News from Källby Water Workshop

New technology and new collaborations within Källby water workshop. Project manager Markus Fröjd tells more about what is going on.

Källby Water Workshop is partly a test bed in Lund (old Källby water treatment plant), and partly a collaborative project with the test beds Research Station Bolmen and RecoLab. Markus Fröjd at Sweden Water Research is project manager for Källby water workshop and also focus area manager for focus area Biological stability of drinking water.

What are you doing at Källby water workshop right now?

– Right now we are doing the final tests with a particle counter from Uponor. We have also established Källby water workshop as a natural starting point for commissioning various online instruments – not least the new flow cytometers that are now on their way into VA SYD’s operations. We have also prepared for two new enzymatic techniques for monitoring bacteria in near real time. Two instruments made by ColiMinder, will arrive in April and will be tested in 2022 in various situations, from slow filters in waterworks to real-time monitoring of water quality in the pipe network, as well as for monitoring bathing water quality.

What is happening within the project Källby water workshop – collaborative project with Research station Bolmenand RecoLab?

– We have started a collaboration with the Urbana bad project. With the help of colleagues from the project, the ColiMinder instruments from Källby water workshop will be leased to the city of Helsingborg during the summer to be used for monitoring bathing water quality. A super exciting collaboration that provides added value for all participating parties. Of course, we continue to work with our broad concept within Källby water workshop – how can new techniques and measuring instruments be used in the best way in different contexts? This collaboration can hopefully help Sweden Water Research’s owner companies to take a step forward when it comes to bathing water quality monitoring, while we in Källby water workshop can take home operating experiences from the instruments and be inspired by new smart uses for our instruments.

How will the work develop in 2022?

We will of course continue to work close to RecoLab and Bolmen, and with recycling issues when it comes to monitoring water quality. We also continue to work with our more digital colleagues when it comes to issues concerning data and data management.