Our projects

Sweden Water Research conducts research into water and develops new, effective solutions to meet the future challenges facing the water services industry.

We create, run, participate in and initiate projects that seek out suitable partnerships, with the ultimate aim of increasing knowledge of successful methods for the development and climate change adaptation of the cities of the future. Projects within Sweden Water Research are run in close collaboration with the owner municipalities and will, in either the short or the long term, benefit day-to-day operations.

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Completed Projects

Adaptive urban landscape

The goal is collecting and evaluating the practical, design based solutions to deal with water challenges and develop the blue-green infrastructure of the cities. The…

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Ongoing Projects

AGNES – Aerobic Granular sludge

The aerobic granular sludge (AGS) technology is an innovative, compact and energy efficient wastewater treatment process that seems to be mature for full-scale implementation around the world.

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Ongoing Projects

Aquanet

Aquanet is a project that focuses on the study of the resistance and resilience of an ecosystem due to disturbances and environmental disturbances.

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Completed Projects

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…

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Completed Projects

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…

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Completed Projects

Biofilm in Water Utilities

Biofilters have been used to treat drinking water for over 200 years. Despite their long history, little is known about these filters. Water is pumped…

Completed Projects

Blue-green stormwater solutions

Furthermore, considering the expected tighter requirements in near future it seems also necessary to improve the effluent quality from the open systems as well. This…

Completed Projects

BONUS CLEANWATER

BONUS CLEANWATER was a research project working with solutions to reduce micro-pollutants and micro-plastics in the Baltic Sea between 2017 and 2020. The project was…

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Ongoing Projects

Characterisation of municipal wastewater

Existing load data from WWTPs are important, but are often deficient, and standard values for concentrations and mass flows for different substances and quotas between…

Ongoing Projects

Cultivating urban bazaars – for sustainable, job-creating urban development, step 3

In unused underground spaces or disused industrial premises, cultivations are created for fresh spices, lettuce and mushrooms. The surplus from sales is reinvested in social…

Cyanobakterier i vatten

Completed Projects

CyanoControl

Around the world, the frequency and intensity of cyanobacterial blooms in lakes and coasts are increasing. This project will work with a real-time early warning system for risk assessment and forecasting of cyanobacterials in lakes, streams and coast.

Ongoing Projects

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.