Online training on Laboratory analysis of the performance evaluation of fecal sludge treatment plants (FSTPs)

Registration Closed

Training dates: July 27-29, 2020
Last date to Apply: July 23, 2020
Venue: Virtual Training on Zoom Platform
Course duration: 6 hours (2 hours per day)

About the Training
Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM) is an evolving field with continual developments and improvements happening in research methodologies. Safe faecal sludge and septage management includes safe containment of excreta in an onsite sanitation system, and regularly emptying and transporting faecal sludge and septage to a FSTP. Most of the low- and middle-income groups of the country reportedly currently rely on on-site technologies that produce tonnes of untreated faecal sludge every day. When septic tanks or pit latrines are full, the sludge collected from them is largely discharged untreated into open drains, irrigation fields, open lands or surface waters. Untreated faecal sludge discharged into the open environment poses serious public-health risks. To address the challenges, several faecal sludge treatment plants (FSTPs) have been set up across the country, while some are in the installation phase. The FSTPs have been designed by adopting diverse technologies depending on the end use or disposal options of the sludge and liquid streams. This online course focuses on the treatment efficiency of the leachate in the FSTPs and the efficacy or effectiveness of treating fecal sludge, by laboratory analysis of important chemical and biological parameters of leachate and treated wastewater. This online training is part of the CSE and Bill Melinda Gates Foundation collaboration on FSSM in India. After successful completion, CSE will provide the participation certificate for all the participants 

Capacity Building in new research methods, advances in FSSM science for various stakeholders

Learning Objectives

  • Focused on different treatment technologies adopted by FSTPs in India
  • Focused on important chemical and biological parameters of leachate and treated wastewater from FSTPs
  • Interpretation of analytical results to evaluate performance of FSTPs

Who Can Apply

  • Enthusiastic candidates working in the FSSM sector, Govt. NGOs etc.
  • University researchers / students




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Course Fee
Rs. 2,000 per participant (Indian)
USD 50 per participant (International)
Course Organizers
Dr. Vinod Vijayan
Senior Research Scientist,
+91 9099115193
Dr. Kalyana Chakravarthy Sama
Research Scientist, EML, CSE
Phone: +91 9849661107
Mr. Vinay Vikram Singh
Research Scientist, EML, CSE
+91 9953001764
Course Coordinator
Dr. Mrinal Mallik
Lab Head, EML, CSE
+91 9971181049
Top 5 Best performing participants
will get full scholarship for the onsite
training programme at AAETI