Consulting Arne Backlund


Backlund Ecology is consulting as an adviser regarding 

  • Alternatives to Conventional Wastewater Treatment 
  •  Alternatives aiming at Closing The Loop in Sanitation regarding Water & Nutrients using among others Diverting Toilet Systems & Waterless Urinals and Zero Discharge Willow Evapotranspiration Systems.
  •  Multifunctional Short Rotation Willow Plantations Irrigated with Pre Treated Wastewater and Sludge - Combining Biomass Energy Production and Phytoremediation of Cadmium in Soils improving Soil and Products Quality in Agriculture

Backlund Ecology has  knowledge regarding Sustainable Sanitary Solutions and has participated in many projects giving advice to Environmental Protection Agencies, Counties, Municipalities, Organizations, Consultants and Individuals. We among others assist:

  • Consultants and Engineering Companies with Special Knowledge in Projects
  • Authorities Developing Competences regarding Sustainable Sanitary Solutions for Rural Areas, Eco Villages, Summer Cottages, Allotment Gardens and other Off Grid Living
  • Aid Organizations by supplying Special Knowledge and Experience to the Planning and Implementation of Sanitary Projects in Developing Countries
  • Schools and Universities by assisting in Planning of and lecturing in Metabolic Rift & Metabolic Shift related to Food, Water & Nutrients Streams related to Sanitation
  • Sanitation Customers Selecting System, Technology and Components  
  • Producers in Developing & Marketing Sustainable Systems


Backlund Ecology has among others worked with:  


2016 -2021 France, Paris and suburbs

Consulting assisting architects and engineers regarding urban metabolism PeeCycling using diverting ultra low flush EcoFlush toilets in projects in Paris and suburbs starting with a reference visit in 2016 to among others apartments in municipality Albertslund, the ecovillage Munksøgård and the Danish Agriculture and Food Counsel to look at and to hear about peecycling. Afterwards running consultancy hopefully resulting in implementing EcoFlush toilets in PeeCycling sanitary concepts.


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Project in Paris 14e with 137 apartments collecting diverted human urine from Ultra Low Flush Diverting Toilets to be used as fertilizer for farming 


One more very interesting urban ecology sustainable project closing the nutrients loop in sanitation. We at BACKLUND ECOLOGY would love to participate and to contribute with our expert knowledge from 30 years of projects and with our ultra low flush diverting toilets used in our many projets in and outside Copenhagen. We are so happy to welcome the great plans for Paris.


EcoVillage Munksoegaard - Collecting human urine from 100 EcoFlush toilets


Study trip to Denmark and Sweden hopefully generating French, Swedish & Danish cooperation re. source separating systems diverting human urine


Taking a study group from France and Sweden on a trip to Denmark visiting and discussing urine separating systems



2017 - 2020 Germany, Nordrein-Westfalen 

Consulting assisting architects regarding urban metabolism PeeCycling using diverting ultra low flush EcoFlush toilets in Nordrein-Westfalen starting with a visit to apartments in Hyldespjaeldet and the advisor center Agenda Center Albertslund in Municipality Albertslund, Greater Copenhagen Denmark. The aim was to investigate options and to plan for Peecycling and implementing EcoFlush toilets in eco buildings with apartments, common areas and in a restaurant.


Apartments in Hyldespjaeldet - Albertslund Denmark




2017 - 2020 Sweden, Stedsan in the Woods, Bohult Hyltebruk

It started having the pleasure of advising about sanitation and toilets and delivering for testing first a Separett Villa 9000 and the ultra low flush EcoFlush toilet to iconic Flemming when he was running his restaurant Stedsans on the rooftop farm ØsterGro in Copenhagen Denmark. Following his dreams Flemming and Mette found the most wonderful place out in the swedish woulds at a lake. 

Sara and I have so much enjoyed our continuing discussions about local metabolism and implementing diverting waterless toilets in wooden huts for guests in the great wooden cabins enjoying wonderful meals in the restaurant.

Flemming finally decided to implement 18 Separett diverting waterless units as a part of the recycling system.


Stedsans in the Woods, Sweden


ØSTERGRO RoofTop Farm in Copenhagen with an Ultra Water Saving EcoFlush Toilet from Backlund Ecology


2020 - 2021 Saga Space Architects LUNARK MOON HABITAT project Denmark, Greenland

Advicing Sebastian and Karl-Johan from Saga Space Architects about sanitation and their toilet solution in the LUNARK moon habitat has been such a pleasure. Visiting them building the moon habitat in Copenhagen to test and compare Separett Villa and Separett Weekend was so interesting. We are looking so much forward continuing our cooperation updating the toilet solution with our coming Separett Tiny preparing for the exhibition of the LUNARK moon habitat in 2021 and 2022.


LUNARK Building and testing a Moon Habitat in Qaanaaq North Greenland 


Saga Space Architects LUNARK MOON HABITAT project Denmark, Greenland



1995 - 2021 EcoVillage movement, primarily Europe

We have made projects cooperating with  and advising EcoVillages in Denmark and Germany but also elsewhere in Europe and now and then outside.


Ecovillage Permatopia in Denmark - a Light Tower in Community Sustainable Living a Metabolic Shift Linking Ecological Sanitation & Permaculture


Water saving technologies to reduce water consumption and wastewater production in households


EcoVillage Munksoegaard - Collecting human urine from 100 EcoFlush toilets from Backlund Ecology


Visiting Wonderful Eco-Village, Eco-Guesthouse & Center for Creative Ecology for Permaculture Training Kibbutz Lotan & Arava Institute



2016 -2021 Tiny House movement, primarily Denmark

Working with and giving advice to individuals and cooperating individuals in the informal Tiny House movement is such a pleasure so much creativity and innovation here.


Tiny House "The tiny potential"


Happy Customers living in a Tiny House in Denmark


We at BACKLUND ECOLOGY enjoy so much assisting and advising our customers on Sustainable Site Specific Sanitary Solutions among others to pick the right type of toilet. 


Happy Customers living in a Tiny House in Denmark

Video - team Tiny House



Cuba November 2017

Promoting PeeCycling visiting Cuba as a part of a 54 person delegation from US, Haiti, Canada and Arne Backlund from Denmark/Sweden together with about 200 representatives from organizations in Latinamerika, Africa and Asia in "6th International Conference on Agroecology, Sustainable Agriculture and Cooperativism, hosted by Cuba’s National Small Farmers Association (ANAP) and La Via Campesina"

 Arne Backlund is contributing with knowledge about and experience from diverting no mix toilets and waterless urinals connecting agroecology with ecological sanitation among others through PeeCycling.


Uganda October 2017

Pro Bono Consulting Promoting PeeCycling in new and existing projects carried out by Seniors Without Borders Denmark in Eastern Uganda and showing small subsistence farmers and schools how to fertilize with human urine


Backlund Niras Nordes Arrangement September 2014

Ecological Sanitation - Natural Resources Management for Sustainable Development with 20 participants from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Myanmar and Uganda. Arne Backlund is advising and showing Organic Allotment Garden "Slottet" (The Castle) in Denmark.

NRM 2014 - Rethinking Sanitation - From a Metabolic Rift Towards a Metabolic Shift

Ecological Sanitation & Permaculture in Allotment & School Gardens


"On-Site Wastewater Treatment Research"

"Assessment of disposal options for treated wastewater from single houses on low permeability subsoils".

Research project "Science, Technology, Research & Innovation for the Environment" (STRIVE) 2011 - 2015. 

Arne Backlund is an External Expert Member of the Project Team in cooperation with 3 Irish Universities and contributes with Expert Knowledge about Willow Evapotranspiration Systems and Sustainable Sanitation / Ecological Sanitation. 

Laurence Gill et al 2015: Assessment of disposal options for treated waste water from single houses in low permeable soils. EPA Ireland Research Report No. 161 


Dr Donata Dubber and Dr Laurence Gill 2013: Water saving technologies to reduce water consumption and wastewater production in Irish households. EPA Ireland STRIVE Research Series Report No. 108


Advisor to Municipality Naestved Denmark from 2008 - 2015

Regarding work with concepts and dimensioning in On-Site Zero Discharge Willow Wastewater Evapotranspiration Systems applications


Advisor to Municipality Vordingborg Denmark from 2014 - 2015

Regarding work with concepts and dimensioning in On-Site Zero Discharge Willow Wastewater Evapotranspiration Systems applications


Appendix to Wastewater Plan Number 2/September 2011

Klinteby and Karrebækstorp. Næstved Municipality. Assessment regarding Willow Evapotranspiration Systems regarding technology and economy. Project and consultancy work (2010-2011) for Niras A/S and Næstved Municipality.



Willow Evapotranspiration Systems compared to Traditional Wastewater Sewage Systems 2009-2010

For rural houses as foreseen in the approved Appendix to current wastewater plans in Næstved municipality from 2009. Project and consultancy work (2009-2010) for Nielsen & Risager and NK-Forsyning A/S.


Dewatering of Bio-Sludge in GeoTubes Planted with Willow 2010

Expert Knowledge and delivering Optimized Willow (2010) in a project Dewatering Biological Wastewater Sludge in Geo Tubes planted with Willow at the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant in Municipality Næstved, Denmark.


Advisor in a project regarding sustainable sanitation in Greenland 2006.

Lecture, teaching, exhibition, installing and testing a diverting waterless Separett Villa 9010 toilet with reporting at Sisimiut Greenland in 2006.

Foredrag (2006) Refleksion - Innovation - Toiletforhold i Arktis - Innovationscentret Sisimiut Grønland (Lecture in Danish)


Backlund, A. 2007: Nye kildesorterende toiletløsninger uden vandskyl til arktiske forhold i Grønland - tidsler i paradis. Mikroben nr. 37 - februar 2007. Udgivet for Spildevandsforeningen Frederiksborg Amt. (Article in Danish)


Alternative løsninger til spildevandsrensning i Grønland Kildesorterende toiletsystemer uden vandskyl.    Rapport (2006) af Ragnhildur Gunnarsdóttir - Arktisk Teknologi - DTU BYG - Danmarks Tekniske Universitetet. (Report in Danish)

  

Willow Evapotranspiration Systems and Sustainable Sanitary Solutions.

Arne Backlund Advices (2009-2010) Næstved Municipality regarding Alternatives to Central Wastewater Solutions Based on Sewers.  


ORIO - Organic Residuals - Closing the Loop of Resources.

Arne Backlund assists COWI Norway (Interconsult) with Expert Knowledge (2005) to the reports:

  • Types of Systems Tested in the Kolon-Project (In Norwegian)
  • Composting of Sludge and Weet Organic Waste (In Norwegian)
  • Odour Problems Related to Wastewater Treatment - Composting and Landfill (In Norwegian) 

Tore Østeraas, COWI 2005: Kolon-prosjektet - Anleggstyper testet i Kolon-prosjektet. (In Norwegian) 

Cecilie Lind, COWI 2005: Kolon-prosjektet - Kompostering av slam og våtorganisk avfall. (In Norwegian)


Helsingborg INTERREG - Handbook about Urine Diversion

Arne Backlund contributes with expert knowledge about Sustainable Sanitary Solutions (2004-2005) to Swedish Consultants as a part of an INTERREG IIIA-Project in “Reduction of Nutrient Transport by Sustainable Pollution Control" (in Danish and Swedish).

EBBA AF PETERSENS, WRS UPPSALA AB, ELISABETH KVARNSTRÖM, MATS JOHANSSON, VERNA EKOLOGI AB 2005: HELSINGBORG INTERREG – HANDBOK OM URINSORTERING. WRS Upsala 2006 (In Swedish)


Consultant to county Storstroem in Denmark from 1998 - 2003 in the project “The National Danish Environmental Protection Agency - Project M226-0024 Vacuum Toilets and Treatment of Collected Material in Biogas Plants or by Wet Composting”.

Holtze, A., Backlund, A. 2003: Vacuum Toilets and Treatment of the Collected Material at Biogas Works or by Wet Composting. The National Danish Agency of Environmental Protection. Denmark. Sustainable Urban Renewal and Wastewater Treatment no. 36, 2003. On line publication. Report in Danish with an English summary.


Experiences from five Danish projects with ecological sanitation using diverting systems - Gust lecturing at St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Rusia 2002


Consultant to county Storstroem in Denmark from 1998 - 2003 in the project “The National Danish Environmental Protection Agency - Project M226-0028 Composting and Maturing of Human Feces and Toilet Paper Contained in Drained Blackwater.”   Holtze, A., Backlund, A. 2003: Composting and Maturing of Human Residual Products contained in Drained "Black" Wastewater". The National Danish Environmental Protection Agency. Denmark. Sustainable Urban Renewal and Wastewater Treatment no. 39, 2003. On line publication. Report in Danish with an English summary.   


Experiences from five Danish projects with ecological sanitation using diverting systems - Gust lecturing at St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Rusia 2002


Consultant to county Storstroem in Denmark from 1998 - 2003 in the project “The National Danish Environmental Protection Agency - Project M226-0029 Collection, Storage and Fertilizing with Human Urine from the Homestead Moen Museum.

Holtze, A., Backlund, A. 2002: Collection, Storage and Application of Urine from the Møn Museumsgård. The National Danish Environmental Protection Agency. Denmark. Sustainable Urban Renewal and Wastewater Treatment no. 23, 2002. Online publication. Report in Danish with an English summary.  


Experiences from five Danish projects with ecological sanitation using diverting systems - Gust lecturing at St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Rusia 2002


Consultant to county Storstroem in Denmark from 1998 - 2002 in the project  “The National Danish Environmental Protection Agency - Project M226-0025 Experience and Examinations from First Known Zero Discharge Willow Wastewater Evapotranspiration Systemarfaringer Established in Tappernoeje, Denmark.

Holtze, A., Backlund, A. 2001: Experience and Investigations from a Willow Evapotranspiration Bed Without Outlet in Tappernøje, Denmark. The National Danish Environmental Protection Agency. Denmark. Sustainable Urban Renewal and Wastewater Treatment no. 17, 2001. Online publication. Report in Danish with an English summary.    


Consultant to The National Danish Allotment Allotment Garden Association from 1998 - 2003 in the project “The National Danish Environmental Protection Agency - Project  M226-0057 Ecological Handling of Human Urine, Human Feces and Greywater in Allotment Gardens using Dry Diverting Toilets and Zero Discharge Willow Wastewater Evapotranspiration Systems.

Backlund, A., Eilersen, A. M., Larsen, I., Hagelskjær, M., Jensen, I.  2003:  Ecological Handling of Urine and Feces in Allotment Gardens using Waterless Diverting Toilets. The Danish Environmental Protection Agency. Sustainable Urban Renewal and Wastewater Treatment no. 34/2003. Report in Danish with an English summary


Bregnhøj, H., Eilersen A.M., von Krauss, M.K., Backlund, A. 2003: Experiences with Ecosan in Danish Allotment Gardens and in Development Projects. Proceedings to 2nd International Symposium on ecological sanitation "ecosan - closing the loop", April 7 to 11, 2003 Lübeck, Baltic Sea, Germany. page 29 - 36.


Slide presentation Experiences with Ecosan in Danish Allotment Gardens and Development Projects 


Larsen, I., Backlund, A. 2003: Denmark - Ecological Sanitation - Sustainable Sanitation in Allotment Gardens in Denmark, part 1. Article in "The Hyphen" 31/2003 p. 21-23

 

Larsen, I., Backlund, A. 2003: Denmark - Ecological Sanitation - Sustainable Sanitation in Allotment Gardens in Denmark, part 2. Article in "The Hyphen" 32/2003. p. 18-20


Experiences from five Danish projects with ecological sanitation using diverting systems - Gust lecturing at St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Rusia 2002


Consultant to Stadtwerke Hannover Germany in the project “Installing, testing and demonstrating ecological sanitation solutions together with Stadtwerke Hannover in Hannover Germany from 1997 - 2005” 

Info Öko-Technik-Park Hannover


Oeko-Technik-Park Hannover - Diverting Water Saving Flush & Vacuum Toilets, Waterless Urinals and a Zero-Discharge Evapotranspiration Willow System

EXPO 2000 Hannover


Consultant to Stadtwerke Hannover Germany in the project “Establishing and testing an On-Site Zero Discharge Willow Wastewater Evapotranspiration System together with Stadtwerke Hannover in Hannover Germany from 2001 - 2005” 

Bau und Erprobung eines mit Weiden bewachsenen Beetes zur Nährstoffnutzung und Verdunstung von vorgereinigten Abwässern aus einem Backhaus auf dem Stadtteilbauernhof Hannover-Sahlkamp im Öko-Technik-Park Hannover"    


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