Tiina Leiviskä, Docent, D.Sc. (Tech.)

Mailing Address: 
Chemical Process Engineering
Faculty of Technology
P.O.Box 4300
FIN-90014 University of Oulu

Research interests:

  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Coagulation-flocculation
  • Ion exchange, adsorption
  • Dissolved air flotation
  • Development of bio-based water treatment chemicals
  • Recovery of metals and nutrients




Selected publications:

  • Heiderscheidt, E.; Leiviskä, T.; Klöve, B. Chemical Treatment Response to Variations in Non-Point Pollution Water Quality: Results of a Factorial Design Experiment. J. Environ. Manage. 2015, 150, 164−172.
  • Keränen, A.; Leiviskä, T.; Hormi, O.; Tanskanen, J. Preparation of Cationized Pine Sawdust for Nitrate Removal: Optimization of Reaction Conditions. J. Environ. Manage. 2015, 160, 105-112.
  • Leiviskä, T.; Keränen, A.; Vainionpää, N.; Al Amir, J.; Hormi, O.; Tanskanen, J. Vanadium(V) Removal from Aqueous Solution and Real Wastewater Using Quaternized Pine Sawdust. Water Sci. Technol. 2015, 72(3), 437–442.
  • Keränen, A.; Leiviskä, T.; Hormi, O.; Tanskanen, J. (2015) Removal of Nitrate by Modified Pine Sawdust: Effects of Temperature and Co-existing Anions. J. Environ. Manage. 2015, 147, 46−54.
  • Leiviskä, T.; Rämö, J.; Lanzani, G.; Huhtakangas, S.; Laasonen, K.; Pehkonen, S.O. Quasi-quantitative Determination of Elemental Relationships and Surface Properties in Aqueous Aluminium-Silicon Systems. J. Water Process Eng. 2014, 1, 54−63.
  • Karhu, M.; Leiviskä, T.; Tanskanen, J. Enhanced DAF in Breaking of Oil-in-Water Emulsions. Sep. Purif. Technol. 2014, 122, 231−241.
  • Keränen, A.; Leiviskä, T.; Gao, BY.; Hormi, O.; Tanskanen, J. Preparation of Novel Anion Exchangers from Pine Sawdust and Bark, Spruce Bark, Birch Bark, and Peat for The Removal of Nitrate. Chem. Eng. Sci. 2013, 98, 59−68.
  • Leiviskä, T.; Sarpola, A.; Tanskanen, J. Removal of Lipophilic Extractives from Debarking Wastewater by Adsorption on Kaolin or Enhanced Coagulation with Chitosan and Kaolin. Appl. Clay Sci. 2012, 61, 22–28.
  • Leiviskä, T.; Rämö, J.; Nurmesniemi, H.; Pöykiö, R.; Kuokkanen, T. Size Fractionation of Wood Extractives, Lignin and Trace Elements in Pulp and Paper Mill Wastewater Before and After Biological Treatment, Water Res. 2009, 43, 3199–3206.
  • Leiviskä, T.; Nurmesniemi, H.; Pöykiö, R.; Rämö, J.; Kuokkanen, T.; Pellinen, J. Effect of Biological Wastewater Treatment on The Molecular Weight Distribution of Soluble Organic Compounds and on the Reduction of BOD, COD and P in Pulp and Paper Mill Effluent. Water Res. 2008, 42, 3952−3960.
  • Leiviskä T.; Rämö, J. Coagulation of Wood Extractives in Kraft Pulp Bleaching Filtrate by Cationic Polyelectrolytes. J. Haz. Mat. 2008, 153, 525−531.