Opendata, web and dolomites


A cost-effective and energy-efficient water treatment technology to remove pharmaceutical pollutants from urban wastewater

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






 DePharm project word cloud

Explore the words cloud of the DePharm project. It provides you a very rough idea of what is the project "DePharm" about.

stadsverk    first    bisphenol    public    natural    posing    counter    requirement    environment    pharem    modern    swedish    modified    pharmaceutical    temperature    disrupters    synthetic    threats    filtration    energy    ouml    treatment    10x    enzyme    30m    chemicals    solutions    combining    drinking    contamination    endocrine    hormones    found    solution    demonstration    urban    innovative    filter    times    serious    turnover    hormone    removal    biological    stockholm    biotech    external    supply    widespread    stability    pharmaceuticals    plants    alternative    purification    biotechnological    remove    pollutants    added    facility    wastewater    wwtps    waste    demonstrated    active    2020    techniques    enzymes    drugs    responsible    pfos    veterinary    physical    health    prescription    water    provides    levels    sewage    lower    run    environmental    antibiotics    sj    onto    medicines    200    resistant    sweden    compounds    native    market    therapeutic    designed    ph    additional    price    equip    hammarby    disruptors    brings    industrial    organic    successfully    removed   

Project "DePharm" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: LEVERTINSGATAN 30-1202
postcode: 754 30
website: n.a.

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country Sweden [SE]
 Project website
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.5. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Climate action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials)
2. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-12-01   to  2017-04-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    PHAREM BIOTECH AB SE (UPPSALA) coordinator 50˙000.00


 Project objective

Widespread contamination from pharmaceuticals (synthetic or natural chemicals found in prescription medicines, over-the-counter therapeutic drugs & veterinary drugs) are finding their way into the drinking water supply, posing serious threats to public health. Pharmaceutical compounds such as hormones and endocrine disrupters are already responsible of major health problems, but modern wastewater treatment systems are not designed for effective removal of pharmaceuticals. Pharem Biotech brings to market the first enzyme-carrying filtration system able to remove a large range of organic pollutants (pharmaceuticals and other biological active compounds such as Bisphenol A, PFOS, antibiotics, hormone disruptors, etc.) in wastewater treatment plants, without additional energy requirement. By combining the enzymes with biotechnological techniques and a process for applying the enzymes onto a physical filter, the solution provides a wastewater treatment process step that can be added onto the existing water treatment processes at sewage treatment plants and work without external energy. The solution is based on modified enzymes which are 200 times more effective than native enzymes, resistant to low temperature, resistant to low pH and with high levels of stability and activity. The solution was successfully demonstrated in an industrial environment (Hammarby Sjöstadsverk in Stockholm, Sweden, a test and demonstration facility for innovative waste water purification run by the Swedish Environmental Institute) where it effectively removed the pharmaceutical and other organic pollutants from urban wastewater at a price that is 10X lower than alternative solutions. Pharem aims to equip 50 WWTPs by 2020, for a turnover of €30M.

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "DEPHARM" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "DEPHARM" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.3.5.;H2020-EU.2.3.1.)


A Novel Technology to Reduce Industrial Dust Pollution and to Enable Most Efficient Energy Recovery

Read More  

CleanCoat (2017)

Development of eco-friendly architectural coil coatings for clean buildings and pollution-free air

Read More  

PAIR (2015)

Plasma active pollution control system

Read More