Effective and sustainable management of Legionella and other microbiological hazards during water distribution
|SP SVERIGES TEKNISKA FORSKNINGSINSTITUT AB - SP Food and Bioscience, Göteborg
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 484 000
|December 2014 - August 2015
|Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Purpose and goal
The aim of the project was to identify new solutions that address microbiological hazards in distribution of water in an efficient and environmentally sustainable way. The project has resulted in identified parts for further development. - Efficient and sustainable methods of disinfection - Sensors for monitoring - Design for minimizing problems - Evaluation of methods for´point of use´ technology - Systematic problem solving - Evaluation of the overall management based on efficiency, cost and environmental impact - Dissemination of knowledge
Results and expected effects
The project has resulted in an expanded consortium with a wide range of skills and experiences around water, piping, water distribution, construction, microbiology, energy and disinfection. Based on the identified subparts for further work in the project in step 2 the opportunity available for the effective and sustainable management of legionella and other microbial hazards in water distribution systems is expected to increase.
Approach and implementation
To identify needs and solutions, an open workshop about legionella was organized, where different actors presented problems and solutions, and these were discussed. In addition, interviews and discussions with various stakeholders within and outside the project has been conducted. One partner has participatid in an international meetings about legionella durig the project. The issue of the project is broad and therefore the constellation has expanded and more actors have been active in developing the application for step 2.