Department of Chemistry

Lund University

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Linda Önnby

Linda is graduated in Biotechnology with a focus on water treatment and environmental chemistry and had her Master degree in Biotechnology at Lund University in 2008. The Diploma work was partially performed in India at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, with support from a Minor Field Study Scholarship from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). Her PhD work was based on polymer adsorbents for the purpose of treating metal-containing water and wastewater, including both applied and basic research work. Parts of her PhD work was performed within a Marie Curie FP7 project, why she also spend time abroad at Brighton University with Prof. Andrew Cundy at the School of Environment and Technology. She concluded her thesis in 2013 at Lund University, with supervision from Prof. em. Bo Mattiasson. Linda received a 3-year international postodoctoral grant from The Swedish Research Council (VR) in 2014, after which she moved to Switzerland and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), to work on oxidation (particularily ozone), and reaction kinetics in the group of Prof. Urs von Gunten. In 2016 she returned to Sweden and to the department of Chemistry, Centre for Analysis and Synthesis, to continue her post-docoral work in the Green Technology Group and with Prof. Charlotta Turner. Her main interest are centered around environmental chemistry and its implications in water treatment with specific expertise in adsorption, polymers, dissolved organic matter, ozone, metals, reaction kinetics, analysis and disinfection by-products.

The post-doctoral project is entitled “Role and change of dissolved organic matter during oxidative water treatment: From competition to prediction of micropollutant abatement”, and aims to characterize and better understand the interactions between oxidants and dissolved organic matter (DOM). This will result in a widen knowledge about the reactivity of DOM. The research, which is of a fundamental character, is focused on a kinetic assessment including oxidation reactions with a range of different oxidants, measurements of donating- and accepting capacities of DOM as well as sophisticated analysis involving mass spectrometry.


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Linda Önnby

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Postal address:
Lund University
Department of Chemistry
Centre for Analysis and Synthesis
P.O. Box 124
SE 221 00 Lund, Sweden

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