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University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada


"Toronto toilet": A unit operations approach for rapid disinfection of human waste based on drying/smoldering of solid and sand filtration/uv disinfection of liquid waste (2011 - 2014)

 Discussion on the forum
 Various documents on results from research grant


Activating the urban on site sanitation market with new technology (2012 - 2016)

 Discussion on the forum
 Various documents on results from research grant


Quantitative BioSciences
Encinitas, California, USA


Algae for the effective and economical treatment of waste (2011 - 2013)


University of Massachusetts
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA


Bioelectricty generation from domestic waste (discussion and documents not yet available) (2011 - 2013)


Frontier Environmental Technology
Rolla, Missouri, USA


Biogas generator powered by self-sustaining mixing mechanism (2011 - 2012)


University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware, USA


Breathable membrane enclosures for fecal sludge stabilization (2011 - 2015)

 Discussion on the forum
 Various documents on results from research grant


RTI (Research Triangle Institute)
Durham, North Carolina, USA


Cocopeat for treating septic tank effluent (2011 - 2012)

 Discussion on the forum
 Various documents on results from research grant


Communal sanitation solutions for urban slums (2011 - 2012)

 Discussion on the forum
 Various documents on results from research grant


Conversion of fecal waste to biofuels by engineered microbes; integration of sewage sludge digestion with advanced biofuel synthesis (2011 - 2012)


re:char
Austin, Texas, USA


Conversion of human excreta to energy and biochar (discussion and documents not yet available) (2011 - 2013)

 SuSanA Flickr Foto Database


Stanford University
Stanford, California, USA


Conversion of human waste into biochar using pyrolysis at a community-scale facility in Kenya (2011 - 2014)

 Sustainable Sanitation Alliance
 Sustainable Sanitation Alliance


University of Calgary
, Calgary, Canada


Converting excreta to valuable products (discussion and documents not yet available) (2011 - 2013)


Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois, USA


Decentralized next generation sanitation for diarrheal pathogens: Windmill-driven ATAD (Autothermal, thermophilic aerobic digester) for increased pathogen removal (2010 - 2012)


Decentralized sanitation system based on vacuum collection and reuse of excreta and kitchen waste (2011 - 2012)

 Discussion on the forum
 Various documents on results from research grant


University of Colorado Denver
Aurora, Colorado, USA


Direct electricity from fecal sludge in bioelectric systems (2011 - 2013)


Disinfection of latrine faecal sludge with ammonia naturally present in excreta (Safe Sludge) (2011 - 2013)


Fundación In Terris
Guayaquil, Ecuador


Earth auger toilet: Innovation in waterless sanitation (2011 - 2014)

 Discussion on the forum
 Various documents on results from research grant


Texas Engineering Experiment Station
College Station, Texas, USA


Economic incentives for improved sanitation (discussion and documents not yet available) (2011 - 2013)


Duke University
Durham, North Carolina, USA


Effective sewage sanitation with low CO2 footprint (2011 - 2013)

 Discussion on the forum
 Various documents on results from research grant


Electrically reducing adhesion of sludge to a tank (discussion and documents not yet available) (2011 - 2013)

 Discussion on the forum
 Various documents on results from research grant


RTI (Research Triangle Institute)
Durham, North Carolina, USA


Electrochemical disinfection with integrated biomass oven for solid waste processing and energy harvesting (2011 - 2014)

 Discussion on the forum
 Various documents on results from research grant


Energy recovery and waste treatment with floating biodigesters (2011 - 2013)


Loowatt Ltd
London, UK


Energy-producing waterless toilet system (2011 - 2014)


San Diego State University Foundation
San Diego, California, USA


Enhanced anaerobic digestion: a sanitation and energy recovery technology (ModAD) (2011 - 2013)


Fecal sludge extraction and disposal system in situ (2011 - 2013)

 Discussion on the forum


Fecal sludge-fed biodiesel plants: the next-generation urban sanitation facility (2011 - 2013)


LIVVON LLC
Alpha, Ohio, USA


High efficiency, sanitary toilet with sewage treatment (discussion and documents not yet available) (2011 - 2012)


Naval Research Laboratory in Washington
Washington, District of Columbia, USA


Hybrid anaerobic digester-microbial fuel cell for energy and nutrient capture (discussion and documents not yet available) (2011 - 2013)


Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas, USA


Hybrid microbial-electrochemical system for waste utilization (2011 - 2012)


Increase of biogas production using low cost nanoparticles (2011 - 2013)

 Discussion on the forum
 Various documents on results from research grant


Stanford University
Stanford, California, USA


Integrated mobile sanitation solutions in peri-urban setting (2011 - 2013)

 Sustainable Sanitation Alliance
 Sustainable Sanitation Alliance


Innovations for Poverty Action
New Haven, Connecticut, USA


Latrine training mat (documents not yet available) (2011 - 2012)

 Discussion on the forum
 Various documents on results from research grant


Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Belo Horizonte, Brazil


Lego-like bricks made of bio-composites for pit latrines (2011 - 2012)

 Discussion on the forum
 Various documents on results from research grant


Retina Pharma Inc
Hayward, California, USA


Lotus throne: A self-cleaning solution to sanitation (discussion and documents not yet available) (2011 - 2012)

 Discussion on the forum
 Various documents on results from research grant


Low-cost decentralized sanitary system for treatment, water and resources recovery (documents not yet available) (2011 - 2013)

 Discussion on the forum
 Various documents on results from research grant


University of Maryland
College Park, USA


Menstrual management & sanitation systems (2011 - 2014)

 Discussion on the forum
 Various documents on results from research grant


University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California, USA


Microorganisms with semiconducting membranes (2011 - 2013)

 Discussion on the forum
 Various documents on results from research grant


Mobile waste to liquid fuels conversion plants (2011 - 2012)

 Discussion on the forum
 Various documents on results from research grant


Modelling the next generation of sanitation systems (2011 - 2013)

 Discussion on the forum
 Various documents on results from research grant


African Development Bank
Tunis, Tunisia


Municipal-supported unsewered sanitation improvements for the urban-poor (discussion and documents not yet available) (2011 - 2013)

 Discussion on the forum
 Various documents on results from research grant


Cranfield University
Cranfield, UK


Duke University
Durham, North Carolina, USA


Neighborhood-scale treatment of fecal sludge by supercritical oxidation (2013 - 2014)

 Discussion on the forum
 Various documents on results from research grant


New concepts for on-site sanitation based on bio-additives and pit design (2011 - 2014)

 Discussion on the forum
 Various documents on results from research grant