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Reference number
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration April 2018 - December 2018
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation

Purpose and goal

. The purpose has been to develop measures for lakes and watercourses that suffer from recurrent blooms of cyanobacteria to measure the presence of toxins from the blooms and to find ways to reduce problems with blooms and the presence of cyanotoxins. Four different approaches have been investigated, namely a real-time warning system for risk assessments and forecasting of blooms, sensors for real-time measurements of toxin levels in water, use of ultrasound to remove cyanobacteria from water and treatment methods for degradation or full elimination of cyanotoxins in water.

Expected effects and result

Results of the UDI step 1 have been that stakeholders and suppliers of technology have collaborated on how to deal with cyanobacteria and the presence of toxins. The parties have come to know each other´s concrete problems better and have increased their mutual understanding of how the problems can be remedied. An initial draft of an application for UDI step 2 has been produced. Expected effects of this project are that an UDI step 2- application can be submitted to Vinnova and that the parties can continue to cooperate to alleviate or sometimes solve problems with cyanobacterial blooms.

Planned approach and implementation

Cyanocontrol has been conducted as an UDI step 1 study consisting of regular project meetings, in-depth interviews with stakeholders, literature studies of scientific and technical literature and iterative work with an UDI step 2 application including budget and project plan with the aim of alleviating and solving problems with cyanobacterial blooms. Scouting of foreign expertise has led to the opportunity to include experiences of monitoring of cyanobacterial blooms and degradation of toxins from Singapore and the Netherlands in the project planning

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Last updated 7 January 2019

Reference number 2018-00415

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