Hans Peter Arp
Background and activities
My research interests intersect fundamental and applied aspects related to pollutants in the environment. On the fundamental level, I am interested in how different types of pollutants, such as microplastics, PFAS, PAHs, POPs and metals behave in the environment. On the applied level, I use this fundamental knowledge to design solutions within the context of emerging technologies and policy mechanisms, such as REACH and the circular economy, to create a zero pollution society.
My current research projects include:
SLUDGEFFECT, which seeks to mitigate the harmful presences of hazardous substances of sewage sludge and e-waste plastic within a circular economy. Funded by the NFR
ZeroPM - Zero Pollution of Persistent, Mobile Substances. This very large project involves 16 institutes across Europe identifying ways to prevent, prioritize and remove pollution of mobile PFAS and other PMT/vPvM substances. Funded by H2020.
I am affiliated both the NTNU and the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI)
- KJ2072 - Environmental Chemistry
- TKJ4540 - Analytical Chemistry, Specialization Project
- KJ3910 - Master Thesis in Environmental Chemistry
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2022) Getting in control of persistent, mobile and toxic (PMT) and very persistent and very mobile (vPvM) substances to protect water resources: strategies from diverse perspectives. Environmental Sciences Europe. vol. 34 (22).
- (2022) Towards improved characterization of the fate and impact of hydraulic fracturing chemicals to better secure regional water quality. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts. vol. 24.
- (2022) The Fate and Transport of Chlorinated Polyfluorinated Ether Sulfonates and Other PFAS through Industrial Wastewater Treatment Facilities in China. Environmental Science and Technology. vol. 56.
- (2022) Sorption and Mobility of Charged Organic Compounds: How to Confront and Overcome Limitations in Their Assessment. Environmental Science and Technology. vol. 56 (8).
- (2021) Weathering Plastics as a Planetary Boundary Threat: Exposure, Fate, and Hazards. Environmental Science and Technology. vol. 55 (11).
- (2021) The distribution of persistent, mobile and toxic (PMT) pharmaceuticals and personal care products monitored across Chinese water resources. Journal of Hazardous Materials Letters. vol. 2.
- (2021) Excavated vs novel in situ soil washing as a remediation strategy for sandy soils impacted with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances from aqueous film forming foams. Science of the Total Environment. vol. 794.
- (2021) Preventing brominated flame retardants from occurring in recycled expanded polystyrene: comparing Norwegian visual sorting with advanced screening methods. Journal of Hazardous Materials Letters. vol. 2.
- (2021) Roads with underlying tar asphalt - spreading, bioavailability and toxicity of their polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Environmental Pollution (1987). vol. 289.
- (2021) Moving forward in microplastic research: A Norwegian perspective. Environment International. vol. 157.
- (2021) The global threat from plastic pollution. Science. vol. 373 (6550).
- (2021) Effects of Organic Carbon Origin on Hydrophobic Organic Contaminant Fate in the Baltic Sea. Environmental Science and Technology.
- (2021) Effects of leachates from UV-weathered microplastic on the microalgae Scenedesmus vacuolatus. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.
- (2021) Occurrence and sorption behaviour of bisphenols and benzophenone UV-filters in e-waste plastic and vehicle fluff. Journal of Hazardous Materials. vol. 426.
- (2021) The role of crystallinity and particle morphology on the sorption of dibutyl phthalate on polyethylene microplastics: Implications for the behavior of phthalate plastic additives. Environmental Pollution (1987). vol. 283.
- (2021) How do different nitrogen application levels and irrigation practices impact biological nitrogen fixation and its distribution in paddy system?. Plant and Soil.
- (2020) The presence, emission and partitioning behavior of polychlorinated biphenyls in waste, leachate and aerosols from Norwegian waste-handling facilities. Science of the Total Environment. vol. 715.
- (2020) Persistent, mobile and toxic (PMT) and very persistent and very mobile (vPvM) substances pose an equivalent level of concern to persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) substances under REACH. Environmental Sciences Europe. vol. 32:155.
- (2020) Microplastic accumulation by tube-dwelling, suspension feeding polychaetes from the sediment surface: A case study from the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Marine Environmental Research. vol. 161.
- (2020) Paper product production identified as the main source of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in a Norwegian lake: Source and historic emission tracking. Environmental Pollution (1987). vol. 273.