Environmental and Analytical Chemistry

PhD Candidate in the lab showing a sample. Photo

This field of study has two main disciplines

  • Environmental Chemistry, with investigation of the effects of chemical compounds in nature (air, water, soil, food chains and organisms).
  • Analytical Chemistry, with the development of analytical methods to be used to solve problems in environmental chemistry, such as environmental monitoring, studies of the quality of water and pollutants contents of effluents.

At the Department of Chemistry the Environmental and Analytical chemistry group offers a possibility to combine these two disciplines for research projects.

 

Research activities in the group

  •   Multi-element analytical techniques for trace element studies and online monitoring of pollution
  •   Development of sensor systems and analytical routines, including quality assurance of environmental data (theoretical and applied aspects).
  •  Investigation of state of pollution of geographical areas of interest from local to global - with a specific priority on the marine and High North area.
  •  Role of trace elements in medicine and biology, including biochemical and physiological behaviour and disease influence (HUNT)
  • Innovative analytical tools for cultural heritage studies
  • Functional materials for pollution control and energy related issues Development of analytical tools for monitoring environmental organic contamination, mainly petroleum related.