The goal is collecting and evaluating the practical, design based solutions to deal with water challenges and develop the blue-green infrastructure of the cities. The…
Sweden Water Research conducts research into water and develops new, effective solutions to meet the future challenges facing the water services industry.
We create, run, participate in and initiate projects that seek out suitable partnerships, with the ultimate aim of increasing knowledge of successful methods for the development and climate change adaptation of the cities of the future. Projects within Sweden Water Research are run in close collaboration with the owner municipalities and will, in either the short or the long term, benefit day-to-day operations.
Adaptive urban landscape
Aerobic granular sludge, a new technology for municipal wastewater treatment plants – the state-of-the-art
The aerobic granular sludge (AGS) technology is an innovative, compact and energy efficient wastewater treatment process that seems to be mature for full-scale implementation around…
Back to the basics: high-loaded activated sludge
Without the presence of enhanced nitrogen removal processes, it is possible to decrease the solids retention time for the organics, including the microorganisms. Therefore is…
Biofilm in Water Utilities
Biofilters have been used to treat drinking water for over 200 years. Despite their long history, little is known about these filters. Water is pumped…
Around the world, the frequency and intensity of cyanobacterial blooms in lakes and coasts are increasing. This project will work with a real-time early warning system for risk assessment and forecasting of cyanobacterials in lakes, streams and coast.
Future City Flow
Aging lines, changed climate with intense rainfall, large paved surfaces, combined with stormwater and wastewater ends up in the common pipes, creates major problems in…
Future ion-channel based membranes for water purification
Membrane technology, in particular reverse osmosis (RO), is an established key industrial sector in the Middle East due to the lack of fresh water in…
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlights wastewater treatment as a significant point source of nitrous oxide emissions. Today, nitrous oxide is also the…
MACRO – Food in robust circular systems
There are several ongoing initiatives developing technical solutions for large source separating systems, development of treatment solutions that ensures the quality and increase opportunities for…
Worldwide population will reach 8.1 billion by 2025 and clean accessible water is essential for all. The grow thin water demand will drive the development…
In cooperation between scientists, industry, water- and district heating companies, we are developing and testing five new methods and technical solutions. We will also identify…
Reduction of persistent substances in wastewater
Reduction of drug residues, priority substances (Water Framework Directive) and possibly also other persistent substances will be studied. Tests will be performed with ozone and…