Resource Recovery and Recycling in Sanitation is Key to Health, Water and Food Security


Procedia Technology
Prithvi Simha
Melvin Mathew
Pulak Jain
M. Ganesapillaid

This study argues that the issue of sanitation and the solutions to it extends far beyond its mere access; any envisioned improvement in sanitation technology must strive to rectify the shortcomings in centralized wastewater treatment wherein end-of-pipe technologies have been favored. Illustrates that simultaneous provisioning of ‘access’ and ‘improved sanitation’ through urine diversion and resource recovery can help create multiple-win scenarios in developing countries especially in terms of health, food and water security.