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Disposal of latrine waste : is biogas the answer? A review of literature : a paper presented at the EWB-UK National Research Conference 2010 ‘From Small Steps to Giant Leaps...putting research into practice’, hosted by The Royal Academy of Engineering, on

Emptying pit latrines is a major problem in urban sanitation in low-income countries. Besides the difficulty of taking the partially decomposed faecal matter out of the pit, the sludge has to be disposed of. Rather than treating it as a waste, this could be seen as a resource. This paper looks at the potential of using the sludge for the production of biogas. [authors abstract]

TitleDisposal of latrine waste : is biogas the answer? A review of literature : a paper presented at the EWB-UK National Research Conference 2010 ‘From Small Steps to Giant Leaps...putting research into practice’, hosted by The Royal Academy of Engineering, on
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsBuxton, D, Reed, B
Pagination7 p.; 6 fig.; 3 tab.
Date Published2010-02-19
PublisherEngineers without borders UK
Place PublishedS.l.
Keywordsbiogas production, pit latrines, sludge treatment, sludge use
Abstract

Emptying pit latrines is a major problem in urban sanitation in low-income countries. Besides the difficulty of taking the partially decomposed faecal matter out of the pit, the sludge has to be disposed of. Rather than treating it as a waste, this could be seen as a resource. This paper looks at the potential of using the sludge for the production of biogas. [authors abstract]

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