Ian Cousins

Professor
Room: S502
Phone: + 46 8 16 4012
Ian.Cousins@aces.su.se

Research Interests

Research comprises a combination of modelling and experimental approaches to investigate the sources, transport, fate and exposure of chemical contaminants. A suite of modelling tools are used to: (i) estimate key physicochemical properties of chemicals, (ii) simulate the transport and fate of chemicals in outdoor and indoor environments, (iii) simulate the bioaccumulation of chemicals in food webs, (iv) estimate human exposure of chemicals and (iv) simulate the pharmacokinetics of chemicals in wildlife species and humans.

There has been much recent focus on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) which due to their unique environmental chemistry offer exciting new research opportunities. We work closely with analytical chemists in our department to better understand the behaviour of these and other substances.

Latest scientific papers

Perfluoroalkyl acids and their precursors in floor dust of children’s bedrooms – Implications for indoor exposure

Winkens, K.; Giovanoulis, G.; Koponen, J.; Vestergren, R.; Berger, U.; Karvonen, A.M.; Pekkanen, J.; Kiviranta, H.; Cousins, I.T.
2018 | Environ Int | 119 (493-502)

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) as sentinels for the elucidation of Arctic environmental change processes: a comprehensive review combined with ArcRisk project results

Carlsson, P.; Breivik, K.; Brorström-Lundén, E.; Cousins, I.T.; Christensen, J.; Grimalt, J.O.; Halsall, C.; Kallenborn, R.; Abass, K.; Lammel, G.; Munthe, J.; MacLeod, M.; Øyvind, J-O.; Pawlak, J.; Rautio, A.; Reiersen, L-O., Schlabach, M.; Stemmler, I.; Wilson, S.; Wöhrnschimmel, H.
2018 | Environ Sci Pollut Res | 25 (23) (22499-22528)

In vitro inhalation bioaccessibility of phthalate esters and alternative plasticisers present in indoor dust using artificial lung fluids In vitro inhalation bioaccessibility of phthalate esters and alternative plasticisers present in indoor dust using artificial lung fluids.

Kademoglou, K.; Giovanoulis, G.; Palm-Cousins, A.; de Wit, C.A.; Haug, L.S.; Williams, A.C.; Magnér, J.; Collins, C.D.
2018 | Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett. | 5 (329-334)

Spatial variation in the atmospheric deposition of perfluoroalkyl acids: source elucidation through analysis of isomer patterns

2018 | Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts | 20 (997-1006)

Efficient removal of perfluorooctane sulfonate from aqueous film-forming foam solution by aeration-foam collection

Meng, P.; Deng, S.; Maimaiti, A.; Wang, B.; Huang, J.; Wang, Y.; Cousins, I.T.; Yu, G.
2018 | Chemosphere | 203 (263-270)

All publications

Contaminant Chemistry

Pollutants in the environment: Where they come from, where they go, and who gets exposed.

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