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Faecal sludge is not waste, says Ton de Wilde in this podcast, it is a resource.

TitleTurning faecal sludge into energy
Publication TypeAudiovisual
Year of Publication2017
Authorsde Wilde, A
Secondary TitleWASH Talk
Pagination14m 21s
Date Published09/2017
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish

In this sixth episode of IRC's podcast series WASH Talk, host Jeroen Westerbeek talks with Ton de Wilde about faecal sludge as a resource instead of just waste. Faecal sludge can be safely re-used as fertiliser, biogas and electricity. By adding other sources such as animal and agricultural waste plus enzymes you can actually produce energy much more efficiently than with either wind turbines or solar cells. Based on innovative research that his team carried out Bangladesh, Ton sees great potential in converting faecal sludge into commercially viable end-products while at the same improving health and reducing greenhouse gasses.





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