Maja Ekblad

PhD student

Maja has studied environmental engineering with water resource management as specialization at the Faculty of Engineering (LTH) at Lund University. She worked as project engineer in water and environmental engineering at LTH (2014-2015) looking at removal of organic micro pollutants in waste water. Since March 2016 she is a PhD-student in water and environmental engineering at LTH financed by Sweden Water Research.

The aim of the PhD-project is to look at advanced wastewater treatment using ozone for removal of organic micropollutants at Swedish wastewater treatment plants. Karin Jönsson (LTH) is main supervisor, Michael Cimbritz (LTH), Marinette Hagman (Ramboll) and Kai Bester Aarhus University) are co-supervisors.

Ekblad M., Cimbritz M., Nilsson F., Ernst G., El-taliawy H., Tumlin S., Hagman M., Mattsson A., Blom L., Stålhandske L. & la Cour Jansen J. (2015) Ozonation for degradation of organic micropollutants – pilot tests in southern Sweden. In Swedish. VA-teknik Södra Rapport Nr. 4,

Ekblad M. (2014) Stormwater treatment – sorption of organic biocides from paints and renders. Master´s thesis. Lund University, Sweden.,

Ekblad, M., Falås, P., El-taliawy, H., Nilsson, F., Bester, K., Hagman, M., Cimbritz, M. (2019) Is dissolved COD a suitable design parameter for ozone oxidation of organic micropollutants in wastewater? Science of the Total Environment, pp. 658 (2019) 449-456.

El-taliawy, H., Ekblad, M., Nilsson, F., Hagman, M., Paxeus, N., Jönsson, K., Cimbritz, M., la Cour Jansen, J., Bester, K. (2017) Ozonation efficiency in removing organic micro pollutants from wastewater with respect to hydraulic loading rates and different wastewaters Chemical Engineering Journal, pp. 325 (2017) 310-321.

Ekblad M., Fältström E., Edefell E. (2017) Reducing concentrations of microplastics and organic micropollutants 8th International Young Water Professionals Conference, Kapstaden, Sydafrika, 10-13 december 2017,