Advanced Laboratory Training in the Quality Analysis of Biosolids

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Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) is an evolving field with continual development and improvement happening in research methodologies. Research on resource recovery from faecal sludge (FS) is actively taking place worldwide. Resource recovery from faecal sludge can take many forms, including fuel, soil amendment, compost, building material, protein, animal fodder, and water for irrigation.This course focuses on some of the recent advances in laboratory analysis ofphyisco-chemical and biological parameters of biosolids derived from faecal sludge. This training is part of the Centre for Science and Environment and Bill Melinda Gates Foundation collaboration on FSM in India. In-house experts and lab scientists from CSE’s Environment Monitoring Laboratory (EML) will guide participants through the sessions and help them learn lab analysis using state-of-the-art equipment and methods. The hands-on approach to the program means that participants get to perform the lab experiments on their own and can enhance their skills while working on some of the best equipment and protocols in their class. The training will be held in CSE’s residential campus in Neemli, near Alwar, Rajasthan.

What you will learn: 

  • Introduction to faecal sludge management and faecal sludge treatment approaches and technologies
  • Sample collection, storage, and transportation
  • Resource recovery from faecal sludge
  • Safety measures to be taken during handling of FS based biosolids
  • Analytical skills on the qualityparameters of biosolids
  • Laboratory skills inthe sophisticated instruments
  • Analytical equipment calibration and methodology validation.
  • Good laboratory practices


Highly interactive hands-on training:

  • Interactive input presentations
  • Analysis of physico-chemical parameters
  • Microbial (faecal coliform, coli and Salmonella) analysis ofbiosolidsby CFU/MPN method
  • Helminth eggs enumeration in biosolidsby AmBic/ZnSO4 method
  • Quality analysis of biosolidsusing CHNS analyser (Carbon: nitrogen ratio)
  • Heavy metal analysis of biosolidsusing ICP-OES
  • NPK analysis of biosolids (CHN analyser and ICP-OES)
  • Calorific value estimation of biosolidsby bomb calorimeter
  • Hands-on experiments and analytical equipment; ICP-OES, CHNS, Bomb calorimeter, Spectrometer, pH meter, etc.
  • Analytical equipment calibration (pH meter, Micropipette, Glassware, Centrifuge, Balance, ICP-OES, Spectrometer) and methodology validation.
  • Individual and group assignments

Who can apply:

  • A minimum of 1-year experience in the WASH /FSM/Waste management sector
  • University/college researchers/ professors /scientistsworking in the area of wastewater or FSM
  • Managers or technicians in the Govt. and Pvt. Water/wastewater/FS testing laboratory

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Dr. Kalyana Chakravarthy Sama
Senior Research Scientist
Phone: +91 9676672769

Dr. Vinod Vijayan
Deputy Lab Head
Phone: +91 9099115193



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Course Date
January 15 - 19, 2024
Last Date to Apply
January 8, 2024
  • A certification on successful completion of training
  • Hands-on experience inanalyticalinstrumentation
Course fee and facilities
Eligible candidates will be provided with a scholarship for this training by CSE. This support will also cover the cost of stay, including all meals.
  • Participants shall only be provided ground transport from Delhi to AAETI(training venue)and back toDelhi.
  • Participants need to bear the cost of their travel to reach Delhi and back to their hometown.
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