New Delhi promised to build hundreds of public toilets for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Only 9 were built, and none of them are functioning. This short report from Al Jazeera’s Sohail Rahman highlights the fact that over 50 per cent of Indians have no access to clean toilets. It focuses on the lack of facilities in India’s growing cities and in schools. The report features rural development minister Jairam Ramesh, the inevitable Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh International and UNICEF India’s Suzanne Coates.
- Pathogen concentration in untreated fecal sludge - by: sharadaprasad December 19, 2014Hello all, I am trying to estimate the concentration of pathogens in untreated (fresh from the septic tank) septage. I could find papers that estimate the pathogen concentration in treated sludge but not in fresh septage. Many papers acknowledge the lack of data related to the biological characteristics of fecal sludge (data related to physical and chemical […]
- Re: Pathogen destruction in biogas plant vs ABR (Anaerobic Baffled Reactor) - by: Marijn Zandee December 19, 2014Dear Elisabeth, Thanks for giving my post a second life. Regarding the household scale biogas in Nepal. Many plants that are being build these days have toilets attached. And I must say that I do wonder sometimes about the potential for spreading pathogens that this poses. If we really consider this, I think once more we will come down to the discussion whet […]
- Re: Closed loop recycling of flush water through ABR and Constructed Wetland? - by: AquaVerde December 19, 2014Dear Chris, On the example of Mr. Pollmaecher's blackwater ABR-CW + slow sand-filter all on gravity, you may skip the swimming pool/koi-fish pond to may have a much simple system you may looking for, which will run for years without any maintenance. Gravity systems need a pump for reticulating water. At least this pump needs maintenance sooner or later. […]
- Re: Pathogen destruction in biogas plant vs ABR - by: MichaelCarr December 19, 2014Hi there all: I still have my L plates on but trying to catch up. I see two potential ways for further destruction of helminth eggs in fecal sludge - 1) aerobic thermophillic composting, mixed with other biomass. 2) laying sludge out in drying beds. How long does it take for UV light to positively kill all pathogens when laid out like this? From what I know, […]
- "Pulling" away from Open Defecation via Aspirational Marketing - by: denniskl December 18, 2014I have been observing the forums on SuSana and other sites about the problems of OD and sanitation and toilets etc. I have read the Compendium on Sanitation Systems and technologies, and I have done several online courses on sanitation and systems. I get the 8 systems, multiple technologies and I understand the CLTS process (or enough anyway). Not an Expert […]
- Pathogen concentration in untreated fecal sludge - by: sharadaprasad December 19, 2014
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