News – Project news

Testbed Ellinge represented when waste was in new focus

In March, people interested in waste gathered from all corners of Sweden in Gothenburg for the conference Waste in New Focus. During the session that dealt with attitudes and potentials around sludge recycling, Dag Lorick participated and told about Gryaab's view on pyrolysis and about the work carried out in Testbed Ellinge.

The delivery of the pilot plant is delayed

In April 2022, an agreement was signed with the Danish company Aquagreen for the delivery of a steam dryer and a pyrolyser with associated equipment to Testbed Ellinge. According to the preliminary timetable then, the pilot would start in December 2022. The start of operation is now expected to take place in August 2023.

What happens during the “microbial bus journey”?

Imagine that the water drop is like a bus and the bacteria are its passengers. In our project The microbial bus journey we have investigated whether or not the same groups of bacteria remain in the bus from the water treatment plant to the last stop on the journey.

First study visit to Testbed Ellinge completed!

Testbed Ellinge has now organised its first study visit. A study trip to Sweden within the Food & Bio Cluster Denmark, this time with a focus on biochar, was carried out on 26-27 October.

Summary of the 1st SCSSB

On October 11-12, Testbed Ellinge organised the 1st Swedish Conference on Sewage Sludge Biochar in Malmö. The conference attracted 122 people from 14 different countries.
Scientist Monika Hartl. Photo: ORNL/Genevieve Martin

Scientists at Sweden Water Research, ESS and ORNL study Bisphenol A for cleaner water applications

Scientist at Swedish Water Research and ESS are using neutrons at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to study how bisphenol A (BPA) interacts with water filters. This project is now hightlighted in American media.

New research project focuses on reducing microplastics in the Baltic Sea

A new research project will focus on decreasing and removing microplastics in the Baltic Sea. The project will increase knowledge and understanding about dispersal pathways and sources through measurements in different flows in society, as well as cost-effective methods to reduce microplastics.
Jennifer Ekholm PhD student

Jennifer Ekholm – the first PhD in the AGNES project

Welcome Jennifer Ekholm, the first PhD student within the AGNES II Project. She will be working with a full-scale study on implementation of the first aerobic granular sludge reactors in Sweden.
Skrapa i dricksvattenrör som tar prov på biofilmen.

Seminar on biofilms in drinking water supply systems

On January 18th, a seminar was arranged in Lund, Sweden, with focus on biofilms in drinking water supply systems. You can find the presentations and the programme here.
Salar Haghighatafshar

Salar Haghighatafshar’s midway seminar

Welcome to Salar Haghighatafshar's midway seminar entitled "Mesoscopic-scale evaluation of sustainable drainage systems" on 6 November.

Source separation systems – a solution for future generations

Source separation systems can be the way leading to a sustainable environment for islands, lakes and seas for future generations. That's the main result shown in the final report for a development project. The project has been prepared to provide support to Swedish municipalities and water companies in building and planning for the future. The researchers' experience will be used for the expansion of the H+ city district in Helsingborg.

2.4 millions to Reduction of persistent substances in wastewater

Sweden Water Research has been granted almost 2.4 millions SEK from the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management for the third phase of the project Reduction of persistent substances in wastewater.