Faecal Sludge Field Laboratory - Discussions

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Faecal Sludge Field Laboratory - Discussions

This thread can be used as a place for discussions about the Faecal Sludge Field Laboratory  (FSFL).

The FFSL has been developed during two Humanitarian Innovation Fund projects (MSQ, FAST) and offers the capability to perform process control and analyse public health parameters directly at faecal sludge treatment plants during humanitarian aid operations. 
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Re: Faecal Sludge Field Laboratory - Discussions

Hi Johannes 🙂

Nice to see a MSQ lab topic here. What are the latest updates about it?

I have been a bit out of the loop lately 😷

If you need help with the website let me know.
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Re: Faecal Sludge Field Laboratory - Discussions

Dear Johannes,
Could you please share details about FSFL, MSQ and FAST or share relevant links. 
The link of FSFL you shared is under construction and A quick google search of MSQ lead me to this webpage . 

Also considering that testing is a continuous requirement, could these labs be useful in normal (non-humanitarian aid) times? 

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Dear Paresh, 

The homepage for the Faecal Sludge Field Laboratory is still under construction, but will (hopefully) be launched by the end of June. The homepage will be the focal point for the (Austrian Red Cross) dissemination activities for the field laboratory. 

In the Humanitarian Innovation Fund funded MSQ Project (you found the homepage) the prototype of the Faecal Sludge Field Laboratory was developed. Currently, Austrian Red Cross and Eawag are updating the analytical methods and the equipment list to the 2020 version of the Field Laboratory. 

While the Faecal Sludge Field Laboratory has been developed for use in humanitarian aid operation, the Field Laboratory can also be used in normal/peace/non-emergency times. It can offer analytical capabilities for a lot of different treatment plants at site and close in time. 
For me the operation of a laboratory for continuous process control and quality management is a basic requirement for the operation of a feacal sludge/wastewater treatment plant.

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Johannes

PS.: I will post a note as soon as the homepage goes live. 
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Hi Kris,

The last year Austrian Red Cross and Eawag have been working to include the lessons learned from the deployment in Cox's Bazar and the various trainings into the Faecal Sludge Field Laboratory version 2020. 
We have also prepared and submitted several project proposals for the ongoing development, refining and deployment of the Faecal Sludge Field Laboratory. Let's see if and hope that one gets funded. 

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