Technical validation and marketization of mobile septage treatment unit and pit life extender

2017 - 2018 • Duke University


Technical validation and marketization of two onsite septage treatment products


WASH Institute has developed two Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM) related products namely “Mobile Septage Treatment Unit (The Annam)” and “Pit Life Extender (Septguard)” through yearlong internal research. These two products have shown promising initial results and performance. This project is concerned with technical validation, final product design and commercialization of both the products by the project team so that these become market-ready in order to cater the needs of cities/towns across the country and outside India for FSSM. The project team consists of WASHi, Duke University and a commercial partner to be determined.

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To undertake technical validation and marketization of two onsite septage treatment products for the purpose of meeting the fecal sludge and septage management needs of cities/towns across India

Further information

Presentation at FSM5 Conference in February 2019: Mobile Treatment Unit for septage emptying and safe disposal in Dindigul, India (download below)

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Aaron Forbis-Stokes
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Marc Deshusses1
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Asia & Pacific Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Faecal sludge treatment processes Product design and engineering Specific to one or several countries Treatment of faecal sludge University, education or research institution Urban (entire city)

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Presentation at FSM5 Conference in February 2019: Mobile Treatment Unit for septage emptying and safe disposal in Dindigul, India

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