LaDePa is a faecal sludge pelletising machine in eThekwini (Durban)

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Re: LaDePa is a faecal sludge pelletising machine in eThekwini (Durban)

This has been an interesting and inspiring project/post to follow!
About the step where the solid garbage/detritus is separated from the fecal sludge (before the sludge is processed into pellets): What happens to the detritus separated out in the screw conveyor? Does it receive special treatment or go to a special landfill? I was concerned about those who work in informal sector waste recycling.

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Dear Hajo,

Good questions! I would also like to know about an update.
Just letting you know that I've e-mailed some people in the background in May. So far no luck. I was told by Santiago Septien that the main responsible for the LaDePa plant is Dave Wilson. I've just sent him another e-mail now. So I hope we'll soon hear something either from Dave or from someone else from Durban.

John: as far as I know the garbage that was separated out just goes to landfill. What kind of special treatment would you have in mind or why? Are you thinking of incineration?

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