Testbed for wastewater treatment in Simrishamn

Reference number 2018-03726
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration November 2018 - June 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Testbäddar för samhällets utmaningar
Call Testbäddar för samhällets utmaningar - förberedelseprojekt

Purpose and goal

Aim To find out the conditions and needs for developing a test bed around wastewater treatment techniques. The upgrading of the sewage plant with the latest technology for removal of active pharmaceutical ingredients will be inaugurated in 2019. Can we open up testing? The project will enable a knowledge-based decision about establishing this scientific research and innovation initiative. Objectives Enough knowledge to decide for/against further development of the test bed Identify and connecting potential partners Identify and test models for operating and managing the test bed

Expected results and effects

We will identify, learn and initiate collaborations with partners having: 1 knowledge of testing facilities etc. within relevant areas 2 a need for testing new solutions in a full-scale municipal wastewater treatment plant 3 knowledge of how to ensure that gender equality is integrated 4 detailed knowledge as well as broader perspectives that contributes to the analysis before taking the next step The project will result in 1 Analysis of the surrounding developments and needs concerning the test bed management 2 Market analysis for testing needs 3 Gender analysis 4 Initial project plan

Planned approach and implementation

Analysis of the circumstances influencing the future test bed development: interviews, literature studies and 4 visits at similar facilities. Mapping the market and needs for testing facilities: 3 workshops with representatives from the academy, businesses and municipalities in collaboration with Lund University, WIN and Hanö Bay Municipality Network. Gender analysis: in order to increase our knowledge we will contact the project ”Jämställd regional tillväxt”. Initial project plan including conclusions, the implementation plan as well as future partners.

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