Final report WRC Project K5/2582: Drying of Faecal Sludge using Solar Thermal Energy

Septien, S., Mugauri, T., Singh, A., Inambao, F. (2019)

Published in: 2019
Pages: 154

Publisher:
Water Research Comission

Author:
Septien, S., Mugauri, T., Singh, A., Inambao, F.

Uploaded by:
Santiago Septien Stringel

Partner profile:
University of KwaZulu-Natal


569 Views
36 Downloads


 Location of library entry

Solar thermal energy, an abundant and free source of energy in the world, particularly in a major part of developing countries, could supplement heat for drying purposes, leading to the decrease of the operating costs. In the sanitation sector, the use of solar energy for faecal sludge drying has been minimal, with only a few cases. Possible reasons for the low use of solar drying is the lack of awareness about this type of technology, as well as a lack of knowledge and data for the design of plants that could dissuade sanitation practitioners from using solar drying technologies. Motivated from these gaps, a fundamental study was conducted in this project to characterize faecal sludge solar drying, through funding from the Water Research Commission. The data obtained during the project could be used for the design of solar drying plants, improvement of existing technologies and innovation of further ones. This study was done by the development of a thermobalance to measure the kinetics and calculate the energy balance during solar drying at different conditions. This information is crucial for the design and development of solar dryers. Moreover, a series of analyses were conducted in the dried sample with the objectives to determine how solar drying affects the physical and chemical properties of faecal sludge, with the intention to better understand the phenomenology of the process, and to evaluate the reuse of the product in agriculture and as a biofuel.

Bibliographic information

Septien, S., Mugauri, T., Singh, A., Inambao, F. (2019). Final report WRC Project K5/2582: Drying of Faecal Sludge using Solar Thermal Energy. Water Research Comission

Filter tags

Educators English Faecal sludge treatment processes Faeces or faecal sludge Fundamental research and engineering Guidelines and manuals Politicians and local decision makers Practitioners Publications by SuSanA Sub-Saharan Africa

Download

Final report WRC Project K5/2582: Drying of Faecal Sludge using Solar Thermal Energy

Format: pdf file
Size: 10.19 MB

Share this page on    


Follow us on    

SuSanA Partners  currently 383 partners

Sanitation events

SuSanA newsletter

Stay informed about the activities of SuSanA and its partners. The SuSanA newsletter is sent out around four times per year. It contains information about news, events, new partners, projects, discussions and publications of the SuSanA network.

Subscribe to newsletter »

Latest tweets mentioning SuSanA

  • 18-09-2021 15:10aguatuya:
    RT @MadeleineFogde: Technologies for recovery and reuse of plant nutrients from sanitation and domestic wastewater: a protocol for a system… »
  • 18-09-2021 14:35Water Action Platform:
    RT @MadeleineFogde: Technologies for recovery and reuse of plant nutrients from sanitation and domestic wastewater: a protocol for a system… »
  • 18-09-2021 09:19Biljana Macura:
    RT @MadeleineFogde: Technologies for recovery and reuse of plant nutrients from sanitation and domestic wastewater: a protocol for a system… »
  • 18-09-2021 08:16Victor Arroyo:
    RT @MadeleineFogde: Technologies for recovery and reuse of plant nutrients from sanitation and domestic wastewater: a protocol for a system… »
  • 18-09-2021 07:10MFogde:
    Technologies for recovery and reuse of plant nutrients from sanitation and domestic wastewater: a protocol for a sy… »
  • 17-09-2021 13:00SuSanA:
    👉Keep the Forum going!🏃‍♀️ Do you find the SuSanA Forum useful in your work? If so, please consider making a fina… »

Tweets mentioning SuSanA »

31st SuSanA Meeting

The 31st SuSanA meeting - the second time online - will take place from August 16th to August 20th 2021. It is organised by the SuSana Secretariat with support and contributions from SuSanA Partners, Members, Working Groups and Regional Chapters. 

Click here to get to the Meeting Page!

SuSanA meetings

Jobs

 


close  

 

Resources and publications

Our library has more than 3,000 publications, factsheets, presentations, drawings etc. from many different organisations. It continues to grow thanks to the contributions from our partners.

Add item to library »

The three links below take you to special groups of items in the library for more convenient access:

Projects

The project database contains nearly 400 sanitation projects of many different organizations dealing with research, implementation, advocacy, capacity development etc. Advanced filtering functions and a global map are also available. Information on how and why this database was created is here.

People working for SuSanA partners can add their own projects through their partner profile page. You might need your SuSanA login upgraded for this purpose. Please contact us if you would like to add a project.


Trainings, conference and events materials

Missed important conferences or courses? Catch up by using their materials for self study. These materials have been kindly provided by SuSanA partners.

Regional chapters

Use the map or the search tool to access the most relevant information and knowledge products for your region or country. This includes relevant resources, events, partners or projects.

Shit flow diagrams (SFDs), excreta flow diagrams

Shit flow diagrams (SFDs) help to visualize excreta management in urban settings. Access SFDs and more through the SFD Portal.

 


close  

 

Discussion forum

Share knowledge, exchange experiences, discuss challenges, make announcements, ask questions and more. Hint: Your discussion forum login is the same as your SuSanA login. More about the forum's philosophy »


Integrated content

We are hosting content from some other communities of practice and information-sharing portals. This section also provides a link to SuSanA's Sanitation Wikipedia initiative.

Suggest content to add »

SuSanA partners

Not yet a SuSanA partner? Show your organisation's support to SuSanA's vision and engage in  knowledge sharing by becoming partners.

Apply to become a partner »


Individual membership

Register as an individual member of SuSanA free of charge. As a member you can interact with thousands of sanitation enthusiasts on the discussion forum.  You can also get engaged in one of our 13 working groups and our regional chapters. Our FAQs explain the benefits further.

By getting a SuSanA login you can fully participate in the SuSanA community!

Register as a member

Login


Forgot your password?

 


close