Felicia FredrikssonTitle: Doctoral Student School/office: School of Science and Technology
Phone: +46 19 303078
About Felicia Fredriksson
Felicia works within a research project aimed at studying the presence of high-fluorinated substances, per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs), with a focus of the PFAS class called side-chain fluorinated polymers. PFASs consists of a large group of chemicals used in several applications both commercial and industrial. Several PFASs have been found to pose a risk to the environment due to their persistence, mobility and toxicity. There are several thousands of PFASs registered on the global market, however only a minor part are commonly monitored. Recent studies, here at Örebro University, indicates large amount of unidentified organofluorine in the Swedish environment. Felicia’s research is to identify new PFASs included in the class side-chain fluorinated polymers by develop and optimize new analytical methods specified for these compounds and study their occurrence in different matrices. The results will provide an insight in the current environmental contamination of new PFASs in the Swedish environment, together with information on their origin, characteristics and fate in the environment. The research is conducted within the profile EnForce and in cooperation with for example the Swedish EPA.