Introduction to microplastics and on-going research projects in Finland

Time : Tuesday December 3, 2019
Place: Botanical Gardens, University of Oulu

This seminar arranged by RaMiKo project (ERDF -2019-202) Removal of nutrients and microplastics in treatment wetlands purifying sewage water in cold climate regions.

More information and registrations
For the further information and enquiries, please contact:
Dr. Elisangela Heiderscheidt (elisangela.heiderscheidt at

Register in the seminar in this link latest on November24, 2019.

The seminar is free, no registration fee is required


Seminar program (tentative)

12:30  Welcome words and introduction to microplastics topic.

12:45  Ramiko project presentation: Dr. Elisangela Heiderscheidt, University of Oulu

13:00  Challenges regarding microplastics sampling and analysis (presenter will be confirmed later)

13:20  Removal of microplastics in wastewater treatment plants case study (presenter will be confirmed later)

13:40  Chemically Enhanced Removal of Microplastics. Katriina Rajala, Kemira OY/Aalto University.

14:00  Microplastic in Finnish waters (presenter to be confirmed –UEF)

14:20  COFFEE BREAK and networking (poster display)

14:40  Microplastic in water and sediment samples from the Oker River, Germany: PhD candidate Lina Büngener, University of Oulu

15:00  Microplastic concentrations, size distribution, and polymer types in the surface waters of lake Kallavesi, Finland: (presenter from UeF to be confirmed)

15:20  Human and environmental health impact of microplastics (presenter will be confirmed latter)

15:40   Concluding remarks and final discussion

16:00  End of the seminar


Last updated: 28.10.2019