Hands-on laboratory training for working professionals infaecal sludge Management

Management of sanitation system has been a long term challenge, explicitly for low and middle income countries like India. Nevertheless, Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) is an evolving field worldwide with continual development and improvement happening in research methodologies.Therefore, skill development for testing the quality of faecal sludge and treated wastewater becomes the primary objective. This course focuses on some of the basic and recent advances in laboratory analysis ofphyisco-chemical and biological parameters of 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 for 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 Nimli, near Alwar, Rajasthan.

What you will learn:

  • Introduction to fecal sludge management and Fecal sludge treatment approaches and technologies
  • Sample collection, storage and transportation
  • Safety measures to be taken during handling of faecal sludge
  • Physio-chemical analysis of faecal sludge
  • Biological (Helminth eggs, faecal coliform, coli) analysis of faecal sludge
  • Analytical equipment calibration and methodology validation.
  • Good laboratory practices


Highly interactive hands-on training:

  • Interactive input presentations
  • Field visit to faecal sludge treatment plant fortechnology demonstration.
  • Analysis of physico-chemical parameters such as pH.Total solids, BOD, COD, TKN,Ammoniacal nitrogen, and Total phosphate
  • Analysis of microbial parameters such as faecal coliform and coliin faecal sludge
  • A hands-on testing of Helminths egg enumeration in fecal sludge
  • Analytical equipment calibration (pH meter, Micropipette, Glassware’s, Centrifuge, Balance, Spectrometer) and methodology validation.

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Ms. Saumya
Research Associate
Phone: +919871314376

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

Mr. Arvind Singh Senger
Principal Scientist,
Phone: +91 8879948011



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Course Date
June 24 - 28, 2024
Last Date to Apply
June 5, 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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