Left to right: Apateq CTO Ulrich Bäuerle, shows the technology to HRH Viktoria, Crown Princess of Sweden and HRH Prince Félix of Luxembourg, at the inauguration of the plant.
Left to right: Apateq CTO Ulrich Bäuerle, shows the technology to HRH Viktoria, Crown Princess of Sweden and HRH Prince Félix of Luxembourg, at the inauguration of the plant.

Technology from Luxembourg-based water specialist company, Apateq is being used in the first direct water reuse system in Europe to supplement the local need for drinking water on the Swedish island of Öland.

The water treatment plant in the municipality of Mörbylånga in Öland will treat different streams of water including pre-treated industrial process water. It will address the increasing lack of drinking water, especially during the summer months, and ensure a constant fresh water supply during tourism peaks and high water demand from local industry.

The plant treats brackish well water and pre-treated industrial process water. This multi-functionality is due to a combination of Apateq technologies, including dedicated software, which enables the plant to self-adapt to different water qualities.

The system is designed to handle a flow capacity from 500-4,000 m3 per day, depending on the seasonal demand. In addition, Swedish water specialist companies will disinfect and remineralise its effluent to drinking water levels, to meet Swedish and international regulations.