Blue-green stormwater solutions
Open (blue-green) stormwater solutions get more common and are about to play a central role in the management of stormwater in Sweden and other countries in the world. However, there is a need for evaluation of existing systems and to find out what role the system plays in the overall management of the city's water. It is also considered to examine the importance of systems with regard to the quantity and quality of the stormwater that reaches the recipient.
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 could be done by application of sustainable physico-chemical processes to the existing stormwater facilities. Sorption, for instance, is a process which is going to be evaluated in this context for treatment of urban toxics such as herbicides and pesticides or other organic and inorganic impurities.