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.
To be the premier university of African scholarship.
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.
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 […]
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.
Omni-ingestor workshop - dealing with trash
To support the development of potential solutions that will make it possible for Omni Ingestor (OI), a road side unit plus extraction solution, to more effectively process trash
Project year: 2016 - 2016
Workshop for Omni Ingestor (OI) pumping systems trash handling
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 […]
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 […]
Data acquisition and field support for sanitation projects
Phase 1 is about designing, prototyping, and evaluating a toilet system that can safely dispose of pollutants and recover valuable materials. The objective of phase 2 is to characterise physical and chemical properties of different excreta streams.
Duration: 2011 - 2015
This was an RTTC grant.