Field testing in Dakar, Senegal, for the Omni-Processor as an innovative fecal sludge processing and recovery technology.
Since arriving in Dakar, the OP has processed an estimated 700 tons of fecal sludge. When operated at capacity, it can now process fecal waste at a rate of approximately 4,000 tons per year which means it can treat the waste of 50,000-100,000 people from the adjacent community. We have also successfully generated clean drinking water onsite.
Because of the entrenched perceptions from previous technology solutions in the sanitation industry, our solution at first glance is sometimes reviewed with skepticism that it can actually generate excess electricity. However, our pilot has successfully proven that this can in fact done operating in a self-powered mode, and on top of that, it can assist in supplying the power needed to run the aeration tank at the co-located WWTP – and that it can be done in both developed and developing world contexts.
To establish a field testing platform in Dakar, Senegal for the Omni-Processor as an innovative fecal sludge processing and recovery technology
The Senegalese operators and maintenance crew is trained and currently manages the day-to-day operations of the plant with our U.S. based team traveling to the site as necessary to support various upgrades, water testing, etc.
Update in August 2018: DELVIC is the private enterprise which is managing the Omniprocessor
Presentation at FSM5 (Feb 2019): "FSM: A business opportunity for the African private sector - A successful PPP experience in FSTP operation in Dakar, Senegal" by Dr. Becaye Sidy DIOP
Becaye Sidy Diop
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Energy: electricity, hydrogen, fuel cells Faecal sludge treatment processes Fertiliser Government-owned entity (not university or research) Operation, maintenance and sustainable services Product design and engineering Resource recovery Specific to one or several countries Sub-Saharan Africa Treatment of faecal sludge Water (irrigation, process, other)
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