Published in: 2015
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (and partners).
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This library entry contains background documents for a grant that Chris Buckley is leading and which is funded by the WSH Program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation under the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge (RTTC) Round 1, Phase 2.
Further information is available on the discussion forum, see link below.
Short description of the project:
The project awarded to the Pollution Research Group builds on the knowledge, strengths and experience gained by the team during the Phase 1 implementation. The objective is to characterise physical and chemical properties of excreta streams from dry on?site sanitation systems or from decentralized low?water consuming sanitation systems. The data will be passed to other grantees for use in their research.
Assistance will be provided to other BMGF grantees in establishing and evaluating their prototypes in Durban, and providing a support of their work by:
- obtaining experimental data of a range of excreta streams,
- undertaking generic process investigations on selected excreta streams,
- developing process models of material flows and transformations,
- facilitating field trials for BMGF grantees in Durban, and
obtaining data from other countries (either field or from prototypes) in the last few months of the project.
The Pollution Research Group is also able to provide the following facilities for any grantees willing to visit Durban:
- Office space within the Pollution Research Group
- Use of the Pollution Research Group’s laboratory and pilot areas
- Access to field sites under the control of the eThekwini Municipality (Water and Sanitation Division).
Documents available for download below:
1 - Sanitation Tour (which provides an overview of the types of sites that can be visited) - Nov. 2013
2 - Equipment Portfolio (providing a more detailed description of the laboratory equipment) - Jan. 2014
3 - Presentation on facilities offered by the Pollution Research Group to support faecal sludge research, FSM3 Conference in Hanoi, Jan. 2015
4 - Presentation on properties of faecal sludge from different on-site sanitation facilities in Durban, South Africa, FSM3 Conference in Hanoi, Jan. 2015 (by Konstantina Velkushanova)
5 - Presentation on development of standard operating procedures for faecal sludge laboratory analyses, FSM3 Conference in Hanoi, Jan. 2015 (by Tina Velkushanova and Merlien Reddy)
6 - Presentation on drying characteristics, thermal properties and inorganic nutrient analysis in faecal sludge, FSM3 Conference in Hanoi, Jan. 2015 (by Makununika, B., Septien, S., Singh, A., Velkushanova, K., Buckley, C. A.)
7 - Presentation on rheology, extrusion and pelletisation of faecal sludge, FSM3 Conference in Hanoi, Jan. 2015 (by Teba, L., Septien, S., Velkushanova, K., Pocock, J., Buckley, C.)
Buckley, C. (2015). Data Acquisition and Field Support for Sanitation Projects (Phase 2: 2013-2015) - Various documents on results from research grant. University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (and partners).
English Faecal sludge treatment processes Fundamental research and engineering Sub-Saharan Africa Urine diversion dehydration toilets (UDDTs)
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