News – Project news

Current research on sludge biochar

On Tuesday, November 22, project manager David Gustavsson made a guest appearance at the project Boost Nordic Biogas webinar on “Pyrolysis of sludge to obtain biochar”.
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Welcome Hamza, our new operating technician on site!

For two weeks, our operating technician within Testbed Ellinge has been on site at Ellinge ARV. His name is Hamza Rslan and he is hired from the consulting company Start-up.

New article describes marine sediments as an urban reservoir for viable E. coli

The article “Marine sediments are identified as an environmental reservoir for Escherichia coli: Comparing signature-based and novel amplicon sequencing approaches for microbial source tracking” examines how bacterial communities in marine sediments change along a coastline to determine if they are affected by human activity.
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Two new Master’s thesis proposals spring 2024

We are happy to announce two new Master’s thesis proposals for the spring 2024
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Workshop on system analysis of sludge biochar systems

On Monday, 25 September, Testbed Ellinge organised a digital workshop on system analysis of sludge biochar systems. Four different research groups, from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden respectively, participated.
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How plant available is the phosphorus in the sludge biochar?

Thursday 21 September, we had a pre-meeting for the project Phosphorus availability in sludge and sludge biochar, in which we will study phosphorus and heavy metal uptake in a four-year frame study. Dorette Müller-Stöver and Jakob Magid visited VA SYD and Testbed Ellinge's project manager David Gustavsson yesterday to discuss the project.
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Final conference for the Rest till Bäst project

A range of results were presented at the project Rest till Bäst final conference in Malmö last week.
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The pilot is now being assembled at Ellinge WWTP

Now all the parts for the pilot are in place at Ellinge.
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FramBliK – a new pilot project at Källby Wastewater Treatment Plant

In August, a new pilot for effective biological phosphorus and nitrogen removal was started at the Källby Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The project is called FramBliK, an Swedish acronym for “The biofilm process of the future in continuous operation”.
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How does the pretreatment of wastewater affect the energy balance …

... and the need for volume for the biological treatment?
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The 2nd Swedish Conference on Sewage Sludge Biochar 2024

It's time to make space in your calendar for the 2nd Swedish Conference on Sewage Sludge Biochar, 15-17 October 2024.

New report on the city’s sources of microplastics

Emma Fältström, a PhD student at Sweden Water Research, and Heléne Österlund at Luleå University of Technology have in their report “μrban Plastics – Sources, sinks and flows of microplastics in the urban environment” mapped out how microplastics from land enter our water environments, with a focus on stormwater.