IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute is an independent, non-profit research institute, established in 1966 and owned by a foundation jointly established by the Swedish Government and Swedish industry. Number of employees now exceeds 200.
IVL works with applied research and contract assignments in the entire environmental field. The activities include climate issues, environmental technology, indoor environment, waste management, working environment, environmental measurements and environmental quality evaluation. It also performs studies of environmental effects in air, water and soil and has its own accredited laboratories for analysis.
IVL is co-owner of the R&D facility Hammarby Sjöstadsverk, which is to be used as the demonstration site in Sweden within R3Water. It is a platform for development and exchange of knowledge and technologies within water treatment technology. The facility contributes to a profiling and increase of know-how related to water/environmental technology and thus enhances professional development.