Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and FSM - check out the FSM-component in the ECAM-tool

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  • Hi, I am a Civil Engineer who majored in Water management. Now I am working as reserach associate at TU Berlin and write my PHD about GHG emissions in the water sector, including FSM, Desalination, Reuse,...
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Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and FSM - check out the FSM-component in the ECAM-tool

Dear all,
For my PHD I am working on GHG emissions from water and wastewater utilities, its part of the Water and Wastewater Companies for Climate Mitigation (WaCCliM) project ( wacclim.org/ ) by GIZ and IWA.

During this project a tool to assess and identify GHG emissions (Energy Performance and Carbon Emissions Assessment and Monitoring Tool - Short ECAM) was developed, currently they just added the possibility of FSM assessment and it would be great to get some feedback on the FSM component:  www.wacclim.org/ecam/index.php

So if you have data from a city/utility like the connected population, which containments are in place, how often they are emptied and how, in the best case the BOD-loads, the treatment technologies and disposal types, it would be great if you could check out the FSM-component in the ECAM-tool and give us your feedback!
Obviously, I can also help up during the assessment and guide you through the use of the tool.

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Meike
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Dear all,

FSM has outputs such as solid sludges, liquids as faecal matter and with flushwater or in some cases only self-clean water. Not forgetting sewage gas emission from the containment zone.

All the three discharges in the three states of medium need to be ideally consolidated and put to use in circular sustainable loop.
When these three produces are put to use in CBM ie Community Business Mechanism, then it would lead to a sustainable realisation for apt gains to community.

These practices would be least polluting, minimum GHGs and having less climate change effects.
CoPs community of practices to be documented for field data, and experiences, as given in the following text messages. 

Well wishes.
Prof Ajit Seshadri. INDIA.
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Head-Environment , VigyanVijay Foundation, Consultant (Water shed Mngmnt, WWT, WASH, others)Located at present at Chennai, India
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Re: Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and FSM - check out the FSM-component in the ECAM-tool

Dear Meike,

Nice to know that. We are also working on GHG for FSM and toilet in China. 

Let us check out the FSM-component in the ECAM-tool.

Thanks 

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Shikun CHENG
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Dear Meike,

congratulations to this interesting PHD topic. While I don't have the data that you are asking for, I could highlight to you the shortcomings of the FSM component in ECAM since I've actually developed it and set up all the formulas. Just let me know if you need any help.

My plan was always to have some field tests and measurements to verify some of the emission factors as well as the predefined BOD loads etc. I am glad that the efforts to improve these values continue now.

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Ranjin
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Dear Meike,

In addition to Ranjin's response. The FSM component of the ECAM was developed under the support of the now-ended German Development Cooperation (GIZ) Climate-friendly Sanitation (CFS) Lusaka Project in Zambia.  The parameters are in a way shaped by the prevailing Onsite Sanitation technologies found in Lusaka, however, the team that worked on developing the FSM component of the tool supported by Ranjin, tried as much as possible to consider all aspects of OSS facilities anywhere in the world.

Assessments for FSM emissions in Lusaka were done as a first pilot, for the Lusaka Water and Sanitation Company's operations and some aspects of the tool are planned for refinement, while a scaleup of assessments is planned for at least an additional 6 of the 11 utilities and towns in Zambia under the new project i.e the Reform of the Water Sector Project II within GIZ.

In addition to the information that Ranjin will provide, I will equally be happy to link you up with the current team who are the custodians of the Lusaka data and are currently working on the scale-up.

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Hi Ranjin,

Thanks so much for reaching out and reading this post!
Elaine told me that you are the one who developed the FSM component and that I should reach out to you to get more information.
I totally agree that having data is one of the most important things for developing such a tool! And I hope that we can manage to find more utilities to share their experience with us, so that we can make the FSM component as good as possible!

FSM will honestly be only part of my PHD but since its the latest part included into ECAM, I figured I should continue working on this first before starting something else and I am realizing that there is so much to be done in this area!
It would be great to have a call one day and discuss with you!

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Meike
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Hi Meike,

sure, we can schedule a call. I'll send you a PM.

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Ranjin
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Dear all,

I am doing a research project on the assessment of GHG emissions from Municipal Solid Waste in Surat Corporation with the support of UNICEF. The assessment mainly intends to measures the GHG emissions at each stage of solid waste management. For instance, emissions during transportation, collection, and treatment. Based on the assessment report, the city with the support of UNICEF is intending to pilot few activities in a ward for reducing GHG emissions.

In this context, I would be interested to know few details from the experts of the community. 
  1. First, Suggestions for a tool that could be used to calculate GHG emissions from Solid waste management especially in the Indian context
  2. Second, a reference result-based action-oriented plan implemented elsewhere for addressing the concerns of GHC emissions of Solid waste management.
  3. Third, reference documents on how to engage the community to segregate waste at the source. What are the tools used and the factors responsible for the change in the behaviour of waste segregation over a period of time.
Looking forwards to the reference. 

Thank you.
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Arunkumar

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I am working with GIZ to explore the emissions from waste in Surat city. I have calculated the emissions as part of my initial assessment report.

Do share your details and we can collaborate on this aspect.

Regards,

Dr Bharat Bhushan Nagar
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Hi,

I came across one tool called "Tool for Calculating Greenhouse Gases (GHG) in Solid Waste Management (SWM)" which was developed by ifeu but already in 2010 (so I am not sure if this is a lot of help).

You can find the tool and information here:
www.ifeu.de/en/project/tool-for-calculat...aste-management-swm/

As far as I know the tool can compare different waste management strategies...
I hope this might help!

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Meike
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Dear Dr.Bhushan,

Glad to hear from you. My email id- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and contact details- 9655883325. Do mail or call me. Will be glad to meet you in person. Thank you.
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Arunkumar

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