SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Mon, 02 Feb 2015 00:14:30 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://forum.susana.org/ en-gb Jan 30, 2015 - WASHplus Weekly: Focus on Fecal Sludge Management - by: campbelldb http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11823-jan-30-2015-washplus-weekly-focus-on-fecal-sludge-management#11823 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11823-jan-30-2015-washplus-weekly-focus-on-fecal-sludge-management#11823 ]link.

This issue highlights the recent conference on fecal sludge management in Vietnam; many of the abstracts from the conference are now available. Also included are new reports and articles from IRC; Water For People; the International Institute for Environment and Development; and country reports from Senegal, Vietnam, and Zambia. Also included are links to FSM tools and innovative organizations working on FSM issues.]]>
Faecal sludge management Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:15:31 +0000
Re: Template of a Faecal Sludge Management Policy - by: MichaelCarr http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11760-template-of-a-faecal-sludge-management-policy#11815 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11760-template-of-a-faecal-sludge-management-policy#11815
The book is available FREE OF CHARGE as a PDF DOWNLOAD on the Sandec/Eawag and UNESCO-IHE websites:
www.sandec.ch
www.sandec.ch/fsm_book
www.unesco-ihe.org

hope this helps]]>
Faecal sludge management Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:28:31 +0000
Re: Template of a Faecal Sludge Management Policy - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11760-template-of-a-faecal-sludge-management-policy#11777 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11760-template-of-a-faecal-sludge-management-policy#11777
Regards,

F H Mughal]]>
Faecal sludge management Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:09:28 +0000
Re: Counting Shit - whats going into a latrine? - by: nicolag http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11543-counting-shit-whats-going-into-a-latrine#11775 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11543-counting-shit-whats-going-into-a-latrine#11775
Sorry to hear the website link isn't working. It seems to for me: www.re-innovation.co.uk/web12/index.php/...jects/latrine-logger

If it doesn't perhaps you could try the home page: www.re-innovation.co.uk/web12/index.php/en/ and pursue the latrine logger from the 'Projects' tab on the left.

May I ask the use you see for the device in your work? Its still at the prototype stage (as you saw) so modifications are possible depending on how people envisage its use.

Nicola]]>
Faecal sludge management Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:57:11 +0000
Re: Template of a Faecal Sludge Management Policy - by: dorothee.spuhler http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11760-template-of-a-faecal-sludge-management-policy#11769 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11760-template-of-a-faecal-sludge-management-policy#11769 www.sswm.info/library/8285
Cheers, Dorothee]]>
Faecal sludge management Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:21:13 +0000
Re: Counting Shit - whats going into a latrine? - by: Moritz http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11543-counting-shit-whats-going-into-a-latrine#11768 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11543-counting-shit-whats-going-into-a-latrine#11768
The Latrine Logger was presented to me during FSM3. Unfortunately, the webpage doesn`t work. I would like to spread the word that a technology like this is out there.

Cheers,
Moritz]]>
Faecal sludge management Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:52:56 +0000
Re: Template of a Faecal Sludge Management Policy - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11760-template-of-a-faecal-sludge-management-policy#11767 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11760-template-of-a-faecal-sludge-management-policy#11767
Faecal Sludge Management - Systems Approach for Implementation and Operation
Editors: Linda Strande, Mariska Ronteltap and Damir Brdjanovic
Published by IWA Publishing
Alliance House
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London SW1H 0QS, UK
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Web: www.iwapublishing.com

Thank you,

F H Mughal]]>
Faecal sludge management Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:54:09 +0000
Re: Design parameter for Planted drying beds - by: bipin http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/10189-design-parameter-for-planted-drying-beds?limit=12&start=12#11766 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/10189-design-parameter-for-planted-drying-beds?limit=12&start=12#11766
Please kindly find the attached two documents which could be useful for your study. Sorry for the delay in response.

All the best!
Bipin.

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Faecal sludge management Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:14:26 +0000
Reply: Template of a Faecal Sludge Management Policy - by: srohilla http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11760-template-of-a-faecal-sludge-management-policy#11765 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11760-template-of-a-faecal-sludge-management-policy#11765 www.cseindia.org - water programme research reports or policy paper on septage management done in 2011 for Ministry.

Suresh Rohilla

Note - Responding from mobile device. Pardon the brevity and typos, if any.

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Suresh Kumar Rohilla]]>
Faecal sludge management Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:09:01 +0000
Template of a Faecal Sludge Management Policy - by: varunpanickar http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11760-template-of-a-faecal-sludge-management-policy#11760 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11760-template-of-a-faecal-sludge-management-policy#11760 Faecal sludge management Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:38:41 +0000 Re: New video!! Innovation in Urban Sanitation: FaME and U-ACT research in Sub-Saharan Africa - by: LindaStrande http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11062-new-video-innovation-in-urban-sanitation-fame-and-u-act-research-in-sub-saharan-africa#11749 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11062-new-video-innovation-in-urban-sanitation-fame-and-u-act-research-in-sub-saharan-africa#11749 www.youtube.com/channel/UCdDwnhvbqp2qMN1D4XyS8nA

Here are the links to the Video you are looking for. It is now in English/French/3 Minute/10 Minute Versions. Please enjoy!!

- Long version
- short version

Best regards from Hanoi, Linda]]>
Faecal sludge management Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:52:20 +0000
Re: New video!! Innovation in Urban Sanitation: FaME and U-ACT research in Sub-Saharan Africa - by: Vanh http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11062-new-video-innovation-in-urban-sanitation-fame-and-u-act-research-in-sub-saharan-africa#11745 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11062-new-video-innovation-in-urban-sanitation-fame-and-u-act-research-in-sub-saharan-africa#11745 Regards,
Vanh]]>
Faecal sludge management Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:01:04 +0000
Re: Questions on Faecal Sludge Management - by: Progga http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11381-questions-on-faecal-sludge-management-calorific-value-of-faecal-sludge-using-bomb-calorimeter-bangladesh#11720 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11381-questions-on-faecal-sludge-management-calorific-value-of-faecal-sludge-using-bomb-calorimeter-bangladesh#11720
Thanks a lot BJ for your suggestions and attachments.

I'm really sorry for the late response, I was busy with my exams.]]>
Faecal sludge management Wed, 21 Jan 2015 07:19:11 +0000
How long do pit emptying pumps last? - by: rkaupp http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11636-how-long-do-pit-emptying-pumps-last#11636 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11636-how-long-do-pit-emptying-pumps-last#11636
A good question has been asked on KnowledgePoint: How long do pit emptying pumping systems (from gulper to larger systems) actually last? Would be useful to know when preparing the business model for a sanitation entrepreneur (depreciation, replacement cost...)

It's on knowledgepoint.org/en/questions/2250/fae...n-in-urban-settings/ but of course feel free to answer here!

Thanks,
Rémi]]>
Faecal sludge management Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:04:54 +0000
Re: Drinking Water From Feces - Bill Gates blog post: This Ingenious Machine Turns Feces Into Drinking Water (sewage sludge, Janicki Omniprocessor) - by: kevintayler http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11546-drinking-water-from-feces-bill-gates-blog-post-this-ingenious-machine-turns-feces-into-drinking-water-sewage-sludge-janicki-omniprocessor?limit=12&start=12#11632 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-faecal-sludge-management/11546-drinking-water-from-feces-bill-gates-blog-post-this-ingenious-machine-turns-feces-into-drinking-water-sewage-sludge-janicki-omniprocessor?limit=12&start=12#11632
Thanks for the various replies to my post. My point was not necessarily that the Omni-processor technology has exactly the same objectives as the Namibian wastewater treatment facility but rather that they are both examples of high-tech approaches to solving what appears to me to be the wrong 'problem'.

The objective of the Omni-processor is to convert dried fecal sludge to drinking water - this is very clear from their literature. If Bill Gates believes that it can do it, and he clearly does, drinking a glass of water after it has been treated by the process may be a publicity stunt but it still expresses what the technology is intended to do

The claim that the technology can produce enough energy to run itself and provide a surplus may or may not be true - it seems unlikely to me - but any work on the system m must have been made on a system that is being carefully monitored and running under ideal institutional conditions.
I have been working with WSP on sludge treatment in Indonesia for the last couple of years and have seen a lot of sludge treatment plants during that time. One this is clear - the people charged with running and managing the plants are invariably low in the institutional hierarchy and have limited powers, skills and knowledge. This is one reason why few plants are running well. What chance is there of achieving effective operation of a sophisticated technology that requires that the sludge is heated to 1000 degrees centigrade. My guess would be that field performance will fail to match the theoretical performance, even if the latter is satisfactory. So, we have a technology that might or might not cover its running costs but probably won't, which is highly likely to fail prematurely and which produces a limited amount of drinking water. Against this, we have other simple technologies like drying beds that require no energy and which have the potential to improve soil fertility. There is more work to be done on making them safe but people are working on that - for instance those in e-Thekwini South Africa.

There are lots of questions around the way in which current sludge treatment processes work and I would say that our focus should be on researching and improving these simple, relatively low-cost and low energy options before going for high-tech 'solutions, which have rarely worked in the past and are unlikely to work now.

One last point - this technology does not solve the problem of fecal waste collection, transport and disposal. It probably depends for its financial viability on regular pit and tank desludging but many people build large pits that do not require desluding for years, at least in South East Asia. Some argue that regular desludging will decrease groundwater pollution but this is a doubtful proposition since pathogen reduction through even well maintained septic tanks is limited. (For those who think that septic tank systems are sealed systems - they are not. The tank itself is but it should be followed by a soakpit or trench drainage system that relies on percolation).

So lets concentrate on the real problems and get away from ingenious high-tech approaches that are almost bound to fail in the field.]]>
Faecal sludge management Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:44:41 +0000