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National ENERGY GLOBE Award Sweden 2017

Submitted by: Aqua-Q AB
Project: Real-time quality control of reclaimed water and removing of drug residues

Integrating AQUATRACK and Aqua-Qs ozone polishing system to the water management by adapting the local conditional approach to give quality assurance, save energy and protect the environment.

Initial situation
Availability of clean, safe, fresh water is one of the major problems in emerging countries like India, China, North Africa and many other parts of the world. There is a high risk to suffer an infection from contaminated water. Contamination might get detected only long after the contamination event occurs leading to high financial and social liabilities.

Solution
Scanning of drinking and source water quality by using AQUATRACK. AQUATRACK is an early warning system that can be positioned at vulnerable links in the process to enable the authorities to detect and stop delivering contaminated water.

Innovation
Monitoring in real life time the contaminants in water and collected water samples at the time of contamination. AQUATRACK can be used to make intelligent decisions about the amount and kind of disinfection. This information is passed on to Aqua-Qs ozone polishing system that can be actuated for disinfection and averts epidemics and costs.

Involved partners
Universities like Royal Technical High School and KTH, research institutes like IVL Sweden and the Swedish water organization Svenskt Vatten

We are an enthusiastic supporter of the Energy Globe Awards and its aim to strengthen society’s awareness of the necessity for ecological change, by honouring outstanding best practice projects in environmental sustainability from all parts of the world. ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA is the official Trade Promotion Organisation (TPO) of the Republic of Austria and as a country we are proud of our success in green technologies. Our support of the Energy Globe Awards continues this tradition.

Jury-Rating
Water is the most important premise for a healthy and good life. Recognizing contamination in an early stage can save lives and increase the possibility of finding solutions quickly. This project can improve the living condition of many people and prevent epidemics. It uses a minimum of energy and causes no emissions. It is a great contribution to humanity!



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