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Developing a synthetic pit latrine sludge and a process for its fluidization : a paper presented at EWB-UK National Research and Education Conference 2011 ‘Our Global Future’ on 4th March 2011

A synthetic pit latrine sludge is currently being developed as part of an investigation into the mechanical emptying of pit latrines. The relevance and motivation for the project is first explained in relation to the current state of provision of sanitation around the world. The objectives of the investigation are defined and a holistic analysis presented on the potential effects of this research on pit latrine emptying. The existing state of knowledge of the physical properties of pit latrine sludge is discussed, including the baselin are presented along with the proposed methodology and experimental design. Finally a schedule of work is given for the remainder of the investigation. [authors abstract]

TitleDeveloping a synthetic pit latrine sludge and a process for its fluidization : a paper presented at EWB-UK National Research and Education Conference 2011 ‘Our Global Future’ on 4th March 2011
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsRadford, J, Coffey, M, Fenner, R
Pagination11 p. (p. 96 - 106); 3 fig.
Date Published2011-03-04
PublisherEngineers without borders UK
Place PublishedS.l.
Keywordspit latrines, sludge management
Abstract

A synthetic pit latrine sludge is currently being developed as part of an investigation into the mechanical emptying of pit latrines. The relevance and motivation for the project is first explained in relation to the current state of provision of sanitation around the world. The objectives of the investigation are defined and a holistic analysis presented on the potential effects of this research on pit latrine emptying. The existing state of knowledge of the physical properties of pit latrine sludge is discussed, including the baselin are presented along with the proposed methodology and experimental design. Finally a schedule of work is given for the remainder of the investigation. [authors abstract]

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