Within the context of the SWaTH (Sustainable Water Treatment for HospitalsM
) project, Dr. Makram El Bachawati and Prof. Henri El Zakhem participated in the mobility to Plasmatrix Materials AB and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. The mobility from 6 till 11 of June 2022 aimed to excruciate the contemporary Swedish methods for wastewater treatment. The University of Balamand team was joined by partner faculty members from the University of Granada in Spain, the University of La Rochelle in France, the Lebanese University, and the Lebanese American University.
SWaTH is a capacity-building project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union and coordinated by the University of Balamand. The project merges 11 organizations from France, Sweden, Finland, Spain, and Lebanon. The mobility to Stockholm was a chance to share expertise and a prolific experience for innovative and sustainable learning among peers from different institutions. The team visited various sites in Sweden; the KTH water center, water-related labs at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, and Stockholm Water Technology AB (SWT) company. In addition, the participants explored the world’s largest underground WWTP (Henriskdal) and Sweden’s fifth largest WWTP (Syvab).