag och miljö i Bohuslän - en utvärdering

Petra Adolfsson, Rolf Wolff, Karin Andersson et al
Report
1996

Diffusion of radionuclides in concrete and concrete/bentonite systems

Yngve Albinsson, Karin Andersson, Susanne Börjesson et al
Journal of Contaminant Hydrology. Vol. 21, p. 189-200
Journal article
1994

Diffusion of Radionuclides in concrete/bentonite systems

Yngve Albinsson, Karin Andersson, Bert Allard et al
Radiochimica Acta. Vol. 66/67, p. 485-491
Journal article
1993

Diffusion of radionuclides in concrete/bentonite systems

Yngve Albinsson, Karin Andersson, Susanne Börjesson et al
Report
1993

Geochemical Modeling of a Bentonite-Groundwater-Rock System in the Presence of Uranium

Irene Lundén, Karin Andersson
Nuclear Technology. Vol. 104, p. 252-257
Journal article
1992

Diffusion of Radionuclides in Sediments - In Situ Studies

Karin Andersson, Sverker Evans, Yngve Albinsson
Radiochimica Acta. Vol. 58/59, p. 321-327
Journal article
1991

Project 90: Chemical Data

Karin Andersson
Report
1991

Interaction of Concrete and Synthetic Granitic Groundwater in Air and in Nitrogen Atmosphere

Irene Lundén, Karin Andersson
Radiochimica Acta. Vol. 52/52, p. 17-21
Journal article
1989

Modeling of the Mixing of Cement Pore Water and Groundwater Using the PHREEQE Code

Irene Lundén, Karin Andersson
Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management. Vol. 12
Paper in proceedings
1989

Complex Formation of Actinides with Organic Matter and Phosphate in deep Groundwaters

Karin Andersson
Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management. Vol. 12
Paper in proceedings
1989

Chemical Composition of Cement Pore Solutions

Karin Andersson, Bert Allard, Monika Bengtsson et al
Cement and Concrete Research. Vol. 19 (3), p. 327-332
Journal article
1986

Variability of Dose Predictions for Cesium 137 and Radium 226 using the PRISM Method

Ulla Bergström, Karin Andersson, Bo Röjder
Conference contribution
1985

Sorption of Some Fission Products and Actinides in Concrete Systems

Susanne Höglund, Lena Eliasson, Bert Allard et al
Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management. Vol. 9
Paper in proceedings
1984

Sorption of Cs, I and Actinides in Concrete Systems", KBS TR 84 15,

Bert Allard, Lena Eliasson, Susanne Höglund et al
Report
1983

Sorption of Radionuclides in Geologic Systems

Karin Andersson, Börje Torstenfelt, Bert Allard
Report
1983

Electrolyte Migration in Plaster Moulds

sven Karlsson, Karin Andersson, Roger Carlsson
Science of Ceramics. Vol. 12
Paper in proceedings
1983

Radionuclide Migration into Natural Fracture Surfaces of Granitic Rock

Börje Torstenfelt, Thomas Eliasson, Bert Allard et al
Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management (6)
Paper in proceedings
1983

Sorption and Diffusion Studies of Cs and I in Concrete

Karin Andersson, Börje Torstenfelt, Bert Allard
Report
1983

Radionuclide Diffusion and Mobility in Compacted Bentonite

Börje Torstenfelt, Bert Allard, Karin Andersson et al
Report
1983

Sorption of Radionuclides on Geologic Media A Literature Survey

Karin Andersson, Bert Allard
Report
1983

Migration experiments in Studsvik.

Landström, Klockars, Persson et al
Magazine article
1983

Transport of Radionuclides in Water Mineral Systems

Karin Andersson
Doctoral thesis
1983

Formation and Properties of Actinide Colloids

Ulla Olofsson, Bert Allard, Monika Bengtsson et al
Report
1982

A comparision of in situ radionuclide migration studies in the Studsvik area and laboratory measurements.

O. Landström, C.E. Klockars, O. Persson et al
Material Research Society, Symp.Proc.. Vol. 50, p. 697-706
Paper in proceedings
1982

A comparison of in-situ radionuclide migration studies in the Studsvik area and laboratory measurements.

Landström. Ove, C-E. Klockars, O. Persson et al
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
1982

Sorption of Cesium and Strontium on Rocks and Minerals

Börje Torstenfelt, Karin Andersson, Bert Allard
Chemical Geology. Vol. 36 (1), p. 123-137
Journal article
1982

Diffusion Measurements in Compacted Bentonite

Börje Torstenfelt, Karin Andersson, Heino Kipatsi et al
Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management. Vol. 4
Paper in proceedings
1982

Formation and Properties of Americium Colloids in Aqueous Systems

Ulla Olofsson, Bert Allard, Karin Andersson
Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management. Vol. 4
Paper in proceedings
1982

Sorption of Actinides in Well Defined Oxidation States

Bert Allard, Ulla Olofsson, Börje Torstenfelt et al
Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management. Vol. 5
Paper in proceedings
1982

Water and Solute Migration in Plaster Moulds

sven Karlsson, Karin Andersson, Roger Carlsson
Science of Ceramics. Vol. 11
Paper in proceedings
1982

A Comparison of In Situ Radionuclide Migration Studies in the Studsvik Area and Laboratory Measurements

Ove Landström, Carl Erik Klockars, O Persson et al
Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 5 (Spec. issue), p. 697-706
Paper in proceedings
1982

Properties and mobilities of Actinide Colloids in Geologic Systems

Ulla Olofsson, Bert Allard, Börje Torstenfelt et al
Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management. Vol. 5
Paper in proceedings
1982

Sorption Behaviour of Long lived Radionuclides in Igneous Rocks

Karin Andersson, Börje Torstenfelt, Bert Allard
Environmental Migration of Long Lived Radionuclides. Vol. IAEA/SM 257
Paper in proceedings
1982

Transport of Actinides through a Bentonite Backfill

Börje Torstenfelt, Heino Kipatsi, Karin Andersson et al
Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management. Vol. 5
Paper in proceedings
1981

Minerals and precipitates in fractures and their effects on the retention of radionuclides in crystalline rocks.

Bert Allard, Sven Åke Larson, Yngve Albinsson et al
OECD/NEA workshop on near-field phenomenon in geological repositories for radioactive waste.. Vol. Seattle, Aug. 31- Sept. 3 (1981)
Paper in proceedings
1981

Actinide Sorption on Rock Minerals

Bert Allard, Karin Andersson, Jan Rydberg
Proceedings of the International Seminar on Chemistry and Process Engineering for High Level Liquid Waste. Vol. Jül Conf 42
Conference contribution
1981

Minerals and Precipitates in Fractures and their Effect on the Retention of Radionuclides in Crystalline Rocks

Bert Allard, Sven Åke Larsson, Yngve Albinsson et al
Paper in proceedings
1981

Diffusion of Cesium in Concrete

Karin Andersson, Börje Torstenfelt, Bert Allard
Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management. Vol. 3
Paper in proceedings
1981

Sorption Studies of H14CO3 on some Geologic Media and Concrete

Bert Allard, Börje Torstenfelt, Karin Andersson
Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management. Vol. 3
Paper in proceedings
1980

Possible Retention of Iodine in the Ground

Bert Allard, Karin Andersson, Jan Rydberg
Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management. Vol. 2
Paper in proceedings