Biochar water filters

This research project is ongoing. The aim is to compare biochar filters to a conventional technology for smallscale, onsite wastewater treatment.

Research highlights

  • A comparative, parameterized LCA study will be conducted.
  • The filters under consideration are: a biochar bed filter, a multi-module biochar filter and a sand filter as the comparative conventional technology.
  • The filters will be set in both normal and sensitive areas, in accordance with Swedish recommendations.
  • The impact categories that will be investigated are climate impact, eutrophication, acidification and material resource depletion.

Research is still ongoing

Results will be revealed when the project has been completed. Contact: