Källby Water Workshop, Lund

Källby Water Workshop is an innovative test bed and an arena where companies, universities and utilities can work together to develop the future measurement methods for drinking water quality.

About the project

The closed down Källby water treatment plant in Lund is given new life as an innovative test bed – an arena where companies, universities and utilities can work together to develop the future measurement methods for drinking water quality. It will serve as a neutral platform where the unique exchange of information and experience will speed up the process of finding suitable technologies.

Developing methods that enable online monitoring would contribute to safer and more sustainable drinking water management. In practice this means, among other things, that operating personnel can act more quickly in the event of incidents such as leakage or contamination, thus reduce the risk to the public and reduce the use of drinking water. It is an important step towards achieving the global sustainability goals.

Collaboration and knowledge

We want to create collaborations in the test bed where VA SYD, Sydvatten and Sweden Water Reseach contribute with knowledge and help companies to develop relevant instruments. Initially, the focus will be to test instruments that analyze drinking water quality online. In connection to this, master thesis projects are being coordinated and continuous proposals for new relevant subjects will be provided.

The old filter room at Källby water treatment plant has been refurbished to serve as a test bed. The premises is situated close to, but disconnected from, the production environment, hence the safety aspect and the risk of affecting the drinking water distribution are taken into account. VA SYD’s operations technicians, development engineers, laboratory engineers, communicators and electricians can easily be involved as the test bed is located in an operating workplace.

Support from Vinnova

During the period May 2020 – February 2021, the project will be carried out with financial support from Vinnova.

Project leaders

Josefin Barup, VA SYD, josefin.barup@vasyd.se and Anna Thysell, VA SYD, anna.thysell@vasyd.se

Goals

• Create collaborations and experience charring between companies, utilities and university.
• Testing of new instruments for online drinking water quality measurement
• Act as a platform for Master theses

Partners in this project