Energy recovery & waste treatment with floating biodigesters - Various documents on results from research grant

Hughes, R. (2013)

Published in: 2013

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Hughes, R.

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This library entry contains background documents for a grant that Robert Hughes is leading and which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Short description of the project: This project will develop and trial floating and small-scale biodigesters to convert human and animal waste to biogas for energy and treated waste for fertilizer, while improving the sanitation and public health outcomes of communities living in challenging environments such as water-based and floodprone communities.

Goal(s): To develop and make available new low cost biodigesters appropriate for application in challenging environments, where access to sanitation and energy is severely limited. To demonstrate the potential to improve public health, water quality, sanitation, natural resource protection, energy access, and livelihoods in vulnerable communities.

Objectives: 1) Develop, test, improve and document small scale and floating biodigesters and required supporting systems (flotation, inlet systems etc) to allow effective operation in floating and flood-affected villages. 2) Collect supporting data on operational performance under controlled conditions 3) Conduct preliminary practical field trials for community uptake and acceptance feedback and evidence. 4) Integrate biodigesters into holistic development programs especially for sanitation, health,

Document 1: Hagan, J. M., Hughes, R., Smith, J.
Document 2: Buntha, P., Bunsong, S., Hughes, R., Kunthel, T., McGill, G., Soklim, R.
Document 3: Carlsson, H., Kiste, K., Berndtsson, R., Hughes, R.

Documents available for download below:

1 - Designing gender-sensitive sanitation for floating villages
2 - Floating Bio-digester for Integrated Waste Management in Agriculture and Energy Production
3 - Environmental sustainability of floating biodigesters in Tonlé Sap, Cambodia (Master Thesis from Lund University, Lund, Sweden, 2013)

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Hughes, R. (2013). Energy recovery & waste treatment with floating biodigesters - Various documents on results from research grant. Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Asia & Pacific Biogas systems Case studies in other formats English Fundamental research and engineering Rural

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1 - Designing gender-sensitive sanitation for floating villages

Format: pdf file
Size: 5.82 MB

2 - Floating Bio-digester for Integrated Waste Management in Agriculture and Energy Production

Format: pdf file
Size: 0.62 MB

3 - Environmental Sustainability of Floating Biodigesters in Tonlé Sap, Cambodia (Master Thesis from Lund University, Lund, Sweden, 2013)

Format: pdf file
Size: 3.92 MB

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