UKZN (University of KwaZulu-Natal)


The University of KwaZulu-Natal was formed on 1 January 2004 as a result of the merger between the University of Durban-Westville and the University of Natal. The new university brings together the rich histories of both the former Universities.

VISION:
To be the premier university of African scholarship.

MISSION:
A truly South African university that is academically excellent, innovative in research, critically engaged with society and demographically representative, redressing the disadvantages, inequities and imbalances of the past.

Projects


Standard Methods for the Analysis of Faecal Sludge
To produce a publication that will provide researchers and practitioners worldwide with consistent and comparable faecal sludge field and laboratory methods

Duration: 2016 - 2018

The importance of understanding the characteristics of faecal sludge is emphasised as an emerging issue of Faecal Sludge Management. The lack of standardisation complicates the transfer of knowledge and data between different regions and institutions as the results may not be comparable. The […]

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Characterization of faecal material behaviour during drying
To support the research of drying characteristics and data of faecal matter, and dissemination of findings to sanitation practitioners working in developing countries

Duration: 2016 - 2018

This project aims at filling in the lack of data on the thermal processing of faecal matter, which is one of the identified gaps by sanitation practitioners. This will be done by combing the overlapping expertise of three research groups.

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Equipment and health and safety modifications required for developing the capacity to support grantees field-testing in Durban, SA
To augment the services provided to transformative technology grantees and sanitation practitioners wishing to demonstrate their technologies in Eastern Africa.

Duration: 2014 - 2017

The grant was awarded to the Pollution Research Group (PRG) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in order to increase the capacity of the PRG to provide support to sanitation practitioners working in the faecal sludge management field. This included covering the cost of upgrading the laboratory to […]

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UKZN - School of Engineering Research Projects
The University’s Pollution Research Group has expanded its activities into municipal water and wastewater management. Engineers, biologists, political scientists and community medical professionals form the multi-disciplinary team.

As a result of a Memorandum of Agreement signed between the eThekwini Municipality’s Water and Sanitation Unit and UKZN, the University’s Pollution Research Group (PRG) has expanded its activities into municipal water and wastewater management. These activities form the focus of a […]

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Contact


  Chris Buckley


 www.ukzn.ac.za/


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