To achieve sustainability, the wastewater sector is currently transitioning from treatment and discharge to recovery of resources that can be found in wastewater.
At RISE, we apply a system-wide sustainability analysis including society, organization, technology in order to assess sustainability of wastewater systems. The system analysis includes a wide set of criteria: i.e. societal, health, technology, environmental and economy, using models and the latest research. The systems assessed by RISE to date include, among others, novel wastewater solutions and technologies to save and recover resources, such as water, energy and nutrients, e.g. source separating wastewater systems or nutrient recovery processes at WWTPs.