SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:15:46 +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 Re: Membrane processing of urine into drinking water (University of Ghent, Belgium) - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18502-membrane-processing-of-urine-into-drinking-water-university-of-ghent-belgium#19498 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18502-membrane-processing-of-urine-into-drinking-water-university-of-ghent-belgium#19498
Thanks for the detailed description of your project, much appreciated!

I have a few questions:
You said:
I cannot disclose too much of the science behind the SATURN project, unfortunately. We do have some partnerships running under NDA.

Does the SATURN project (Solar-Assisted Treatment of Urine with Recovery of Nutrients) still have funding now or has the funding finished? You mentioned that funding started in 2013 but I didn't see further information on funding?
NDA means non-disclosure agreement? May I ask who the partners are, or at least what kind of partners?
I am trying to understand which private businesses would have an interest in this and why?

Could you tell us a bit more about your activities in South Africa? We have many projects and people from South Africa on this forum so perhaps it's possible to make some connections between people this way.

Thanks a lot.

Kind regards,
Elisabeth]]>
Resource recovery from excreta, faecal sludge or wastewater Thu, 03 Nov 2016 12:40:59 +0000
Re: New book!! Sanitation, Wastewater Management and Sustainability: from Waste Disposal to Resource Recovery - by: daymaker http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18989-new-book-sanitation-wastewater-management-and-sustainability-from-waste-disposal-to-resource-recovery-unep-and-sei#19289 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18989-new-book-sanitation-wastewater-management-and-sustainability-from-waste-disposal-to-resource-recovery-unep-and-sei#19289
Best,
Lauren]]>
Resource recovery from excreta, faecal sludge or wastewater Thu, 13 Oct 2016 02:08:10 +0000
Estimating the potential for resource recovery from productive sanitation in urban areas - by: ddiba http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/19140-estimating-the-potential-for-resource-recovery-from-productive-sanitation-in-urban-areas#19140 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/19140-estimating-the-potential-for-resource-recovery-from-productive-sanitation-in-urban-areas#19140 This is to introduce to you my MSc thesis which is now uploaded in the SuSanA library. This thesis was done at the Stockholm Environmental Institute as part of the Resource Value Mapping (REVAMP) project, working with Kim Andersson and Arno Rosemarin and being supervised by Helfrid Schulte-Herbrüggen at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. It is embedded within the SEI Initiative on Sanitation (See more: www.sei-international.org/sustainable-sanitation and forum.susana.org/forum/categories/142-up...lyst-for-development). A 4-page discussion brief has also been published based on this thesis and it is also available in the SuSanA library.

Abstract
To-date, sanitation and waste management has mainly been approached from a public and environmental health perspective and this implies that excreta and other organic waste streams are seen not only as a hazard to quickly get rid of but also as only a very costly menace to manage. However, looking at sanitary and other urban organic waste streams from a resource recovery perspective provides an avenue for solutions with multiple co-benefits. Revenues from reuse products can act as an incentive for improving sanitation and waste management infrastructure while also covering part or all of the investment and operation costs for the same. Until now, estimating the potential for resource recovery from sanitation systems and technologies has been largely done on a case by case basis according to project or geography with no standardized universal tools or methodologies being used across the world. This study aimed at developing a generic model for the rapid quantification of the resource recovery potential of organic waste streams in urban areas.

To develop the model, the mathematical relationships between major waste stream characterization parameters and the amounts of reuse products derived from treatment processes, were obtained from published literature and used to formulate equations which were designed into functions in Excel spreadsheets. Testing with waste stream flows and characterization data from Kampala (for faecal sludge, sewage sludge and organic municipal solid waste) showed that the three waste streams could altogether yield; up to 361,200 Nm3 of biogas (which could replace the amount of firewood used by 824,000 people in the city daily) or 752 tonnes of solid combustion fuel (which could replace the amount of firewood used by 1,108,700 people in the city daily) or 198 tonnes of Black Soldier Fly larvae (which could replace 134 tonnes of dry fish per day, currently one of the major animal protein feed ingredient) or 909 tonnes of compost fertilizer (with an amount of nutrients enough to substitute for two tonnes of urea), per day. The results from this model could therefore be a simple way to provide initial decision support towards planning for resource-oriented waste management systems by urban authorities, without the burden of having to do full scale feasibility studies. By highlighting the resource potential in urban waste streams, the model could also provide an incentive for integrated management of the various urban waste streams with a resource recovery and water-energy-food nexus perspective.

Download links
Download the full text of the thesis from the SuSanA Library: www.susana.org/en/resources/library/details/2637
Download the 4-page discussion brief introducing the REVAMP tool from the SuSanA library: www.susana.org/en/resources/library/details/2638
Here’s the 15-minute presentation I made about the REVAMP tool at the 22nd SuSanA meeting in Stockholm: youtu.be/1MKjHtfnPb4?t=93

If you have any questions about this thesis, the REVAMP tool or resource recovery in general, I am more than glad to discuss!

Regards,
Daniel]]>
Resource recovery from excreta, faecal sludge or wastewater Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:38:12 +0000
Turning Human Waste into Renewable Energy: Scope and Options for India - by: nityajacob http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/19065-turning-human-waste-into-renewable-energy-scope-and-options-for-india#19065 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/19065-turning-human-waste-into-renewable-energy-scope-and-options-for-india#19065 mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/73669/1/MPRA_paper_73669.pdf]]> Resource recovery from excreta, faecal sludge or wastewater Tue, 20 Sep 2016 08:19:14 +0000 Re: New book!! Sanitation, Wastewater Management and Sustainability: from Waste Disposal to Resource Recovery - by: KimAndersson http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18989-new-book-sanitation-wastewater-management-and-sustainability-from-waste-disposal-to-resource-recovery-unep-and-sei#19039 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18989-new-book-sanitation-wastewater-management-and-sustainability-from-waste-disposal-to-resource-recovery-unep-and-sei#19039
Thanks Dak Viktor for your tip!

The book is now also available in the SuSanA library. So if you are having problems accessing it on the SEI website, you can always use this alternative:
http://www.susana.org/en/resources/library/details/2636

Best regards,
Kim]]>
Resource recovery from excreta, faecal sludge or wastewater Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:54:54 +0000
Re: New book!! Sanitation, Wastewater Management and Sustainability: from Waste Disposal to Resource Recovery - by: Augustino http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18989-new-book-sanitation-wastewater-management-and-sustainability-from-waste-disposal-to-resource-recovery-unep-and-sei#19025 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18989-new-book-sanitation-wastewater-management-and-sustainability-from-waste-disposal-to-resource-recovery-unep-and-sei#19025 Dear Marina;
Try to Copy paste the like it will download with you i just copy and paste it open with m. i just downloaded.
Have a good day

Dak Victor
South Sudan, Malakal]]>
Resource recovery from excreta, faecal sludge or wastewater Sun, 18 Sep 2016 09:04:19 +0000
Re: New book!! Sanitation, Wastewater Management and Sustainability: from Waste Disposal to Resource Recovery - by: fppirco http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18989-new-book-sanitation-wastewater-management-and-sustainability-from-waste-disposal-to-resource-recovery-unep-and-sei#19008 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18989-new-book-sanitation-wastewater-management-and-sustainability-from-waste-disposal-to-resource-recovery-unep-and-sei#19008
I have already downloaded it , It has very interesting information.

Thanks to you and Arno Rosemarin andv all your colleagues made contribution to prepare this book.



With best regards;

Mohammad Mojtabaie
www.fpp.ir
Telfax:00985137629569
P.O Box:91865-358
Mashhad,Iran]]>
Resource recovery from excreta, faecal sludge or wastewater Fri, 16 Sep 2016 06:11:00 +0000
Re: New book!! Sanitation, Wastewater Management and Sustainability: from Waste Disposal to Resource Recovery - by: KimAndersson http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18989-new-book-sanitation-wastewater-management-and-sustainability-from-waste-disposal-to-resource-recovery-unep-and-sei#18995 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18989-new-book-sanitation-wastewater-management-and-sustainability-from-waste-disposal-to-resource-recovery-unep-and-sei#18995 Yes you have the right link to the book. It might have been a temporal problem. Please try again, but if it continue to fail let me know.

All the best,
Kim]]>
Resource recovery from excreta, faecal sludge or wastewater Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:46:11 +0000
Re: New book!! Sanitation, Wastewater Management and Sustainability: from Waste Disposal to Resource Recovery - by: koba http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18989-new-book-sanitation-wastewater-management-and-sustainability-from-waste-disposal-to-resource-recovery-unep-and-sei#18993 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18989-new-book-sanitation-wastewater-management-and-sustainability-from-waste-disposal-to-resource-recovery-unep-and-sei#18993 Thank you very much for the Link.
Best Regards.
Josue.]]>
Resource recovery from excreta, faecal sludge or wastewater Tue, 13 Sep 2016 20:56:51 +0000
Re: New book!! Sanitation, Wastewater Management and Sustainability: from Waste Disposal to Resource Recovery - by: INTITS http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18989-new-book-sanitation-wastewater-management-and-sustainability-from-waste-disposal-to-resource-recovery-unep-and-sei#18991 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18989-new-book-sanitation-wastewater-management-and-sustainability-from-waste-disposal-to-resource-recovery-unep-and-sei#18991 I tried to download the publication but the download link fails. Was I the only one with this problem?
Do you have a diffrent link? this is the one that fails: www.sei-international.org/mediamanager/d...p;Sustainability.pdf

Thanks a lot.
Marina Fernandez Curutchet
INTI - Argentina]]>
Resource recovery from excreta, faecal sludge or wastewater Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:06:22 +0000
New book!! Sanitation, Wastewater Management and Sustainability: from Waste Disposal to Resource Recovery (UNEP and SEI) - by: KimAndersson http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18989-new-book-sanitation-wastewater-management-and-sustainability-from-waste-disposal-to-resource-recovery-unep-and-sei#18989 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18989-new-book-sanitation-wastewater-management-and-sustainability-from-waste-disposal-to-resource-recovery-unep-and-sei#18989
I'm very pleased to announce that our new book, jointly published by UNEP and SEI, is now released!

Sanitation, Wastewater Management and Sustainability: From Waste Disposal to Resource Recovery offers a new conceptual framework for planning and investing in sustainable systems, centering on resource recovery and reuse. It examines the social, governance, economic, health, environmental and technological dimensions of sustainable sanitation and wastewater management and resource recovery.

It is rich with ideas, arguments, knowledge and concrete, real-world examples, it is a resource for urban and rural development planners, investors and practitioners, as well as civil engineers and students.



The book is available for download on SEIs website (https://www.sei-international.org/publications?pid=2997).

All comments and feedback are most welcome!

We hope that you will find the book useful in your own work and beyond. So please also pass on the word to colleagues and friends that it is now available!

Kind regards,
Kim]]>
Resource recovery from excreta, faecal sludge or wastewater Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:38:52 +0000
Re: Membrane processing of urine into drinking water (University of Ghent, Belgium) - by: SebastiaanDerese http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18502-membrane-processing-of-urine-into-drinking-water-university-of-ghent-belgium#18887 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18502-membrane-processing-of-urine-into-drinking-water-university-of-ghent-belgium#18887
I'm just a new member of the SuSanA forum, and I've been around looking at what kind of work is being done. Very interesting indeed, and we are just a new player in this world. I'm sorry we didn't come here first, but the last few weeks have been very busy answering media requests and so on. About me: I am ir. Sebastiaan Derese, a PhD student in Bioscience engineering (environmental technology) at Ghent University since August 2013. Our team further consists of various MSc. students (who write their theses on our project) and my supervisor, prof. dr. ir. Arne R.D. Verliefde. Though this is the core, we have a lot of people involved for small tasks, and as such we have quite a bit of scientific and non-scientific input.

The project, which we like to call SATURN (Solar-Assisted Treatment of Urine with Recovery of Nutrients) is aimed at recovering the majority of fertilizer value in urine, but only through use of 'simple', energy-efficient and robust technology. The project was started in August 2013 when I received a personal grant to investigate a few techniques towards nutrient recovery from human urine. Since then, we've been (primarily) doing lab tests, which have been quite successful and led to a pilot trial at the Ghent Festival. There, we received a lot of media attention with the cross-over between the SATURN project and the Sewer To Brewer project, in which the goal is to use recovered water from wastewater into a beer (both as a statement - it can be done - as well as improving the trust in wastewater treatment and circular water cycles). Indeed: we were able to recover very high quality water directly from urine for beer production. More water is needed to start up a batch of 'urine beer', but that is out of the question here.

I cannot disclose too much of the science behind the SATURN project, unfortunately. We do have some partnerships running under NDA. What I can tell you is that we try and aim for selective nutrient recovery (N, P, K, S...) from urine (without inclusion of pathogens/pharmaceuticals) as well as high-quality water recovery with the only energy input being solar heat (so no PV panels). Due to the 'ease of operation' and modularity of the technique, it is possible to have both a 'high-tech' and 'low-tech' version, allowing this technique to be used stand-alone in festivals and in large buildings, as well as opening perspectives for developing countries. As you point out, Elisabeth, the situation there is infinitely more complex, which is why we're looking for grants to explore the possibilities, and start a project in which we start from scratch and design the system as such that it could work for rural communities. However, I do not doubt the fact that there will be people with a lot more field experience here (we do also have running projects in South Africa, so we're not complete idiots either), whom I'm very willing to exchange with. For us, the goal is to get to implementation of this technology in a broad context, if it is indeed a competitor/successor of existing technology. To do that, we need funding, partners and investors. The media attention helped quite a bit achieving this.

In any case, I welcome any questions, suggestions and remarks, and hope to disclose a bit more soon.

Please contact me and my supervisor through This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

All the best, good luck in your endeavours,
Sebastiaan]]>
Resource recovery from excreta, faecal sludge or wastewater Wed, 31 Aug 2016 06:32:14 +0000
Re: Membrane processing of urine into drinking water - by: KaiMikkel http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18502-membrane-processing-of-urine-into-drinking-water-university-of-ghent-belgium#18849 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18502-membrane-processing-of-urine-into-drinking-water-university-of-ghent-belgium#18849 Resource recovery from excreta, faecal sludge or wastewater Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:25:21 +0000 Re: Membrane processing of urine into drinking water - by: Karoliina http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18502-membrane-processing-of-urine-into-drinking-water-university-of-ghent-belgium#18845 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18502-membrane-processing-of-urine-into-drinking-water-university-of-ghent-belgium#18845 Resource recovery from excreta, faecal sludge or wastewater Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:23:31 +0000 Re: Membrane processing of urine into drinking water - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18502-membrane-processing-of-urine-into-drinking-water-university-of-ghent-belgium#18789 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/98-resource-recovery-from-excreta-faecal-sludge-or-wastewater/18502-membrane-processing-of-urine-into-drinking-water-university-of-ghent-belgium#18789
Isn't the first sentence funny:
A team of scientists at a Belgian university say they have created a machine that turns urine into drinkable water and fertilizer using solar energy, a technique which could be applied in rural areas and developing countries.

I mean, why do people always assume that their technology would be so easily applicable for developing countries...?
And: why would you bother to make drinking water from urine unless you're in a space shuttle or perhaps on a boat a long way from land?

The article says:
The urine is collected in a big tank, heated in a solar-powered boiler before passing through the membrane where the water is recovered and nutrients such as potassium, nitrogen and phosphorus are separated.

Would be nice if someone could follow up on it and invite the researchers to tell us more about this?

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
Resource recovery from excreta, faecal sludge or wastewater Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:24:26 +0000