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Expanding Research in Environmental Drug Residues
New funding will strengthen research at the MistraPharma Centre at KTH into more efficient wastewater treatment processes. Among the Centre’s focus areas is risk assessment studies, aiming to see whether trace amounts of common pharmaceuticals may be causing environmental bacteria to become antibiotic resistant.
EU testing way to use Sun to break up plastics in wastewater
Harnessing the Sun’s radiation to help rid the oceans of microplastic contamination is one of several technical innovations to be developed by a new EU-funded project. Beginning in November 2017, a system developed at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden for breaking down microplastics from personal care products will be tested for implementation in homes and wastewater treatment plants.