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Research environment

Man-Technology-Environment research centre (MTM)

MTM focus on applied research on chemicals in the environment and sustainable development together with regional, national and international stakeholders in business, government, universities and research institutes. We work in the following five areas.

Environment information

Contact

Magnus Engwall

Research Domains

  • Science

Areas of Research

  • Analytical Biogeochemistry
  • Biogeosphere dynamics
  • Environment and Health
  • Environmental toxicology
  • Meal ecology
  • Research in science education
  • Ecosytem ecology
  • Applied Environmental Science and Technology

MTM is one of Örebro University's strong research environments. We focus on applied research on chemicals in the environment and sustainable development together with regional, national and international stakeholders in business, government, universities and research institutes. The main research focus is aimed at persistent organic pollutants, metals and emerging pollutants, including perfluorinated chemicals, endocrine disruptors and plastic pollution. Using state of the art technology we analyse occurrence, speciation, fate, behavior and toxicity and health effects of these pollutants in all parts of the biosphere. In several projects we try to find links between common diseases like cancer, heart disease and obesity and chemical exposure. The ambition is to find the hazardous chemicals at an early stage, thereby enabling actions for their removal from the environment, from food, feed and from consumer products. MTM also works with technical solutions to environmental problems. The research focusing on waste develops methods to extract valuable metals. The research directed at polluted areas contributes to better risk assessment and soil remediation methods. The research projects are conducted in collaboration with international authorities like UNEP, private business and NGOs.

Research Projects