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Perspective

Pitfalls and progress: a perspective on achieving sustainable sanitation for all

This article provides a perspective on the reasons behind why we have not yet achieved sustainable sanitation for all, i.e. universal access to some form of improved toilet and sludge management services, and presents research needs and strategies for moving closer to this goal.

Graphical abstract: Pitfalls and progress: a perspective on achieving sustainable sanitation for all
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The feasibility of char and bio-oil production from pyrolysis of pit latrine sludge

Biochar production is favoured from stabilised pit latrine sludge with lower water and volatile solids content.

Graphical abstract: The feasibility of char and bio-oil production from pyrolysis of pit latrine sludge
From the themed collection: Sanitation
Open Access Paper

Virus inactivation in stored human urine, sludge and animal manure under typical conditions of storage or mesophilic anaerobic digestion

Viruses represent major disease transmitting agents carried by human excreta and animal manure.

Graphical abstract: Virus inactivation in stored human urine, sludge and animal manure under typical conditions of storage or mesophilic anaerobic digestion
From the themed collection: Sanitation
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How sociopolitical factors affected the implementation of Cape Town's vacuum sewer

This paper discusses various institutional and social conflicts that detrimentally affected the implementation of a vacuum sewer in South Africa.

Graphical abstract: How sociopolitical factors affected the implementation of Cape Town's vacuum sewer
From the themed collection: Sanitation
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Selection of screw characteristics and operational boundary conditions to facilitate post-flush urine and faeces separation within single household sanitation systems

This article demonstrates the application of a screw auger to separate fresh urine and faeces in a household scale sanitation system.

Graphical abstract: Selection of screw characteristics and operational boundary conditions to facilitate post-flush urine and faeces separation within single household sanitation systems
From the themed collection: Sanitation
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Testing methods for new pit latrine designs in rural and peri-urban areas of Malawi where conventional testing is difficult to employ

There is a trend towards participation of users in the design of appropriate sanitation facilities for low-income countries.

Graphical abstract: Testing methods for new pit latrine designs in rural and peri-urban areas of Malawi where conventional testing is difficult to employ
From the themed collection: Sanitation
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Achieving sustainable sanitation chains through better informed and more systematic improvements: lessons from multi-city research in Sub-Saharan Africa

Consolidating findings from research managed by 5 international consortia considering the factors that influence the development and effectiveness of sanitation service chains in 9 cities of Francophone and Anglophone Africa.

Graphical abstract: Achieving sustainable sanitation chains through better informed and more systematic improvements: lessons from multi-city research in Sub-Saharan Africa
From the themed collection: Sanitation
Open Access Paper

Cost-effectiveness and community impacts of two urine-collection programs in rural South Africa

The cost-effectiveness of two different urine-collection programs in South Africa are modelled over a range of parameters and are interpreted from the perspective of both the municipality and the community.

Graphical abstract: Cost-effectiveness and community impacts of two urine-collection programs in rural South Africa
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Pee power urinal – microbial fuel cell technology field trials in the context of sanitation

This paper reports on the pee power urinal field trials, which are using microbial fuel cells for internal lighting.

Graphical abstract: Pee power urinal – microbial fuel cell technology field trials in the context of sanitation
From the themed collection: Sanitation
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Optimisation and costing of faecal sludge management options for Lusaka's informal settlements

This paper presents a methodology to support the implementation of Faecal Sludge Management services in informal settlements in Lusaka, The Republic of Zambia.

Graphical abstract: Optimisation and costing of faecal sludge management options for Lusaka's informal settlements
From the themed collection: Sanitation
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About this collection

Guest Edited by Editorial Board member Dr Michael Templeton (Imperial College London), this themed collection gathers a variety of manuscripts focused on sanitation research.

The collection seeks to showcase novel work on sanitation, covering topics such as onsite sanitation technologies, solutions for areas with high water tables, sanitation for emergency relief situations, faecal sludge properties and treatment, biogas recovery technologies at household scale, sanitation service models, simplified sewerage and drainage, urban sanitation challenges and large-scale sanitation solutions.

If you are currently doing research on sanitation and would like to contribute to this ongoing collection, please get in touch with us.

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