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Faecal Sludge Management

Publications relating to faecal sludge management, including containment, emptying, transport, and end-use of faecal sludge.

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Investigating the potential of deep row entrenchment of pit latrine and waste water sludges for forestry and land rehabilitation purposes

This study investigated the application of the deep row entrenchment method under South Africanconditions with the aim of establishing whether the use of pit latrine and wastewater sludges as…
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Understanding sludge accumulation in VIPs

The goal of Water Research Commission project K5/1745 was to investigate existing managementpractices with regard to VIP toilets, identify challenges and lacks and develop strategies and tools…
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How fast do pit toilets fill up?

This report is the second volume in the series Tackling the challenges of full pit latrineswhich addresses this issue. The other volumes in the series are: • Volume 1: Understanding sludge…
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The development of pit emptying technologies

This report presents the design, development and testing of a number of prototypes of portable pitemptying technologies that were developed as part of Water Research Commission research…
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Deep row entrenchment with benefits? Deep row entrenchment with agroforestry

A presentation which shows the results of faecal sludge from eThekwini Municipality for use in agroforestry.
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How fast do pits and septic tanks fill up? Implications for design and maintenance

Presentation of the mass balance and accumulation of sludge in pit latrines and septic tanks.
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What is going on inside septic tanks? The Science of sludge decomposition

A presentation about the science of Sludge decomposition.
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The PETshop toys. Of eVacs, Nanovacs and PSAs

Presentation about work of developing pit emptying devices, carried out by PID and Engineers Without Borders.
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After the pit latrine is full . . . WHAT THEN?

Local government has not yet developed an effective response to the problem of management of pit latrine waste. Practical and economical solutions must be found. This paper describes an appropriate…
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The challenges of dealing with full VIP latrines (2010 wisa)

FULL VIP LATRINES: Sooner or later all on-site sanitation systems require emptying. This paper looks at management of faecal waste from on-site sanitation, technologies for emptying and other…
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