Technical Solutions

The main objective of WP7:Technical Solutions is to advance next generation removal options for prioritized persistent and mobile substances in water and sludge.

This will be achieved by the following sub-objectives:

To innovative analytical methods for monitoring persistent and mobile substances.

To demonstrate and evaluate the removal of persistent and mobile pollution by new technical remediation solutions.

To characterize the fate of persistent and mobile substances during waste water sludge treatment.

Field sampling of water

Technological advances are needed to be able to remove more persistent and mobile substances from water and sludge. However, the choice of method should also be based on an evaluation of technical and economic costs and benefits, as well as net environmental effect. Ideally, persistent and mobile substances will be removed sustainably before emissions are widespread or they reach drinking water. By considering the environmental, economic and social costs and benefits of next generation removal technologies for persistent and mobile substances, the limit of sustainable removal will be found. To prevent regrettable remediation, environmental and cost efficiency of removal options of persistent and mobile substances will be studied.

ZeroPM has three test sites which will form the basis of the work on remediation. These are the Rastatt case in Germany, the Upper Rhine area of German, as well as Mytilene on the island of Lesvos, Greece.

Pilot treatment plant

The Team

WP7 will be led by Dr. Marcel Riegel from DVGW where the development of water treatment technologies. Within this WP, members from NIVA will be leading the target and non-target analysis method development for the selected persistent and mobile substances as well as the development of passive sampling methods. In addition, the University of the Aegean will be looking at the fate and production of PMT and vPvM substances during the treatment of sludge. Complimenting this work is the involvement of Chalmers University of Technology, who will be assessing the sustainability of the treatment methods using a life cycle approach.

Technical solutions for the water supply in ZeroPM – Meet Marcel Riegel from DVGW-TZW
PFAS Analysis in ZeroPM: Meet the WP7 team at NIVA
Sewage Sludge Treatment in ZeroPM: Meet the WP7 team at the University of Aegean
Alternatives & Sustainability Assessment in ZeroPM: Meet the WP2/7 team at Chalmers
DVGW German Water Center (TZW)
Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)
University of the Aegean (UniAeg)
Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers)


Ad-/desorption performance of IEX resins towards short-chain PFAA

Passive sampling tool for sampling PM substances in a range of matrices