Published in: 2013
Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Duebendorf, Switzerland
Udert, K. et al.
Swiss Federal Institute for Aquatic Science and Technology
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This library entry contains background documents for a grant that Kai Udert is leading and which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Further information and a discussion is available on the SuSanA discussion Forum, see link below.
Short description of the project:
By recovering nutrients from urine in small decentralised reactors, VUNA wants to develop a dry sanitation system, which is affordable for the poor, produces a valuable fertilizer, promotes entrepreneurship and reduces pollution of water resources.
In this collaborative project, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS) in Durban, the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), and the Swiss Institutes of Technology Zurich and Lausanne (ETHZ and EPFL) work together to focus on three important aspects:
1. reactor technology
2. network management
3. socio-economic boundaries
Documents available for download: Please check the project website (link below) to access the latest publications from this project.
Videos available from presentations at the Durban FSM2 conference in October 2012 (see http://www.eawag.ch/forschung/eng/gruppen/vuna/documentation/index_EN at the bottom of the page):
- VUNA: Nutrient Harvesting from Urine by Kai Udert
- Incentivising sanitation through urine collection by Elizabeth Tilley
- Nutrient recovery from urine: operation and optimization od reactors in eThekwini by Maximiliian Grau
- Model-based performance evaluation of the collection of source-separated urine by Thomas Hug
Or find the videos in the SuSanA Youtube channel (playlist):
1 - Short presentation at SuSanA/SEI webinar number 5 (21 Jan. 2014)
Udert, K. et al. (2013). Promoting sanitation and nutrient recovery through urine separation (VUNA) - Various documents on results from research grant. Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Duebendorf, Switzerland
English Fundamental research and engineering Peri-urban Sub-Saharan Africa Urine Urine diversion dehydration toilets (UDDTs)
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