Co-Composting of Faecal Sludge and Municipal Organic Waste - A Literature and State-Of-Knowledge Review

Author: Strauss, M., Drescher, S., Zurbrügg, C., Montangero, A., Cofie, O., Drechsel, P.

Year: 2003

Publisher: Swiss Federal Institute of Environmental Science & Technology (EAWAG)

This review on the combined composting of (faecal) sludges and organic solid waste was produced as part of the project entitled „Cocomposting of Faecal Sludge and Organic Solid Waste in Kumasi, Ghana.“ The initial phase of the project was conducted within the programme „Sustainable Solid Waste Management and Sanitation“ which was financed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and coordinated by the pS-Eau/PDM.

The pilot project is co-ordinated by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in collaboration with the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, the city’s Waste Management Department (WMD, Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly) and SANDEC. Results of the investigation will help WMD to develop its biosolids management strategy and enable the project team to develop guidelines for planners and engineers on the option of co-composting.

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