Co-composting of faecal sludge and municipal organic waste - A literature and state-of-knowledge review

Strauss, M., Drescher, S., Zurbrügg, C., Montangero, A., Cofie, O., Drechsel, P. (2003)

Published in: 2003

Swiss Federal Institute of Environmental Science & Technology (EAWAG)

Strauss, M., Drescher, S., Zurbrügg, C., Montangero, A., Cofie, O., Drechsel, P.

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This review on the combined composting of (faecal) sludges and organic
solid waste was produced as part of the project entitled „Cocomposting
of Faecal Sludge and Organic Solid Waste in Kumasi, Ghana.“ The initial phase of the project was conducted within the programme „Sustainable Solid Waste Management and Sanitation“ which was financed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and coordinated by the pS-Eau/PDM.

The pilot project is co-ordinated by the International Water Management
Institute (IWMI) in collaboration with the University of Science and
Technology in Kumasi, the city’s Waste Management Department (WMD, Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly) and SANDEC. Results of the investigation will help WMD to develop its biosolids management strategy and enable the project team to develop guidelines for planners and engineers on the option of co-composting.

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Strauss, M., Drescher, S., Zurbrügg, C., Montangero, A., Cofie, O., Drechsel, P. (2003). Co-composting of faecal sludge and municipal organic waste - A literature and state-of-knowledge review. Swiss Federal Institute of Environmental Science & Technology (EAWAG)

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Composting, vermicomposting (solid waste), composting toilets English Faecal sludge treatment processes Faeces or faecal sludge Sanitation systems and technology options (WG4) Sub-Saharan Africa Urban (entire city)


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