Thomas Pettersson

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Thomas is associate professor at the Division of Water Environment Technology at Chalmers. His expertise is within drinking water research. Thomas is the director of the DRICKS program, which is a collaboration between Chalmers, University of Gothenburg and Swedish municipalities. DRICKS is a framework project consisting of individual research projects with the objective of providing a safe and healthy drinking water. Research in the entire drinking water system is carried out – from source to tap. Thomas supervises several PhD students.Renewal strategies of drinking water pipes. The project analyzes the need for renewal of water pipes from a health and economical perspective. Modelling of contaminant transport in water sources. The project aims to calculate how much pathogens that are transported to the raw water intake, at the drinking water plant, and the health risks it poses for drinking water consumers. An assessment of which measures are most effective to reduce the risks, from an economic as well as a health perspective, are investigated.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2016–2018

Bridging Science and Society – stories to build water literacy

Thomas Pettersson Water Environment Technology
Maria Svane Centre for Environment and Sustainability (GMV)
Formas

2016–2019

Cryptosporidium and Giardia: Water quality modelling, microbial source tracking and risk assessment

Ekaterina Sokolova Water Environment Technology
Thomas Pettersson Centre for Environment and Sustainability (GMV)
The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT)

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Publications

2017

Occurrence and removal efficiency of parasitic protozoa in Swedish wastewater treatment plants

Björn Berglund, Olaf Dienus, Ekaterina Sokolova et al
Science of the Total Environment. Vol. 598, p. 821-827
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Natural organic matter (NOM) removal by modifying granular activated carbon filter using simple operational strategy

Nashita Moona, Kathleen R. Murphy, Mia Bondelind et al
Nordic Drinking Water conference
Conference poster
2016

Large scale tertiary filtration – results and experiences from the discfilter plant at the Rya WWTP in Sweden

Britt-Marie Wilén, M. Cimbritz, Thomas J. R. Pettersson et al
Water Practice and Technology. Vol. 11 (3), p. 547-555
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Norovirus Dynamics in Wastewater Discharges and in the Recipient Drinking Water Source: Long-Term Monitoring and Hydrodynamic Modeling

O. Dienus, Ekaterina Sokolova, F. Nystrom et al
Environmental Science & Technology. Vol. 50 (20), p. 10851-10858
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Cost-Benefit Analysis and Uncertainty Analysis of Water Loss Reduction Measures: Case Study of the Gothenburg Drinking Water Distribution System

Annika Malm, F. Moberg, Lars Rosén et al
Water resources management. Vol. 29 (15), p. 5451-5468
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Large scale tertiary filtration - results and experiences from the discfilter plant at the Rya WWTP in Sweden

Britt-Marie Wilén, Michael Cimbritz, Thomas J. R. Pettersson et al
Oroceedings of 12th IWA Specialised Conference on Design, Operation and Economics of Large WAstewater Treatment PLants, p. 73-79
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Microbial risk assessment of drinking water based on hydrodynamic modelling of pathogen concentrations in source water

Ekaterina Sokolova, S. R. Petterson, O. Dienus et al
Science of the Total Environment. Vol. 526, p. 177-186
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Incorporating Expert Judgments in Utility Evaluation of Bacteroidales qPCR Assays for Microbial Source Tracking in a Drinking Water Source

Johan Åström, Thomas J. R. Pettersson, G. H. Reischer et al
Environmental Science and Technology. Vol. 49 (3), p. 1311-1318
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Hydrodynamic modelling and forecasting of microbial water quality in a drinking water source

Ekaterina Sokolova, Thomas J. R. Pettersson, Olof Bergstedt et al
Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - Aqua. Vol. 63 (3), p. 189-199
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Hydrodynamic Modelling of Microbial Water Quality in a Drinking Water Source

Ekaterina Sokolova, Thomas J. R. Pettersson, Olof Bergstedt et al
Urban Environment. Proceedings of the 11th Urban Environment Symposium (UES), held in Karlsruhe, Germany, 16-19 September 2012, p. 517-526
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

VASS Dricksvatten - uppgifter, nyckeltal och modell för säkert dricksvatten för vattenverk

Mia Bondelind, Thomas J. R. Pettersson, Annika Malm et al
Report
2013

Evaluation of a passive sampler for the speciation of metals in urban runoff water

Jesper Knutsson, Pavleta Knutsson, Sebastien Rauch et al
Environmental Sciences: Processes and Impacts. Vol. 15 (12), p. 2233-2239
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Short-term microbial release during rain events from on-site sewers and cattle in a surface water source

Johan Åström, Thomas J. R. Pettersson, G. H. Reischer et al
Journal of Water and Health. Vol. 11 (3), p. 430-442
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

The association of drinking water treatment and distribution network disturbances with Health Call Centre contacts for gastrointestinal illness symptoms

Annika Malm, Gösta Axelsson, Lars Barregård et al
Water Research. Vol. 47 (13), p. 4474-4484
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Hydrodynamic modelling of the microbial water quality in a drinking water source as input for risk reduction management

Ekaterina Sokolova, Thomas J. R. Pettersson, Olof Bergstedt et al
Journal of Hydrology. Vol. 497, p. 15-23
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Uncertainty modelling in multi-criteria analysis of water safety measures

Andreas Lindhe, Lars Rosén, Jon Røstum et al
Environment Systems and Decisions. Vol. 33 (2), p. 195-208
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

Water quality modelling, monitoring and microbial source tracking for microbial risk assessment of a drinking water source

Ekaterina Sokolova, Thomas J. R. Pettersson, Johan Åström et al
Åttonde Nordiska Dricksvattenkonferensen, Svenskt Vatten, NordIWA, Stockholm, 18-20 juni 2012, p. 94-98
Conference poster
2012

Estimation of pathogen concentrations in a drinking water source using hydrodynamic modelling and microbial source tracking

Ekaterina Sokolova, Johan Åström, Thomas J. R. Pettersson et al
Journal of Water and Health. Vol. 10 (3), p. 358–370
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

Benchmarkingmodell för dricksvattenförsörjning i Sverige

Mia Bondelind, Annika Malm, Olof Bergstedt et al
Proceedings för Åttonde Nordiska Dricksvattenkonferensen, Stockholm Sverige 2012, p. 36-39
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2012

Hydraulic and hydrological simulations of the sewer system in the Majorna area, Gothenburg

Shervin Shahvi, Annika Malm, Thomas J. R. Pettersson et al
WIT Transactions on the Built Environment. 1st International Conference on the Design, Construction, Maintenance, Monitoring and Control of Urban Water Systems, UW 2012, New Forest, 25-27 April 2012. Vol. 122, p. 73-83
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

Replacement predictions for drinking water networks through historical data

Annika Malm, O. Ljunggren, Olof Bergstedt et al
Water Research. Vol. 46 (7), p. 2149-2158
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

Decay of Bacteroidales Genetic Markers in Relation to Traditional Fecal Indicators for Water Quality Modeling of Drinking Water Sources

Ekaterina Sokolova, Johan Åström, Thomas J. R. Pettersson et al
Environmental Science and Technology. Vol. 46 (2), p. 892-900
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

Fate and transport modelling of microbial pollution in a lake used as a drinking water source

Ekaterina Sokolova, Charlotta Borell Lövstedt, Thomas J. R. Pettersson et al
Conference proceedings of the 34th IAHR World Congress - Balance and Uncertainty, 26 June - 1 July 2011, Brisbane, Australia
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2011

Cost-effectiveness analysis of risk-reduction measures to reach water safety targets

Andreas Lindhe, Lars Rosén, Tommy Norberg et al
Water Research. Vol. 45 (1), p. 241-253
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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

Integration and implementation of sustainable development aspects in the master's programme "Geo and Water Engineering"

Ulrika Palme, Anna Nyström Claesson, Thomas J. R. Pettersson et al
Engineering Education in Sustainable Development, Gothenburg, Sweden
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

Setting Up a Numerical Model of a DAF Tank: Turbulence, Geometry, and Bubble Size

Mia Bondelind, Srdjan Sasic, Thomas J. R. Pettersson et al
Journal of Environmental Engineering. Vol. 136 (12), p. 1424-1434
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

Comparing risk-reduction measures to reach water safety targets using an integrated fault tree model

Lars Rosén, Andreas Lindhe, Olof Bergstedt et al
Water Science & Technology: Water Supply. Vol. 10 (3), p. 428-436
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

Single- and two-phase numerical models of Dissolved Air Flotation: Comparison of 2D and 3D simulations

Mia Bondelind, Srdjan Sasic, Margaritis Kostoglou et al
Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. Vol. 365 (1-3), p. 137-144
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

Kvantitativ mikrobiell källspårning med Bacteroidales qPCR för bedömning och åtgärder av patogenrisker i en ytvattentäkt

Johan Åström, Thomas J. R. Pettersson, Malte Hermansson et al
Den 7. Nordiske Drikkevandskonference, 7.-9. juni 2010, DGI-byen, Köpenhamn, Danmark, p. 195
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2010

Microbial Contaminants Removal in a Stormwater Pond

Thomas J. R. Pettersson, Johan Åström,
Highway and Urban Environment: Proceedings of the 9th Highway and Urban Environment symposium. (Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries Science and Technology: Tools for Sustainable Development. Vol 17), p. 177-185
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2009

Förnyelseplanering av vatten- och avloppsförsörjningsnät i 18 svenska kommuner

Annika Malm, Thomas J. R. Pettersson, Olof Bergstedt et al
The 11th Nordic Wastewater Conference, 10-12 November 2009, Odense, Denmark
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2009

Quantitative risk assessment of water supply systems from source to tap

Andreas Lindhe, Lars Rosén, Olof Bergstedt et al
TECHNEAU: Safe Drinking Water from Source to Tap, p. 204-215
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2009

Microbial impact from human and animal faecal sources around the drinking water source Lake Rådasjön

Johan Åström, Thomas J. R. Pettersson, Malte Hermansson et al
Abstract, WaterMicro 2009. 15th International Symposium on Health-Related Water Microbiology, Greece, p. 165-166
Conference poster
2009

Variability analysis of pathogen and indicator loads from urban sewer systems along a river

Johan Åström, Thomas J. R. Pettersson, Thor Axel Stenström et al
Water Science and Technology. Vol. 59 (2), p. 203-212
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

Comparing Raw Water Options to Reach Water Safety Targets Using an Integrated Fault Tree Model

Lars Rosén, Olof Bergstedt, Andreas Lindhe et al
International Water Association Conference, Water Safety Plans: Global Experiences and Future Trends, Lisbon, Portugal, 12-14 May, 2008
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2008

Generic Framework for Integrated Risk Management in Water Safety Plans

Lars Rosén, Andreas Lindhe, Per Hokstad et al
Report
2008

Integrated risk analysis from source to tap: Case study Göteborg

Andreas Lindhe, Lars Rosén, Tommy Norberg et al
The 6th Nordic Drinking Water Conference, Oslo, Norway, 9-11 June, 2008, p. 231-241
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2007

Dissolved air flotation A 2-dimensional CFD model of a small pilot DAF tank

Mia Bondelind, Lars Bergdahl, Thomas J. R. Pettersson et al
Proceedings of the 5th international conference on Flotation in Water and Wastewater systems, Seoul South Korea, September 2007, p. 339-346
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2007

Variability analysis of pathogen and indicator loads from urban wastewater systems along a river for drinking water risk estimations

Johan Åström, Thomas J. R. Pettersson, Thor Axel Stenström et al
Abstract, WaterMicro 2007. 14th International Symposium on Health-Related Water Microbiology. Vol. Extended abstract (P1036), p. 2
Conference poster
2007

Identification and management of microbial contaminations in a surface drinking water source

Johan Åström, Thomas J. R. Pettersson, Thor Axel Stenström et al
Journal of Water and Health (Suppl). Vol. 5 (1), p. 67-79
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2007

Evaluation of the microbial risk reduction due to selective closure of the raw water intake before drinking water treatment

Johan Åström, Susan Petterson, Olof Bergstedt et al
Journal of Water and Health (Suppl). Vol. 5 (1), p. 81-97
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2007

Tillit och medvetenhet – viktiga konsumentaspekter för vattensektorn

Christina Lundéhn, Greg Morrison, Thomas J. R. Pettersson et al
Svenskt Vatten. Vol. 2007 (1), p. 19
Journal article - popular science
2007

Avloppsutsläpp och mikrobiologisk påverkan i råvattentäkten Göta älv

Johan Åström, Thomas J. R. Pettersson,
Report
2007

Risk management to reduce the global risks for a tragedy of water

Thomas J. R. Pettersson,
In Proc. AGS Annual Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, 18-21 March 2007
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2007

Bättre flotation med numerisk modellering?

Mia Bondelind, Lars Bergdahl, Thomas J. R. Pettersson et al
Cirkulation, p. 48-50
Journal article - popular science
2006

Ökade föroreningar i råvattnet – hur förebygger vi hälsoriskerna?

Johan Åström, Thomas J. R. Pettersson,
Svenskt Vatten. Vol. 2006 (5), p. 22-25
Journal article - popular science
2006

Riskhantering inom dricksvattenförsörjning – från råvatten till tappkran

Andreas Lindhe, Lars Rosén, Thomas J. R. Pettersson et al
Cirkulation. Vol. 2006 (8), p. 27-28
Journal article - popular science
2006

Svenska dagvattendammar: om provtagning, avskiljning och dammhydraulik

Jesper Persson, Thomas J. R. Pettersson,
Report
2006

Tungmetaller och PAH i ett efterbehandlingssystem för vägdagvatten i Gårda

Anna Jakobsson, Thomas J. R. Pettersson, Ann-Margret Strömvall et al
Report
2006

Organic contaminants in urban sediments and vertical leaching in road ditches

Ann-Margret Strömvall, Malin Norin, Thomas J. R. Pettersson et al
8th Highway and Urban Environment Symposium, Nicosia, Cyprus, 12-14 June 2006, Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries, Springer, Editors: Morrison, G.M., Rauch, S., 12
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2006

Evolution on Pollutant Removal Efficiency in Stormwater Ponds due to Changes in Pond Morphology

Thomas J. R. Pettersson, Delphine Lavieille,
8th Highway and Urban Environment Symposium, Nicosia, Cyprus, 12-14 June 2006, Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries, Springer, Editors: Morrison, G.M., Rauch, S.. Vol. 12
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2005

Underground sedimentation systems for treatment of highway runoff in dense city areas

Thomas J. R. Pettersson, Ann-Margret Strömvall, Stefan Ahlman et al
Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Urban Drainage, August 21-26 2005/ Eva Eriksson, Hülya Genc-Fuhrman, Jes Vollertsen, Anna Ledin, Thorkild Hvitved-Jacobsen, Peter Steen Mikkelsen
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2004

Observations of particle capture on a cylindrical collector: Implications for particle accumulation and removal in aquatic systems

Molly Palmer, Heidi Nepf, Thomas J. R. Pettersson et al
Limnology and Oceanography. Vol. 49 (1), p. 76–85
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2002

Characteristics of suspended particles in a small stormwater pond

Thomas J. R. Pettersson,
In: Proc. 9th International Conference on Urban Storm Drainage, Portland, Oregon, USA, 8-13 September 2002
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2002

Performance of an in situ passive sampling system for metals in stormwater

Lena Björklund-Persson, Greg Morrison, Jenny Kingston et al
Journal of Environmental Monitoring. Vol. 4 (2), p. 258-262
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2001

Transport of stormwater pollution - from the source to the stream

Jonas German, Cecilia Engvall, Åsa Adamsson et al
In: Proc. Novatech 2001, 4th international conference on Innovative technologies in urban storm drainage, Lyon, France, 25-27 June 2001
Conference paper - peer reviewed
1999

The effects of variations of water quality on the partioning of heavy metals in a stormwater pond

Thomas J. R. Pettersson,
In: Proc. 8th International Conference on Urban Storm Drainage, Sydney, Australia, 30 August-3 September 1999. Vol. 4, p. 1943-1946
Conference paper - peer reviewed
1999

Pollutant removal efficiency in two stormwater ponds in Sweden

Thomas J. R. Pettersson, Jonas German, Gilbert Svensson et al
In: Proc. 8th International Conference on Urban Storm Drainage, Sydney, Australia, 30 August-3 September 1999. Vol. 2, p. 866-873
Conference paper - peer reviewed
1999

Stormwater Ponds for Pollution Reduction

Thomas J. R. Pettersson,
Doctoral thesis
1998

Particle removal in detention ponds modelled for a year of successive rain events

Thomas J. R. Pettersson, Gilbert Svensson,
In: Proc. Novatech 1998, 3rd international conference on innovative technologies in urban storm drainage, Lyon, France, 4-6 May 1998. Vol. 1, p. 567-574
Conference paper - peer reviewed
1998

Modelling of flow pattern and particle removal in an open stormwater detention pond

Thomas J. R. Pettersson, Jonas German, Gilbert Svensson et al
In: Proc. HydraStorm’98, Adelaide, Australia, 27-30 September 1998, p. 63-68
Conference paper - peer reviewed
1998

Water quality improvement in a small stormwater detention pond

Thomas J. R. Pettersson,
Water Science and Technology . Vol. 38 (10), p. 115-122
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1997

FEM-Modelling of Open Stormwater Detention Ponds

Thomas J. R. Pettersson,
Nordic Hydrology. Vol. 28 (4/5), p. 339-350
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
1996

Pollution reduction in stormwater detention ponds

Thomas J. R. Pettersson,
Licentiate thesis
1996

Modelling of open stormwater detention ponds

Thomas J. R. Pettersson, Gilbert Svensson,
In: Proc. 7th International Conference on Urban Storm Drainage, Hanover, Germany, 9-13 September 1996. Vol. 1, p. 539-544
Conference paper - peer reviewed
1994

Modell för beräkning av inläckning till avloppsnät

Thomas J. R. Pettersson,
Master's Thesis