Current case ”Deionized water for laundry?”

Unwashed Satire

A ”business opportunity” based on ultrapure water can be found here.

Original study reports from SWEREA / RISE

  • ”Stain Removal & Basic Degree of Whiteness” // SWEREA 2014-07-10 – pdf
  • ”Bacterial reduction” // RISE 2019-05-14 – pdf

Archive of documents relating to the current case

Letter from scientists at Lund University to Energimyndigheten objecting grant to SWATAB – Nov 2018 – pdf

e-mail respons to a customer from Per Hansson at SWATAB on above letter – Jan 2019 – pdf

attachement 1 of 4 of above e-mail (letter from scientists) – pdf

attachement 2 of 4 of above e-mail (detailed reply on letter from scientists) – pdf

attachement 3 of 4 of above e-mail (explanation of SWATAB’s tests) – pdf

attachement 4 of 4 of above e-mail (full testreport from SWEREA IVF 2014) – pdf

Official reply from RISE on questions/statements (underlined) related to above testreport – pdf

JO-anmälan Energimyndigheten – Feb 2019 – pdf

All documents on SWATAB from Energimyndigheten – Jan 2019 – pdf

All documents on SWATAB from LKF – Oct 2019 – pdf (selected therefrom: SWATAB’s, via Anders Rafstedt, statement regarding prof. Ulf Ellervik – pdf)

Media and press releases

Critical reports

  • ”Kejsarens smutsiga byk” // Fri Tanke – prof. Ulf Ellervik – link pdf
  • ”Kemikaliefri tvätt i kallvatten ifrågasätts av forskare” // BPHR, Jan. 2019 – link pdf
  • ”Hyllad tvätteknik döms ut som bluff” // ETC, Jan 2019 – pdf
  • ”Efter granskningen: Vill ha tvätteffekten bevisad – Tvätteknik med avjoniserat vatten under omprövning” – ETC, Apr 2019 – pdf
  • ”Upp till bevis om aktivt vatten” // Rent, Apr. 2019 – link pdf
  • ”Lundaforskare sågar AF Bostäders tvättmaskiner” // Lundagård, Mar 2019 – link pdf

Mainly positive reports

  • ”Sandberg Development investerar i vattenteknikbolaget SWATAB” – 2019 – link
  • ”AF Bostäder i framkant med miljövänliga tvättmaskiner” // Lundagård, Oct. 2018 – link pdf
  • ”Hyllad ”tvättmedelsdödare” växlar upp och flyttar till Malmö” // Sydsvenskan, July 2018 – link
  • ”Scandinavian Water Technology AB, SWATAB, is a Swedish company with a focus on a sustainable society” // WIN Water – link
  • ”Tvättmaskinen gör rent utan tvättmedel eller varmvatten” // Di, Nov 2018 – link
  • ”Tvättmaskinen – utan tvättmedel eller varmvatten” // SvD, Dec 2018 – link
  • ”Tvätta utan tvättmedel” // Råd&Rön, Feb 2018 – link

Selected Reports Q3 2019

  • ”Tvättmaskiner utan tvättmedel testas i Tensta” // Aktuell Hållbarhet, Aug. 2019 – link pdf
  • ”Forskare: Swatabs tvättmetod är en bluff” // Aktuell Hållbarhet, Sep. 2019 – link pdf
  • ”LKF testar nytt tvättsystem som fått kritik” // Sydsvenskan, Aug 2019 – link pdf
  • ”Rinkebybor tvättar kallt i ny miljötvättstuga” // MyNewsDesk HSB-Stockholm, Sep. 2019 – link

Awards from various organisations to SWATAB (with selected citations from e.g. the respective jury)

  • Malmö Cleantech City Award – 2016 – link pdf (”SWATAB has a truly unique solution and it is the choice of the Malmö Cleantech City Award jury because this is something they would like to see installed in their laundry rooms.” )
  • WWF Climate Solver – 2017 – link pdf ( “To wash without detergents, at lower temperatures, with shorter drying times through their revolutionary product DIRO-TM21, named for the process involved, “De-Ionized Reverse Osmosis.”” )
  • WIN Water Award – 2018 – pdf ( “For showing the disruptive potential of clean water for business and the environment” )
  • Rapidus ”Friskt Vågat” – 2019 – link jpg (“Paret började utveckla tekniken i sin målerifirma i Everöd. I dag har Swatab kontor i Malmö, Sandberg Development som delägare och kunder som MKB och Grand Hotel i Lund.”)

Scientific Papers and Reports

  • ”The dispersion of natural oils in de-gassed water” // Francis et al 2006
  • ”The effect of de-gassing on the dispersion of fine oil droplets in water” // Francis et al 2006
  • ”Industrial Cleaning with ultra-clean water according to the Qlean-method – a case study of printed circuit boards” // Svensson et al
    **** selected citation from above paper ***********
    ”The function of ultra-clean water has not been studied within the SOFIQ project. However, a literature study has been conducted by Professor Bo Svensson from the Department of Water and Environmental Studies at Linköping University. He found that the reason that dirt and grease do not dissolve in ordinary water is due to the gases found in ordinary water, which prevent the water molecules from binding with the hydrocarbons in the dirt. The process of creating ultra-clean water primarily entails the removal of gases, resulting in a capacity for the ultra-clean water to loosen dirt and grease. These conclusions are based on the research results from a research group in Canberra, Australia who have studied this phenomenon since the beginning of this century. The chemical explanations to why the ultra-clean water dissolves dirt and oil can be found in the research from this group in Francis & Pashely [5] and Francis et al [6].”
    ******** end citation *********
  • ”The infection risks associated with clothing and household linens in home and everyday life settings, and the role of laundry” // Apr. 2011: A review prepared by the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH), Bloomfield et al
    **** selected citation from above paper ***********
    ” From the data presented in this report, it is concluded that, although laundry processes should be able to deliver clean fabrics with minimum, use of water, power and chemicals, it is equally important to ensure that laundered clothing does not represent an infection risk.

    It is also important for regulatory authorities to recognise that the hygienic cleaning (i.e. biocidal/germ removal action) of laundering is achieved by a combination of heat, rinsing, detergent and chemical oxidative action.

    ******** end citation *********

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TODO: Expand below bullets to something that looks a little more like ”legal text”

  • If the target of the campaign is not reached, a donor will get the money back upon request within one week from public notice that ”the campaign didn’t make it to the target” (if not – the money will be used as a basis for the next campaign or expences in connection thereto).
  • I, David Wensbo Posaric, hereby promis that I will only use the donated money for the purpose of enabling experiments as described on herein. The donated money may be used for direct costs associated with the experiment or for indirect costs (travelling, materials etc) needed to enable the experiment.
  • If the target is overshot, the extra money will be a buffer for subsequent campaigns.