Project title
LESS is MORE - Energy-efficient technologies for removal of pharmaceuticals and other contaminants of emerging concern
Project description
Outflows of pharmaceuticals and other contaminants of emerging concern, CECs, as well as antibiotic-resistant bacteria result in serious negative impacts on human health and on the ecosystem including hormonal disorders, behavioral changes and fatal infections for humans. The long-term aim of the project is to reduce the input of such substances from wastewater into the Baltic Sea through upgrading of WWTPs. The specific project objective is to pilot -demonstrate, test and validate - new technological solutions for removing pharmaceuticals and other CECs as well as antibiotic-resistant bacteria that are suitable for small and middle sized WWTPs and to disseminate information on new technologies to the end-users. LESS IS MORE will deliver two main outputs, explicitly: 1. Pilot investments in technological solutions for removing pharmaceuticals and other CECs as well as antibiotic-resistant bacteria. 2. Removal technology solutions focusing on separation processes developed and presented in the form of blue prints and expert papers. LESS IS MORE comprises four work packages and entails two innovative approaches: i) process-driven innovation by introducing the membrane early in the process line to improve the treatment process and enhance potential for reuse of energy and water; and ii) technology-driven innovation by developing and testing novel polishing technologies as a fourth treatment step in cooperation with technology suppliers (SMEs). WP 1: Project Management. WP 2: Communication and Dissemination. WP 3: Installation of demonstration units. WP 4: Testing and validation of energy efficient treatment technologies. The project will directly result in new treatment solutions and technologies that can demonstrate a better total energy balance than existing solutions and that do not have a problem with potential harmful transformation products for the end users, notably the small and medium municipal WWTPs.
Project total eligible budget
2 299 325,00
ERDF
1 752 399,75
Project start date
01 Jan 2018
Project end date
30 Sep 2020
Lead partner
Name: Lund University, Department of Chemical Engineering Contact person: Michael Cimbritz Address: Naturvetarvägen 14 SE-221 00 Lund Region/Subregion: Sydsverige Country: Sweden
Project partner
Name: Sweden Water Research AB Contact person: Marinette Hagman Address: c/o Sydvatten AB, Hyllie Stationstorg 21 SE-215 32 Malmö Region/Subregion: Sydsverige Country: Sweden
Name: Kristianstad University Contact person: Ola Svahn Address: Elmetorpsvägen 15 291 88 Kristianstad Region/Subregion: Sydsverige Country: Sweden
Name: Slagelse Utility Contact person: Jan Jørgensen Address: Lilleøvej 3 4220 Korsør Region/Subregion: Sjælland Country: Denmark
Name: Slagelse Municipality Contact person: Nikolaj Mikkelsen Address: Rådhuspladsen 11 4200 Slagelse Region/Subregion: Sjælland Country: Denmark
Name: JSC "Kretinga Water" Contact person: Ramunė Anužienė Address: Švyturio st. 2A LT-97157 Padvariai Region/Subregion: Lithuania Country: Lithuania
Name: Gdansk Water Fund Contact person: ALEKSANDRA JATO-MROZIK Address: TRAKT SW. WOJCIECHA 293 building C 80-001 Gdańsk Region/Subregion: Pomorskie Country: Poland