Knowledge and results after three years with the FanpLESStic-Sea project
Microplastics are all around us, but the understanding about sources and pathways of microplastics must increase. Focus of the FanpLESStic-Sea project has been to raise knowledge and decreasing the microplastic pollution in the Baltic Sea.
Urine-diverting toilet in Nature
The REWAISE project is testing an innovative toilet system, where the urine is dried and transformed into a dry plant fertilizer - directly under the toilet. The prestigious magazine Nature writes about the technology in the news article The urine revolution: how recycling pee could help to save the world.
Board meeting with study visit at Bolmen research station
The board of Sweden Water Researchs met at Bolmen research station for a study visit and board meeting on 7-8 of March.
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.
Common challenges and investments for The Sound
Within the ÖReWise project, representatives of the water and waste water operations met to find solutions to common challenges for the Sound and investments in climate adaptation measures.
Kenneth M Persson awarded for his contributions to the water sector
Kenneth M Persson, head of research at Sydvatten and Sweden Water Research and professor at Lund university, receives the award Vatten-priset, for his contributions in the drinking water sector.
Prototype of innovative toilet system installed in Malmö
The first prototype of an innovative toilet system is now installed at VA SYD's head office in Malmö. Urine is collected directly under the toilet and dehydrated in a cassette that contains, treats and concentrates the urine. The output is a dry nutrient rich urine based fertilizer. Researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural (SLU) have developed the new system, which will be tested in Malmö and Lund.
Drinking water quality in real-time by 2025
Major investment in drinking water quality will provide new knowledge and faster analysis. "In the future, we will know about a quality change before it occurs."
PhD candidate investigating the sources of microplastic pollution
Emma Fältström is a PhD candidate at Sweden Water Research and at the division of Environmental Technology and Management at Linköping University. In November 2020 she defended her licentiate thesis “Towards the Control of Microplastic Pollution in Urban Waters”.
Dissertation: Jing Li, Managing Eutrophic Waters in Artificial Recharge Plants – Cyanotoxin risks in Swedish freshwaters
On Friday the 27 of March Jing Li defended her thesis "Managing Eutrophic Waters in Artificial Recharge Plants - Cyanotoxin risk in Swedish freshwaters".
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.