Students sampling snow in Svalbard.

Arctic Technology students involved in snow sampling for ultra trace analysis of persistent organic pollutants. Photo: Roland Kallenborn/UNIS

Research strategy:

  • Investigation of contaminant fate and distribution in the Arctic environment
  • Identification of unknown chemical traces, transformation products and metabolites in the Arctic
  • Hands-on experience for MSc and PhD students on modern trace analytical methods for organic environmental chemistry
  • Elucidation of transport, up-take, accumulation, and transfer processes of organic pollutants in the Arctic ecosystem

Research activities/projects in environmental chemistry:

Transformation properties and environmental risk associated with pharmaceutical residues in the Arctic (TraPha). Fram Centre, Tromsø.

Organic pollutants fate and climate change in the Arctic. AMAP/ NMR project.

Integration of the New Lab Facility for Chemical Analyses in Barentsburg into International Cooperation in the Arctic (BareLab). Research Council of Norway (RCN).

Sources and distribution of fluorinated alkylated subsances (PFAS) in Svalbard (FluoroImpact). Svalbard Miljøvernfond.

Contact person: Roland Kallenborn

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