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Project opportunity: applying urine-based fertiliser in aeroponics

Proposed Title: Identifying optimal application rates of urine-based fertilizer for basil grown in climate-controlled aeroponics chambers.

Credits: 30 credits; Level: Advanced
Subject: Technology or Environmental Science
Start: Fall 2019 (flexible)

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Master’s thesis project: identifying logistics for new sanitation systems products

Proposed Title: Identifying effective transport systems and logistics for new sanitation systems that produce fertilisers from human wastes.

Credits: 30 credits; Level: Advanced
Subject: Technology or Environmental Science
Start: As soon as possible

Background: In the sanitation sector, there is growing recognition that we urgently need to change the way we handle, treat, and recycle human wastes in our environment. At the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), the environmental engineering research group has developed the ‘urine dehydrator’, an exciting new technology that converts liquid human urine into a hygienic, commercial-quality, dry fertiliser. The technology involves two steps, (a) using a urine-diverting toilet at home, to separately collect urine without the faeces; and (b) drying the urine within an alkaline substrate that placed is placed in the urine dehydrator.

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Student project: Simulation model to support sanitation planning game – nutrient recovery

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic student to assist in developing a computer model that simulates the impacts of different technology choices for management of wastewater flows. The model will be incorporated into a serious game that we are developing to guide sanitation planners and decision-makers. The game is a multi-stakeholder, spatial planning game for municipal sanitation which focuses on resource recovery. It will allow for a visual representation of what technologies can be used and what resources can be recovered from sanitation facilities.

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Project opportunity: Life cycle assessment of large scale fly larvae composting in Swedish conditions

Foto: Viktoria Wiklicky

Titel: Livscykelanalys av fluglarvskompostering under storskaliga sve

Title:Life Cycle Assessment of Large Scale Fly Larvae Composting in Swedish Conditions
Credits: 30 credits
Level: Advanced
Subject: Technology or environmental science
Start: As soon as possible

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