Published in: 2014
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
On-site sanitation solutions are an economically feasible method of improving sanitation, and for reducing the burden of diarrhoeal diseases, in low- and middle-income countries. However, suitable faecal sludge management (FSM) solutions are severely lacking in these countries. Black solider fly larvae (BSFL) efficiently reduce food waste and animal manure, and produce valuable prepupae, high in protein and fat, supporting investigation into a novel BSFL FSM method. The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of using BSFL as a FSM method, by evaluating their faecal matter reduction (FMR), and prepupal production capacity, when reared on FS under different conditions.
Banks, I. (2014). To assess the impact of black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae on faecal reduction in pit latrines - Thesis submitted by Ian John Banks for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of the University of London. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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