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WIN Water & WIN Guard Meeting

May 5 @ 10:00 - 13:30

Innovation in treatment of micropollutants in water

We will explore topics such as:

How can we treat micropollutants in the future?
Will legislation force us to act?
How can we safely treat disposal of PFAS remains and other micropollutants?

INFORMATION:

Place: Stena Nordic Recycling Center, Halmstad
Date: May 5th
Time: 10:00 – 13:30 (lunch included)

Join us for fika and mingle from 9:30 while the program starts at 10am.

– PARTICIPATION ON SITE IS FOR WIN MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS ONLY –
For those who cannot join us in person there is a possibility to view the presentations via Zoom between 10:00 – 12:30

AFTERNOON OPPORTUNITIES (optional):

Workshops
Opportunity to join a workshop within the field “polluted water”.  See schedule and info further down. Register directly to Johan at: johan.persson@winway.se

Guided walk-through at Stena Recycling Center
The choice to sign up for the tour will be available when you register via the link in this invitation.

Please note – first come, first served-principle is applied for both workshops and guided walk-through. See schedule at “agenda” further down.

THE AGENDA

09:30 – 10:00 
Registration, mingle and coffee

10:00 – 12:30
Program with speakers

  • Jessica Tator & Jan Erik Andersson, Stena Recycling
  • Christian Ryen, Pharem
  • Frank Lipnizki, Lund University
  • Johan Seijmer, Chromafora
  • Magnus Christensson, Veolia Water Technologies
  • Robert Tingvall, Biosorbe
  • Philip Jonasson, RecondConcept

12:30 – 13:30
Lunch with business matchmaking

(optional) 13:30 – 15:45
Workshops and/or guided walk-through at Stena Recycling Center

13:30 – 14:30
Workshop 1 – “Extinguishing water as a resource”
Lead by Lynn Ranåker and Olof Blomqvist
Register to johan.persson@winway.se

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Workshop 2 – “Decontamination and destruction of PFAS within the rescue services”
Lead by Helena Grimm and Johan Persson
Register to johan.persson@winway.se

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Guided walk-through at Stena Recycling Center

14:45 – 15:45
Guided walk-through at Stena Recycling Center
Register via the link in this invitation

REGISTER

BACKGROUND:

Thousands of different micropollutants are constantly flowing to our wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). These facilities are in fact major collection points for chemical flows in our society.

The micropollutants can for example be: Microplastics or impregnation chemicals from washing textiles, zink and other chemicals originating from rinse off personal care products, pharmaceuticals that have passed through our bodies, disposed household chemicals. In addition, vehicles emit large amounts of oils, metals and microplastics that enter both wastewater- and stormwater streams. Unfortunately, many of these micro pollutants are not effectively handled by the WWTPs and instead end up in surrounding water body’s or in the sludge, making its disposal troublesome.

Fire & rescue services have historically been one of the largest source of PFAS pollutants. As PFAS now is being phased out from fire & rescue services, the question is how to safely dispose the PFAS remains.

Fires may create large volumes of toxic compounds. Some of them end up in the extinguishing water. What can be done to prevent this pollution at site? What are the next steps and how can the future rescue missions be environmentally sustainable?