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Heidi Birch is senior researcher in fate and exposure of organic chemicals in the aquatic environment at the Department of Environmental Engineering, DTU. She has a PhD in monitoring of priority pollutants in dynamic stormwater discharges from urban areas (DTU, 2012). Her post doc research focused on the use of passive dosing techniques within biodegradation testing and solubility testing. Her current research focus is on biodegradation kinetics testing and persistence of difficult to test chemicals such as Hydrophobic Organic Chemicals (HOCs) and complex mixtures (UVCBs).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Technical University of Denmark


Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark


External positions

Engineering Consultant, ALECTIA A/S


Teaching Assistant, DTU


Student worker, Frederiksborg Amt


Teaching Assistant, Technical University of Denmark



  • User defined:
  • Surface water
  • Xenobiotics
  • Stormwater runoff
  • Passive samplers
  • Wastewater


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