Knut Breivik

Professor II
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Phone +47-63898000
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 26 Kjemibygningen 0371
Postal address Postboks 1033 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Academic interests

My research is motivated by the need to protect environmental and human health from harmful chemicals.

More specifically, my scientific vision is to better understand and predict where persistent organic pollutants and other organic contaminants in the environment come from, where they go, how they behave and who they are.

Most research projects aim to provide environmental authorities as well as international conventions and programmes (e.g. UNEP) with scientific support in their effort to reduce further environmental exposure of harmful substances.

My main position is with the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (

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    Tags: Environmental analysis, Models, Organic contaminants, Persistent Organic Pollutants, POPs, Exposure, Environmental fate, Emission inventories, E-waste
    Published Nov. 11, 2010 9:00 AM - Last modified Apr. 15, 2020 2:54 PM