SustainTech has developed a new and effective technology that removes pharmaceutical and hormonal contaminants in both fresh- and seawater. We see this as a considerable breakthrough in solving a big and constantly growing problem of increasing contamination of natural waters such as rivers, lakes, estuaries, fjords and open seas around the world.
Our R&D team have demonstrated that our technology effectively removes the targeted contaminants. We have built a fully functional pilot plant at our research lab at Herøya research park in Porsgrunn, Norway.
Our Engineering team have focused on building the equipment with a small footprint and making it flexible and scalable and also very energy efficient. This makes building and installation of various sizes easy, thus making the technology relevant (and accessible) for different customer segments ranging from larger municipal water treatment plants, treatment of industrial production waste water and also smaller installations in agriculture and aquaculture production.
Our technology makes it possible to treat large amounts of water with little energy consumption and at a speed that makes our solution (perfect) for treatment of water from pharmaceutical production (industry), urban waste water plants and water from agriculture and aquaculture.
Ny studie: Flere av verdens elver inneholder alarmerende mengder antibiotika
I noen av elvene er nivået av antibiotika opptil 300 ganger høyere enn det som kategoriseres som trygt, viser den største studien gjort noensinne.
Legemiddelfabrikker som slipper kjemikalier og antibiotika rett ut i naturen. Store miljøødeleggelser og helseproblemer for lokalbefolkningen. Og et arnested for utvikling av nye multiresistente bakterier.
Over the past 20 years, concentrations of pharmaceuticals have increased in freshwater sources all over the world, as research by environmental experts has revealed. Levels of the antibiotic ciprofloxacin have reached the point of potentially causing damaging ecological effects.