LESS IS MORE – Energy-efficient technologies for removal of pharmaceuticals and other contaminants of emerging concern

Leading organisations:
Lund University


Geographic Area:
Central Europe Scandinavia


-The long-term aim of the project is to reduce the input of micropollutants from wastewater into the Baltic Sea through upgrading of WWTPs.
-Process-driven innovation by introducing membrane filtration early in the process line to improve the treatment process and enhance the potential for reuse of energy and water.
-Technology-driven innovation by developing and testing novel polishing technologies as a fourth treatment step in cooperation with technology suppliers (SMEs).

Target audience:
Environmental experts, National/Local decision and policy makers, Waste/water treatment providers, and Water/waste service providers

Area of interest:
Emergence of anti-microbial resistance (AMR), Wastewater, and Water treatment technologies


1) Demonstration, testing and validation of solutions for removal of micropollutants
2) Three pilot plants will be built in WWTPs in Denmark, Sweden and Lithuania

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HCWH Europe gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the European Commission (EC)’s LIFE+ programme, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) Germany, and the German Environment Agency (UBA). HCWH Europe is solely responsible for the content of this project and related materials. The views expressed do not reflect the official views of the EC, BMU, or UBA.