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Emergency Sanitation: faecal sludge treatment field-work summary

This research aims to expand the knowledge of possible simple fecal sludge treatment technologies that could be rapidly deployed in the event of an emergency and are effective under challenging physical conditions such as unstable soils, high water tables, and flood-prone areas. Three fecal sludge sanitization methods—lactic acid fermentation, urea treatment, and hydrated lime treatment—were investigated by undertaking small scale field trials with pit latrine sludge in Blantyre, Malawi. [authors abstract]

TitleEmergency Sanitation: faecal sludge treatment field-work summary
Publication TypeProgress Report
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsSpit, J., Malambo, D., Gonzalez, M. E., Nobela, H., Pooter, L., Anderson, K.
Pagination51 p.,
Date Published06/2014
PublisherWASTE
Place PublishedGouda, The Netherlands
TypeField Summary Report
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsemergency operations, fecal sludge treatment technologies, latrines, sanitation
Abstract

This research aims to expand the knowledge of possible simple fecal sludge treatment technologies that could be rapidly deployed in the event of an emergency and are effective under challenging physical conditions such as unstable soils, high water tables, and flood-prone areas. Three fecal sludge sanitization methods—lactic acid fermentation, urea treatment, and hydrated lime treatment—were investigated by undertaking small scale field trials with pit latrine sludge in Blantyre, Malawi. [authors abstract]