Participatory design of biochar filters for small scale wastewater treatment

Last changed: 10 December 2019

FORMAS has granted 3 mkr to implement multi-actor engagement and particpatory design approach to understand how socio-technical factors affect the development of biochar-based systems as an alternative for onsite wastewater treatment in Sweden. Based on the participatory design criteria, laboratory and demonstration biochar-based treatment systems will be implemented.

The technical performance and maintenance and operation requirements will be evaluated with the relevant stakeholders. Sustainability of biochar solution will be assessed in a multi-criteria sustainability assessment, including social, economic and environmental impacts. The project is lead by Sahar Dalahmeh from the environmental technology group.