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Potential use of the black soldier fly larvae in faecal sludge management: a study in Durban, South Africa

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posted on 09.11.2018 by Ellen Mutsakatira, Chris Buckley, Susan J. Mercer
This study was performed to determine the bioconversion and waste reduction capabilities using the Black Soldier Fly larvae (BSFL) on treating Urine Diversion Toilet (UDT) sludge on a full-scale plant. A bioconversion of 10 % wet basis and a mean relative waste reduction of 41 % wet basis was achieved over a period of 13 days using 6-day-old larvae. The study is a preliminary study to identify and quantify useful design parameters and material flows, which would assist in improving the system by increasing the bioconversion and waste reduction of UDT sludge.
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The authors would like to extend thanks to Khanyisa Projects for funding and to The BioCycle for supplying the neonates and guidance on the BSFL process.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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Transformation towards sustainable and resilient WASH services: Proceedings of the 41st WEDC International Conference

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MUTSAKATIRA, E., BUCKLEY, C. and MERCER, S.J., 2018. Potential use of the black soldier fly larvae in faecal sludge management: a study in Durban, South Africa. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Transformation towards sustainable and resilient WASH services: Proceedings of the 41st WEDC International Conference, Nakuru, Kenya, 9-13 July 2018, Paper 2994, 7 pp.

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2018

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This is a conference paper.

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Nakuru, Kenya

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