Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet (SLU), Sweden:
Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet (SLU) is responsible for research and education within the fields of agriculture, horticulture, forestry, veterinary medicine and landscaping. SLU works for a safe nutrient loop between the consumer and crop production, i.e. for safe recycling of excreta and biowaste. SLU has vast experience of capacity building projects within its fields of responsibility. The Environmental Engineering group, Department of Biometry and Engineering, has vast experience of assessments and developments of waste and wastewater systems, their effects on environment and use of resources, their function, robustness and acceptability. We have, in cooperation with partners, developed the software assessment package ORWARE/URWARE. This is based on LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) methodology. The properties of the different nutrient products from the sanitation system differ and cultivation experiments have been made to understand their best use. The recycled nutrient product must neither contain pathogens nor chemical contaminants and to this end we research methods for their elimination, both conventional methods, e.g. composting, and innovative resource efficient methods, e.g. addition of urea or hydrogen peroxide. We are experienced in dissemination and have co-organized conferences, seminars, workshops and courses in South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Mexico, India, Germany, in addition to Sweden.
Main role in the project
Group leader of EG 2 (Recycle of nutrients, agricultural and aquaculture potential). SLU participated as an external collaborator, in account on their vast experience carrying out projects in Africa, in the development of multidisciplinary criteria for evaluation and classification of peri-urban and rural settlements with no access to improved sanitation (task 1.1). They were the responsible for linking and empowering existing and new specialised training activities (task 8.4.1) and also supported in the evaluation of innovative sanitation technologies (task 3.2) and the formation of research clusters (task 7.2), among others tasks. Jointly with BOATA, they published at least one article concerning the EG2 (Recycle of nutrients, agricultural and aquaculture potential).
|Prof. Hakan JÖNSSON|
|Address:||Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences |
7032 Ulls väg 30a
| Phone: |
|+46 18 67 18 86 |
+46 18 67 36 29