WEDC (Water, Engineering and Development Centre)

United Kingdom • Loughborough

 

The Water, Engineering and Development Centre is one of the world’s leading education and research institutes for developing knowledge and capacity in water and sanitation for sustainable development and emergency relief.

We focus on solutions for people in low- and middle-income countries, helping to provide evidence-based answers to important questions – not only about what needs to be done to improve basic infrastructure and essential services – but also how to go about it.

Founded in 1971, WEDC is based in the School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University, one of the top award-winning UK universities.

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The Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), based at Loughborough University, focuses its research on solutions for people in low- and middle-income countries in the fields of water, sanitation, vulnerability, emergency and conflict

WEDC focuses its research on solutions for people in low- and middle-income countries, helping to provide evidence-based answers to important questions – not only about what needs to be done to improve basic infrastructure and essential services – but also how to go about it. Knowledge is central to progress. It's not just the generation of …

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2011 - 2016

Reinvent the toilet: Using hydrothermal carbonization – or simply pressure cooking – to manage faecal sludge

The energetically self-sufficient toilet uses an autothermic, hydrothermal carbonising process to produce material that is safe to handle and could be used for soil conditioner.

Loughborough University is developing a toilet that transforms faeces into a highly energetic combustible material. The schools/departments contributing to the project include: Water, Engineering & Development Centre, (WEDC), Chemical Engineering, Design, Materials, Civil and Building Engineering, Chemistry, Mechanical and Manufacturing, and …

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WEDC (Water, Engineering and Development Centre)
Epinal Way

LE11 3TU Loughborough
United Kingdom


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