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Environmental chemistry studies the sources and emission processes of anthropogenic substances, their distribution in the environment and society, conversion reactions, purification techniques and connections to effects (on both the environment and human beings). The field covers both applied issues and basic science, including method development in the lab and in the field. Environmental chemistry has strong links to, e.g., biology, geology, medicine and the engineering sciences.
Researchers have been awarded SEK 4 million to test a new method for cleaning contaminated sediments.
Christiane Funk and Venkata Krishna Kumar Upadhyayula are on IVA's list over sustainable research.
Mirva shows that the capacity of the tested carbon materials to separate organic water pollution was low.
Annelie Lagesson shows that small bottom-dwelling organisms are the largest recipients of drug residues.