Guide to Sanitation Resource-Recovery Products & Technologies. A Supplement to the Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies
Author: Mcconville, J., Niwagaba, C., Nordin, A., Ahlström, M., Namboozo, V., Kiffe, M.
Publisher: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
The aim of this document is to provide an overview of the possibilities for resource recovery from sanitation and provide guidance on treatment processes to achieve safe products for reuse. The focus of this document is on resource recovery from the organic wastes managed in sanitation systems and, to a lesser extent, on the recovery of water and energy generation. Resource recovery sanitation systems are defined as systems that safely recycle excreta and organic waste while minimising the use of non-renewable resources such as water and chemicals. Safe recycling means that waste flows are managed so that physical, microbial and chemical risks are minimised. Thus, the recycled product should not pose any significant health threat or environmental impact when correctly used.
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