Heini Postila

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Postdoctoral Researcher
Water resources and environmental engineering

Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering
Faculty of Technology

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Heini Postila

Dr. Heini Postila has 15 years’ experience from studies related of treatment wetlands and their purification efficiency and hydrology and hydraulics in the Nordic climate conditions. The wetlands have been mainly treated runoff from peat extraction area, but also runoff from mining and municipal wastewater treatment plant in polishing phase. She has been studied also other nature-based solutions (NBS)/passive hybrid purification systems in (runoff)water and wastewater treatment. The other topics are related e.g. sewage networks, greenhouse gas emissions from sewage sludge treatment and acid sulfate soils.

Research interests

  • treatment wetlands
  • nature-based solutions
  • water purification in different seasons under Nordic climate conditions
  • passive hybrid water purification systems
  • wood chip bioreactors
  • water and wastewater networks
  • hydrology of peatlands and hydraulic properties of peat
  • hydrology and hydraulic properties of forest soil
  • acid sulfate soil and peat extraction
  • sewage sludge treatment and greenhouse gases

Researcher information

20

publications

33

citation count of most cited publication

258

publications citations in total

11.00

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Contact information

E-mail

heini.postila@oulu.fi

Phone number

+358 294 48 4503

Postal address

Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Unit
P.O. Box 4300
90014 University of Oulu
Finland

Projects