Based on multi-disciplinary terms of scientists, engineering and business developers, we provide new and improved insight into water related challenges. SINTEF support both industries and municipalities with need for management, solutions, innovations and documentation. Our projects cover all aspects of the water chain, from water sourcing to final treatment for reuse and discharges, and potentially extraction of valuables in the reject stream.
The environmental design of hydropower systems involves taking natural environment into account during power generation operations. The requirements of natural environment and the generation of electrical power are compatible provided we use the correct methods in planning, implementation and follow-up.
Fish ladders are constructed to enable fish to swim upstream past migration barriers. Such barriers may be natural or artificial and the aim is to provide the fish with access to areas which are important for their population development. It is important to understand the ecological challenges faced by the fish species in question as well as the technical systems which are relevant at an individual location. In regulated water systems it is also crucial to have knowledge of power station operation and of the challenges fish encounter when migrating downstream again past power station intakes and dams.
SINTEF Energy Research participates in projects in collaboration with a number of international research groups and hydropower industries. Our expertise regarding greenhouse gas processes in hydropower systems range from how the gases arise, via measurement and assessment to complete net accounting and potential methods for preventive measures.
Biological and biotechnological systems are often very complex, containing a large number (hundreds to thousands) of distinct chemical compounds. The use of mass spectrometry (MS) coupled to chromatographic separation (GC, LC, IC, FFF) allows for sensitive and robust quantification (ng/ml and below) of one or several selected compounds. This can be done even when the compound(s) of interest is present at very low concentration and in complex mixtures with closely related molecules. No other analytical technique can provide the same combination of sensitivity, selectivity and specificity for biological systems.
SINTEF has laboratories for testing of all sanitary products. We provide information for consumers, insurance companies, the building industry and the authorities. We work continuously to influence society to choose solutions that are not subject to water damage.
MICROFIBRE: Evaluating the fate, effects and mitigation measures for microplastic fibre pollution in aquatic environments
To understand the environmental behaviour and impacts of microplastic fibres (MPFs) in order to develop a decision support framework that enables garment manufacturers to make environmentally informed choices in their material selection.
LORCENIS – Long Lasting Reinforced Concrete for Energy Infrastructure under Severe Operating Conditions
The main goal of the LORCENIS project is to develop long lasting reinforced concrete for energy infrastructures under extreme operating conditions.
New surface water decontamination filter
Warmer weather and more rain have made surface water an environmental problem.
Norway establishes new climate adaptation centre
The Research Council of Norway has announced the establishment of 17 new centers for research-based innovation (SFI). Klima 2050 is one of these, and Norway finally gets a Centre for climate adaptation of the built environment. The official start-up of the Centre takes place on April the 13th in Trondheim.