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Pit latrine emptying : technologies, challenges and solutions : a paper presented at the EWB-UK Research Conference 2009, hosted by The Royal Academy of Engineering on february 20th 2009

Millions of households rely on pit latrines for sanitation and when a pit fills up, emptying is often the only viable option. Despite the development of several technologies, their limitations have underlined the need for further improvements. Creating a solution that is able to access densely populated settlements, efficiently empty dense sludge and dispose of them at an appropriate location, while remaining affordable and easy to operate and maintain is a difficult task. This paper reviews and evaluates the recent technologies that have been developed and outlines the main challenges that must be addressed in today’s context. [authors abstract]

TitlePit latrine emptying : technologies, challenges and solutions : a paper presented at the EWB-UK Research Conference 2009, hosted by The Royal Academy of Engineering on february 20th 2009
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsThye, Y.P., Templeton, M.R., Ali, M.
Pagination10 p.; 2 fig.; 2 tab.
Date Published2009-02-20
PublisherS.n.
Place PublishedS.l.
Keywordsaccess to sanitation, excreta disposal systems, faecal-disposal diseases, on-site disposal, pit latrines, sludge use
Abstract

Millions of households rely on pit latrines for sanitation and when a pit fills up, emptying is often the only viable option. Despite the development of several technologies, their limitations have underlined the need for further improvements. Creating a solution that is able to access densely populated settlements, efficiently empty dense sludge and dispose of them at an appropriate location, while remaining affordable and easy to operate and maintain is a difficult task. This paper reviews and evaluates the recent technologies that have been developed and outlines the main challenges that must be addressed in today’s context. [authors abstract]

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