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…
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.
Biofilm in Water Utilities
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.
Flow cytometry – a rapid method to study bacteria in water
This project will fractionate different parts of the fingerprint and look more specifically on which types of bacteria is present in certain fractions of the fingerprint with DNA sequencing.
Future ion-channel based membranes for water purification
Membrane technology, in particular reverse osmosis (RO), is an established key industrial sector in the Middle East due to the lack of fresh water in…
Membrane against brownification – ”GenoMembran”
Since lakes and rivers are very important for the water supply in Sweden, the drinking water producers are very much affected by this brownification. Today,…
Worldwide population will reach 8.1 billion by 2025 and clean accessible water is essential for all. The grow thin water demand will drive the development…
Safe and energy-efficient water treatment using UV-LEDs
The project will deepen the knowledge on how water disinfection using ultraviolet light emitting diodes (UV-LEDs) can be optimized and implemented at scale.
The influence of hydrodynamic processes on the brownification of rivers and lakes
This project investigates how brown water is distributed in rivers and lakes and how its dynamics are influenced by the hydrodynamics of this water bodies. Moreover, it aims to provide information of brownification sources.
UV irradiation as a microbial safety barrier
This project will investigate how UV irradiation affects the whole community of microorganisms in drinking water.
Water dynamics on bisphenol-covered silica as model for water purification filters
Water purification can be performed through a series of processes, one of them filtering. To optimize the efficiency of water filters, it is important to…