Drying test to determine FS characteristics

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Re: Drying test to determine FS characteristics

Hello Carys

One way around the lack of access to lab facilities is to build partnerships with local universities and work with students who may have an interest in research or practical sessions on the subject.

I am not sure which context and organisation you are representing, but this seems to work very well here in Zambia where I am based. In some cases, local water utility companies can also be of help.  

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Re: Drying test to determine FS characteristics

Hi,
You can use portable moisture meter to get an idea about total solids and portable COD analyzer for estimation of COD.
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Drying test to determine FS characteristics

Hello,

We have difficulty determining faecal sludge characteristics (TS, BOD, COD) due to lack of laboratory and testing facilities.  We are looking at drying beds as our preferred treatment option currently, but have very limited data (and lots of assumptions) for the design.

We are considering doing a small drying test to see in the field how quickly the faecal sludge dries, does anyone have any experience with this and or other ideas for very simple field measurements of faecal sludge parameters?
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