Elisa Koivuranta

Elisa Koivuranta

Dr. (tech,)

Postdoctoral Researcher

12 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 39 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 17 citations. The author has a h-index of 5.00. (Scopus)


Dr. (tech) Elisa Koivuranta is experted in process engineering with research focuses in wastewater treatment and development of a novel measurement application. Currently working on project related to utilization of peat and peat moss in novel applications.

Research interests

  • Wastewater treatment
  • Particle analysis
  • Biocomposites
  • Biomaterial

Selected publications

  • Koivuranta, Elisa; Hietala, Maiju; Ämmälä, Ari; Oksman, Kristiina; Illikainen, Mirja (2017) Improved durability of lignocellulose-polypropylene composites manufactured using twin-screw extrusion. - Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 101, 265-272 . [Original]
  • Koivuranta, Elisa; Stoor, Tuomas; Hattuniemi, Joni; Niinimäki, Jouko (2015) On-line optical monitoring of activated sludge floc morphology. - Journal of water process engineering 5, 28-34 . [Original]
  • Koivuranta, Elisa; Suopajärvi, Terhi; Hattuniemi, Joni; Stoor, Tuomas; Illikainen, Mirja (2017) The effect of seasonal variations on floc morphology in the activated sludge process. - Environmental technology 38 (24), 3209-3215 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Koivuranta, Elisa; Suopajärvi, Terhi; Stoor, Tuomas; Hattuniemi, Joni.; Niinimäki, Jouko (2015) Use of optical monitoring to assess the breakage of activated sludge flocs. - Particulate science and technology 33 (4), 412-417 . [Original]
  • Koivuranta, E.; Keskitalo, J.; Stoor, T.; Hattuniemi, J.; Saren, M.; Niinimäki, J. (2014) A comparison between floc morphology and the effluent clarity at afull-scale activated sludge plant using optical monitoring. - Environmental technology 35 (13), 1605-1610
  • Koivuranta, Elisa; Keskitalo, Jukka; Haapala, Antti; Stoor, Tuomas; Sarén, Matti; Niinimäki, Jouko (2013) Optical Monitoring of Activated Sludge Flocs in Bulking and Non-bulking Conditions. - Environmental technology 34 (5), 679-686
  • Suopajärvi, Terhi; Koivuranta, Elisa; Liimatainen, Henrikki; Niinimäki, Jouko (2014) Flocculation of municipal wastewaters with anionic nanocelluloses: Influence of nanocellulose characteristics on floc morphology and strength. - Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 2 (4), 2005-2012
  • Tomperi, Jani; Koivuranta, Elisa; Kuokkanen, Anna; Leiviskä, Kauko (2017) Modelling the effluent quality based on a real-time optical monitoring of the wastewater treatment process. - Environmental technology 38 (1), 1-13 . [Original]
  • Tomperi, J.; Koivuranta, E.; Leiviskä, K. (2017) Predicting the effluent quality of an industrial wastewater treatment plant by way of optical monitoring. - Journal of water process engineering 16, 283-289 . [Original]
  • Tomperi, Jani; Koivuranta, Elisa; Kuokkanen, Anna; Juuso, Esko; Leiviskä, Kauko (2016) Real-time optical monitoring of the wastewater treatment process. - Environmental technology 37 (3), 344-351 . [Original]