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  • Algae pilot

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    This Algae pilot is the first of its kind in Sweden. The algae convert unwanted substances to utilities. The goal is that algae cultivation will reduce our emissions of carbon dioxide and purify waste water to minimize over-fertilization of our waters and at the same time produce an energy-rich algae mass that is raw material for biodiesel (algae with high fatty acid content), animal feed (protein-rich algae) etc.

  • Artificial wetlands in Trosa

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    Since 2003 the waste water from the town of Trosa (about 4500 citizens) has been treated in artificial wetlands, after the basic treatment in the sewage plant. Thanks to the wetlands the Trosa river and the town bay have been spared from eutrophicating substances (plant nutrients) as well as contagious substances (pathogenes). Besides the value of purifying the water, the wetlands are a popular recreation area. The wetlands are used for education and many study visits are made here.

  • Eriksberg – From shipyard to sustainable housing

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    Derelict industrial premises from the era of shipyards have been transformed into an exciting mix of modern housing and renovated dockside buildings.

    The reconstruction of Eriksberg was made with the environment in focus. One interesting feature is the underground waste collection system. Eriksberg is one of the first areas in the world using several fractions. It was started already in 1993 and is still expanding. When Eriksberg is complete the automated waste collections system will handle waste (food-, paper- and residual waste) for over 5000 apartments.

  • Järven Ecotech

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    Järven Ecotech designs and installs complete treatment plants for purifying and collecting surface/storm water, leachate, industrial water and sewerage water. For example, Järven Ecotech’s totally unique floating walls/baffles can replace conventional surface/storm water purification solutions on the market, such as dug/excavated surface water basins, sedimentation tanks and filtering solutions.

  • Laduvikens Waterparc

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    At Laduviken, 5 million Swedish kronor is invested in a water park, which will reduce the amount of pollutants entering the lake through storm water. The aim is, among other things, to reduce phosphorus by 25%.

  • Myrsöns wetlands - cleaning verdure

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    An artificial wetland was built in the spring of 2006 next to the lake Myrsjön in Nacka. The aim is to use nature’s own mechanisms to clean the polluted storm water from an industrial area, before it runs into the lake Myrsjön.

  • Ringsjö Potable Water Plant, Stehag

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    The Ringsjö plant draws its water from Lake Bolmen through a tunnel that was opened in 1987. The plant regularly delivers 1,600 litres of water per second to 16 different municipalities in the Skåne Region with a maximum capacity of 2,400. The plant itself was opened in 1963 and completely rebuilt between 1994 and 1997, when a new lamella sedimentation basin was added. The process combines lamella sedimentation with a sequence of filters before the final step of pH adjustment with lime water takes place.

  • Sannegårdshamnen – From dockland to sustainable housing

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    This 100 year-old harbour was primarily used for handling coal and coke. Its curved wharfs have been renovated and supplemented with low wooden jetties.

    Inland from the wharfs, there are housing complexes built around green yards. Attractive outdoor areas, seats in sunny locations and well-planned green areas make ideal places for meeting and socialising.

  • Sjölunda Wastewater Treatment Plant, Malmö

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    Sjölunda Wastewater Treatment Plant, Malmö At the Sjölunda plant in Malmö wastewater from 550,000 inhabitants is treated. The plant was built in 1963. Recently expansion of biological treatment has reduced the use of precipitation chemicals to meet the Swedish requirements and the plant has at the same time reached emission requirements of organic compounds, phosphorous, and nitrogen. The sludge produced is used at the plant’s own production unit for biogas.

  • Sjöstadsverket tests new treatment methods

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    Hammarby Sjöstadsverket in Stockholm, Sweden, was built as part of the Hammarby Sjöstad initiative, with the aim of halving environmental impact by demonstrating new technology and innovative solutions. The facility is now continuing to serve as a development centre for new water treatment technology.

  • The Eco-City Augustenborg, Malmö

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    In 1996 the decision was taken to create an eco-city from the 1950’s housing estate and 1960’s industrial area. This provides an excellent example of a successful sustainable makeover of an urban district. The make-over focused on efficient water systems, green roofs, and solar energy. The water systems include surface rainwater runoff systems, canals, and ponds.

  • The eco-smart Kungsbrohuset

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    In Kungsbrohuset, there are several innovative cleantech solutions. Among other things, Kungsbrohuset recovers the excess heat, generated by the commuters at the Stockholm Central Station. Water from Klara Lake is used for cooling the building.

  • The Hammarby Sjöstad Ecocycle

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    The goal for Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm, Sweden, was to halve the overall environmental impact compared with if the area had been built in the early 1990s. The goal was not fully attained. But thanks to the ambitious target and integrated planning, this lakeside town has set an international example.