In the testbed RecoLab at Öresundsverket in Helsingborg, source-separated household wastewater is handled in a resource recycling facility that provides environmental benefits in the form…
David started to work at Malmö Water & Sewage Works/VA SYD in 2006. He is hired (100%) into Sweden Water Research as research leader. His research focus on making the centralised municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) more efficient, not only by actions inside the fence of the WWTP but also by upstream work. He is especially interested in biological processes, system analyses, recycling loops of plant nutrients and urine separation.
Lindblom E., Arnell M., Flores-Alsin X., Stenström F., Gustavsson D. J. I., Yang J. & Jeppsson U. (2015) Dynamic modelling of nitrous oxide emissions from three Swedish sludge liquor treatment plants. Water Science and Technology 73(4), pp. 798-806.
Gustavsson D. J. I. (2016) Is it worth to implement anammox in the mainstream at Swedish wastewater treatment plants? In Swedish. Vattenstämman 2016. Göteborg, Sweden, May 10-11, 2016.,
Gustavsson D. J. I. (2016) Pilot and prototype experiences at Sjölunda WWTP. Workshop – The future is here: experiences in the full-scale implementation of mainstream deammonification for leading edge nitrogen removal. The 13th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies. Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, June 13-16, 2016.,
Gustavsson D. J. I. (2016) What is sustainable wastewater handling? In Swedish. VA-mässan 2016, Jönköping, Sweden, September 27-29, 2016.,
Bengtsson, S., de Blois M., Flodin, J., Olsson, J., Jonstrup, M., Myring, K., Johansson, J., Wilén, B.-M., Gustavsson, D.J.I. (2017) Aeroba granuler, en ny reningsteknik för kommunala avloppsreningsverk. En kunskapssammanställning. (In Swedish) Svenskt Vatten Utveckling rapport nr. 2017-19.,Show publication
Gustavsson, D.J.I. (2017) Stora avlopp och kretslopp – dagens och morgondagens teknik. (In Swedish) Nationell konferens Vatten Avlopp Kretslopp (VAK). 16-18 mars 2017, Norrköping, Sverige.,
Edefell, E., Jönsson, K., Persson, F., Gustavsson, D.J.I. (2017) Start-up of partial urine nitrification in an MBBR. 10th IWA International Conference on Biofilm Reactors. 9-12 maj 2017, Dublin, Irland.,
Gustavsson D. J. I., Okhravi A., Persson F., Llano Alvarez N. & la Cour Jansen J. (2015) Experiences of repression of nitrite production in nitritation-anammox on municipal wastewater. Article: Proceedings of IWA Specialist Conference on Nutrient Removal and Recovery: moving innovation into practice, Gdansk, Poland, May 18-21, 2015, pp. 230-236.,
Persson F., Suarez C., Hermansson M., Plaza E., Sultana R., Gustavsson D. J. I. & Wilén B.-M. (2015) Microbial community structure of nitritation-anammox biofilms at main stream conditions. Article: Proceedings of IWA Conference Nutrient Removal and Recovery 2015: moving into practice. Gdansk, Poland, May 18-21, 2015, pp. 465-471.,
Gustavsson D. J. I., Persson F. & la Cour Jansen J. (2014) Manammox – mainstream anammox at Sjölunda WWTP. Article: Proceedings of 9th IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition, Lisbon, Portugal, September 21-26, 2014.,
Gustavsson D. (2019) Hvordan forbedre avløpsrensing i urbane områder og samtidig oppnå økt gjenbruk av plantenæringsemner. Status for sirkulær økonomi i avløpsbransjen. Norwegian seminar in a forum for circular economy in the Norwegian wastewater business. Oslo, Norway, November 13, 2019.,
Gustavsson, D.J.I., Suarez, C., Wilén, B.-M., Hermansson, M. & Persson, F. (2020) Long-term stability of partial nitritation-anammox for treatment of municipal wastewater in a moving bed biofilm reactor pilot system Science of the Total Environment 714, 136342. ,Show publication
Ekholm et al. (2019) Start-up of aerobic granular sludge – results of the first AGS start-up in the Nordic countries. NORDIWA 2019. September 23-25. ,
Bengtsson, S., de Blois, M., Wilén, B-M., Gustavsson, D. (2018) Treatment of municipal wastewater with aerobic granular sludge Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, pp. 119-166. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10643389.2018.1439653Show publication
Gustavsson, D.J.I. (2020) Manammox – anammox research at Sweden Water Research IWA Sweden seminar on Biofilm Systems in Municipal Wastewater Treatment – Opportunities, Challenges and Limitations, Malmö, Sweden, January 22-23, 2020.,
de Blois, M., Viberg, M., Ekholm, J. & Gustavsson, D.J.I. (2019) Aggressive SBR – a new way of operating SBR plants Nordic Wastewater Conference (NORDIWA) 2019, Helsinki, Finland, September 23-25, 2019.,
Bengtsson, S., de Blois, Mark., Wilén, B-M., Gustavsson, D. (2018) A comparison of aerobic granular sludge with conventional and compact biological treatment technologies Environmental Technology,Show publication
Bengtsson, S., Fujii, D., Andersson, S., Arnell, M., Fredriksson, O. & Gustavsson, D.J.I. (2019) Energy efficient aeration in the Swedish wastewater sector Nordic Wastewater Conference (NORDIWA) 2019, Helsinki, Finland, September 23-25, 2019.,
Involved in project
NPHarvest – Sustainable recycling of phosphorus and nitrogen
Arena for testbeds in nutrient recovery from wastewater streams
Sweden’s wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) faces major challenges in obtaining disposal for the 900,000 tonnes of nutrient-rich sludge produced each year. The Government´s investigation “Sustainable…
Digital twin for sustainable and resource efficient operation of wastewater treatment plants
Within this project, a method for developing digital twins at WWTPs will be developed, including real time process simulation and data validation.
Measurement of direct greenhouse gas emissions from wastewater treatment basins
Climate neutrality in the water and wastewater business can only be fulfilled if emissions of methane and nitrous oxide are low. We need good methods to identify and quantify these emissions.
HÅVA – Sustainability Analysis for Wastewater Heat Recovery
Can heat recovery be implemented on a large scale without unacceptable impact on the wastewater system and the environment?
Almost all nutrients (>85% of the total amounts of nitrgen, phosphorus and potassium) in the municipal wastewater is found in the toilet wastewater. The urine…
URINITE – Stabilisation of urine by nitrification
Experiences of urine nitrification without alkalinity addition are very few and only a few research groups have studied the process. In the urine separation system…
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…
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…
SuNha or later…
In Sweden, the economic value of nitrogen in wastewater from toilets is around five times more worth compared to the phosphorus content, but less than…