EPSRC logo

Details of Grant 

EPSRC Reference: GR/K63269/01
Title: DOMESTIC SANITARY WASTE DISPOSAL: SUSTAINABILITY OF ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES
Principal Investigator: Davies, Dr JW
Other Investigators:
Lill, Dr D Hendry, Ms S Dunkerley, Ms J
Jones, Professor PM Jones, Professor P Ashley, Professor RM
Butler, Professor D Fidler, Mr W
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Pre Nexus Migration Scottish Water
Department: Faculty of Arch & the Built Environment
Organisation: University of Westminster
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 September 1995 Ends: 28 February 1999 Value (£): 7,593
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Waste Management Water Engineering
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Environment
Related Grants:
Panel History:  
Summary on Grant Application Form
In developed countries domestic sewage is normally disposed using waterborne collection systems (sewers) leading to wastewater treatment plants (WTPs). Such waste includes a range of solid material, generally introduced via the water closet (WC): faecal matter, toilet paper and 'sanitary refuse'. There are a number of initiatives in the UK to encourage the disposal of sanitary refuse away from the sewered route into the solid waste stream. Whilst the waterborne route is now perceived by water utilities not to be the most efficient disposal route, as yet no comprehensive studies have been undertaken to evaluate the alternative methods of sanitary waste disposal. If disposal via the solid waste stream is preferable, the advantages have not been quantified and no benefit-cost assessments have been made. The proposed study will provide the opportunity to address the technical, social, health, legal, economic and institutional issues related to alternative systems for sanitary waste disposal particularly as regards which form of system is likely to be the most sustainable.
Key Findings
This information can now be found on Gateway to Research (GtR) http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk
Potential use in non-academic contexts
This information can now be found on Gateway to Research (GtR) http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk
Impacts
Description This information can now be found on Gateway to Research (GtR) http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk
Summary
Date Materialised
Sectors submitted by the Researcher
This information can now be found on Gateway to Research (GtR) http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk
Project URL:  
Further Information:  
Organisation Website: http://www.wmin.ac.uk