Wastewater is a poorly utilised resource. Our team at RISE aims at making better use of the resources present in waste streams such as process water, by using various bioprocesses not just to purify the water but also to produce valuable products. Services at present include sulfate reduction, COD-reduction, selective metal precipitation as well as the production of biogas, biohydrogen gas, animal feed, and platform chemicals. Our knowledge in bioprocesses can also be used for other applications.
The ongoing circular transition in the society requires efficient use of resources and safe waste handling. Process water can for example contain metals, sulfate and/or organic compounds. High amounts of sulfate in the process water may form sulfide causing bad smell and corrosion. High amounts of organic compounds/COD require energy intensive water purification and forms a problematic bio sludge. Heavy metals are hazardous for the environment and accumulate in the ecosystem if they are released. Bioprocesses using naturally available microorganisms enable the solution of many waste problems along with efficient utilisation of resources.
RISE have demonstrated experience of using bioprocesses for different applications and hence offer technological as well as business solutions in the areas mentioned below:
We are used to interact with customers and to design relevant processes from specific needs. The broad range of expert areas available at RISE also enable efficient and innovative cross-disciplinary projects.
Multibio - Miljötjänster från ett multifunktionellt bioraffinaderi
Biomimic - Innovative biotechnological methods for effective mining of secondary material
SO4Biored - Demonstration of biological sulfate reduction in cold climate