LIFE-TREASURE - Treatment and re-use of urban stormwater runoff by innovative technologies for removal of pollutants
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Efficient technologies for wastewater treatment are well-established for removing pollutant loads from households and industries. What remains is reducing the pollutant loads to surface waters originating from urban atmospheric fallout, traffic and urban constructions and installations. In European urban areas, typically 40-60% of phosphorus as the major eutrophying element and of toxic substances (heavy metals and organic micropollutants) originate today from these sources. Methods applied in this project will reduce the total amount of these and other pollutants in rainwater running off from urban areas and roads with 80-95%, thereby being a novel, efficient technology that fulfils requirements from national authorities according to the EC Water Framework Directive.
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