Terhi Suopajärvi

Dr (Tech.)

Postdoctoral research fellow

20 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 150 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 45 citations. The author has a h-index of 6.00. (Scopus)


Dr (Tech.) Terhi suopajärvi works as postdoctoral researcher in the cellulose team of the Fibre and Particle Research Unit. Research focus on secondary sources (recycled board and paper and agricultural wastes) as raw materials in nanocellulose production using deep eutectic solvents (DES) in cellulose modifications. As well as, using nanocellulose in water chemical applications in flocculation and adsorption.

Research interests

  • Nano- and microcellulose
  • Bionanochemicals in wastewater applications
  • Biomaterials

Research groups

  • Researcher, Fibre and particle engineering

Selected publications

  • Suopajärvi, Terhi; Sirviö, Juho Antti; Liimatainen, Henrikki (2017) Cationic nanocelluloses in dewatering of municipal activated sludge. - Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 5 (1), 86-92
  • Kemppainen, Kalle; Suopajärvi, Terhi; Laitinen, Ossi; Ämmälä, Ari; Liimatainen, Henrikki; Illikainen, Mirja (2016) Flocculation of fine hematite and quartz suspensions with anionic cellulose nanofibers. - Chemical engineering science 148, 256-266 . [Original]
  • Suopajärvi, Terhi ; Liimatainen, Henrikki; Karjalainen, Mikko; Upola, Heikki; Niinimäki, Jouko (2015) Lead adsorption with sulfonated wheat pulp nanocelluloses. - Journal of water process engineering 5, 136-142 . [Original]
  • 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]
  • Laitinen, Ossi; Suopajärvi, Terhi; Österberg, Monika; Liimatainen, Henrikki (2017) Hydrophobic, Superabsorbing Aerogels from Choline Chloride-Based Deep Eutectic Solvent Pretreated and Silylated Cellulose Nanofibrils for Selective Oil Removal. - ACS applied materials & interfaces 9 (29), 25029−25037 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • 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
  • Suopajärvi, Terhi; Liimatainen, Henrikki; Hormi, Osmo; Niinimäki, Jouko (2013) Coagulation-flocculation treatment of municipal wastewater based on anionized nanocelluloses. - Chemical engineering journal 231, 59-67
  • Suopajärvi, Terhi; Sirviö Juho Antti; Liimatainen, Henrikki (2017) Nanofibrillation of deep eutectic solvent-treated paper and board cellulose pulps. - Carbohydrate polymers 169, 167-175 . [Original]
  • Hokkanen, Sanna; Repo, Eveliina; Suopajärvi, Terhi; Liimatainen, Henrikki; Niinimäki, Jouko; Sillanpää, Mika (2014) Adsorption of Ni(II), Cu(II) and Cd(II) from aqueous solutions by amino modified nanostructured microfibrillated cellulose. - Cellulose 21 (3), 1471-1487