Water Research Group at division of Industrial Electrical Engineering and Automation (IEA), Department of Biomedical Engineering
IEA has a broad experience and excellent track record related to modelling, monitoring and control of urban water systems. The focus of the current research is around modelling and benchmarking of urban water systems also including the sewer system and the recipient waters. Issues regarding greenhouse gas production, fate of micropollutants and energy consumption/production are essential. Expertise and experience of most areas related to modeling, simulation and control of urban water systems, such as monitoring, systems analysis, life–cycle analysis, simulation, control strategy development and benchmarking exist within the group. Specifically within the field of benchmarking of control strategies for wastewater treatment plants, IEA is currently leading an IWA (International Water Association) Task Group (www.benchmarkwwtp.org). They are a partner in several regional, national and international research projects, financed by the government as well as from foundations, industries and the European Union (e.g. www.sanitas-itn.eu). IEA has recently formed a national research cluster (VA-kluster Mälardalen, www.va-malardalen.se) together with four other Swedish universities (Uppsala, Mälardalen, SLU, KTH), two research institutes (IVL, JTI) and about ten water and wastewater organizations, and are currently leading a large national project related to wastewater modelling, control and optimization with special focus on energy related issues. The group leader, associate professor Ulf Jeppsson, is also the national coordinator for the EU COST Action Water 2020 (www.water2020.eu), an IWA Fellow and associate editor for the international research journal Water Research. The group also includes one postdoc and three PhD students.