Lack of fresh water is a growing problem in many parts of the world. At Hammarby Sjöstadsverk we develop techniques that will make it possible to reuse treated wastewater. This unique facility is owned and operated by a consortium lead by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, and is one of the world's leading research and development facilities in water treatment technology.Here, we carry out national and international research projects as well as education, testing and development, in close collaboration with industry and other partners.
The KTH coordinator for Hammarby Sjöstadsverk supports the activities of KTH researchers at the facility. Some of the main research activities that can be carried out in the facility include but are not limited to sustainable water/wastewater treatment technologies, resource recovery from waste, and sustainable sludge management. Master's and Ph.D. degree experiments can be carried out there usually in a real-world environment. Besides research, the facility is for educational purposes including course lab work and excursions. The facility is equipped with pilot reactors (including stationary and mobile) and modern instruments.
In September 2022 Hammarby Sjöstadverket left its previous premises at the Henriksdal treatment plant and work is currently underway to prepare a new location at Loudden for our research and development work. The new location will be ready early 2023.