Application of Integrated Renewables in a Closed Sanitation System
Virginia Clement a
a SPECIFIC IKC, College of Engineering, Swansea University, SA2 7AX, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Proceedings of SUNRISE September Symposium 2021 ‘Powering Green Recovery’ (SUNRISEIII)
Online, Spain, 2021 September 20th - 22nd
Organizers: Hari Upadhyaya, Adrian Walters, James Durrant, Sara Walters and Georgia Bevan
Poster, Virginia Clement, 040
Publication date: 14th September 2021

Lack of safe sanitation in poor countries, combined with rapid urbanisation and population growth generates enormous quantities of faecal sludge (FS). This is often being buried or openly disposed of locally, polluting water sources and causing outbreaks of disease.

In Durban, South Africa, we mimicked faecal sludge (FS) drying beds within an enhanced cladding enclosure and used this to examine existing passive and renewable energy technologies abilities to expedite drying.

The cladding has provided a 35% increase in temperature within the enclosures during the winter period. This presentation explains the design and focusses on the opportunities to adapt and enhance existing drying beds at low cost and recover valuable resources from the FS to contribute towards sustainable sanitation goals.

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