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Market driven approach for faecal sludge treatment products

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posted on 2018-02-12, 15:11 authored by Nienke Andriessen, Lars Schoebitz, Magalie Bassan, S. Bollier, Linda Strande
Inadequate management and treatment of faecal sludge continues to pose risks for public and environmental health. Given the variability of faecal sludge and location-specific nature of solutions, it is difficult to decide on treatment objectives and performance goals for treatment. The Market Driven Approach was developed as a quantitative methodology to determine which faecal sludge treatment products have the highest market potential in a defined location. This methodology provides a way to compare treatment products based on their real value for resource recovery. This paper discusses the results and lessons learned from field-testing in five cities across Africa and South-East Asia.



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ANDRIESSEN, N. ... et al, 2017. Market driven approach for faecal sludge treatment products. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Local action with international cooperation to improve and sustain water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services: Proceedings of the 40th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough, UK, 24-28 July 2017, Paper 2807, 6pp.


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