Published in: 2007
This thesis investigates treatment technologies for human excreta for safe
recycling of the plant nutrients present as fertilisers.
The thesis consists of three papers, the first of which investigates incineration of faecal matter as a treatment and sanitation method using a locally fabricated incinerator made of steel sheets. The second and third papers investigate composting of faeces and food waste at two size scales, using 78-litre and 216- litre wooden reactors.
Disadvantages of incineration and composting, e.g. possible environmental
pollution, risk of contamination and disease when handling initially unsanitised material and lack of social acceptance, can be overcome by improved design, use of protective wear and community training.
Licentiate Thesis submitted to Department of Biometry and Engineering, Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences (SLU), Uppsala
Niwagaba, C. (2007). Human Excreta Treatment Technologies - Prerequisites, constraints and performance.
Case studies in other formats English Faeces or faecal sludge Urine
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