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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Micropollutants, or contaminants of emerging concern (CEC), referring to a number of various substances such as pharmaceuticals, biocides and endocrine disruptors, may have adverse environmental…

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MACRO – Food in circular robust systems, step 3

MACRO (Food in Circular Robust Systems, step 3) is a Vinnova project within Challenge-driven innovation step 3 – implementation. The project will document processes for…

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MACRO – Food in robust circular systems

There are several ongoing initiatives developing technical solutions for large source separating systems, development of treatment solutions that ensures the quality and increase opportunities for…

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An introduction of anammox bacteria, as a significant nitrogen removal process in the mainstream of WWTPs, could reduce electrical energy use, replace needs of external…

Ongoing Projects

Measurement of direct greenhouse gas emissions from wastewater treatment basins

Climate neutrality in the water and wastewater business can only be fulfilled if emissions of methane and nitrous oxide are low. We need good methods to identify and quantify these emissions.

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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,…

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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…

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Micropollutant removal at Sjölunda WWTP – bromate formation in ozonation and regeneration of activated carbon

Previously, micropollutants at Sjölunda WWTP have been mapped and this study answers some supplementary questions that needed to be investigated before it is possible to…

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NPHarvest – Sustainable recycling of phosphorus and nitrogen

NPHarvest consists of a pre-treatment with calcium hydroxide which results in the precipitation of phosphorus in a sludge-like phosphorus product, followed by a nitrogen recovery…

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Completed Projects

Nutrient recycling from wastewater – literature study: an overview of technologies, costs and environmental impact

The report describes established and new technologies for nitrogen recovery from waste­water and compares the nitrogen recovery methods with other ways of producing nitro­gen fertiliser…

Ongoing Projects

PhD project – Ideal Carbon Utilisation (ICU)

This is Elin Ossiansson’s phd project. About the project In municipal wastewater treatment, easily available carbon is needed as energy source for bacteria that remove…

Ongoing Projects

Phd project: Climate adaptation of drainage networks

This is the PhD research project of Sara Roth. Sara is an industrial PhD student working for Sweden Water Research, NSVA and Lund University. About…