About the research group
Environmental Analytical Chemistry is dedicated to the development of new analytical tools to be applied in studies with focus on identifying and quantifying environmental problems as well as in the development of strategies for solving different types of environmental problems.
Some of the man-made organic compounds that have been emitted from the techno sphere to the environment for many years are routinely quantified in environmentally relevant concentrations. Others e.g. more polar or even charged organic molecules are much more difficult to analyze in environmental matrices and new techniques must be developed.
There is also a need for methods to be applied for characterisation of different types of surfaces and solid materials. One example is characterization and quantification of nanomaterials, to be applied in e.g. risk assessment of nanomaterials. Another example is characterisation of pore space and the pore-solid interface to be applied to work on porous rocks and mineral particles.
The aim of the research is to develop methods that will be applied in other projects carried out within the department with special emphasis on organic pollutants and solid materials surfaces.
Coordinator: Henrik R. Andersen
List over projects: Current Projects