Omni-ingestor workshop - dealing with trash


Project year: 2016 • University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)

Purpose

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

Activities

Workshop for Omni Ingestor (OI) pumping systems trash handling

Images

Image: Spoilt for choice – perusing the sorted options for the design of OIs for different duties

Countries of activity

Location of main activity

Objectives

The objective of the project was to assemble a team of experts to investigate the challenges and to develop concepts and mock-ups of possible equipment to overcome these challenges.

Further information

Two workshops, together with relevant field trips were held in Durban, South Africa and Bangalore in India in which technical people with knowledge, experience or interest in designing equipment to empty pit latrines were brought together in order to:

(i) view a variety of pits in different locations (Zambia, Tanzania, Durban and India) to gain a context of the problems associated with the challenge of emptying pits;

(ii) (visit the faecal sludge characterization laboratory at the PRG (Durban) to become familiar with the facilities;

(iii) participate in facilitated workshops to conceptualize and design appropriate mock-ups of equipment for emptying the different types of pit latrine sludge.

These events took place from the 18th to 29th April 2016 (Africa) and the 12th to 19th June 2016 (India).

Filter tags

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Emptying and transport (non sewered) Faecal sludge treatment processes Global Practitioners Product design and engineering Sub-Saharan Africa University, education or research institution

Attached files

Summary of OI final report (June 2017)

Format: pdf file
Size: 0.15 MB

Links

University of KwaZulu-Natal
Durban
South Africa


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.

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