Resource Recovery from Faecal Sludge

About the training 

Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) is an evolving field with continual development and improvement happening in research methodologies. The research on resource recovery from faecal sludge is actively taking place worldwide. Resource recovery from faecal sludge can take many forms, including as a 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 co-compost, bio-char and dry 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
  • Fecal sludge treatment approaches and technologies
  • Resource recovery from fecal sludge
  • Laboratory skills on the sophisticated instruments
  • Analytical skill on the qualityparameters of co-compost/ biochar and fecal sludge


Highly interactive hands-on training:

  • Interactive input presentations
  • Microbial (Faecal coliform, coli and Salmonella) analysis of co-compost and dried sludgeby CFU/MPN method
  • Helminth eggs enumeration in co-compost and dry sludge by AmBic/ZnSO4 method
  • Quality analysis of dry sludge/co-compost/biochar using CHNS analyser (Carbon: Nitrogen ratio)
  • Heavy metal analysis of dry sludge/co-compost/ biochar using ICP-OES
  • NPK analysis of co-compost/ biochar(CHN analyser and ICP-OES)
  • Calorific value estimation of dry faecal sludge by bomb calorimeter
  • 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


  • Certification on successful completion of training
  • Hands on experience of Analyticalinstrumentation


                                          COURSE ORGANISERS

Dr Vinod Vijayan
Senior Research Scientist,
Phone: +91 9099115193

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

Dr. Kalyana Chakravarthy Sama
Research Scientist,
Phone: +91 9849661107


Dr. Ashitha Gopinath
Junior Research Scientist,
Phone: +91 7708319493

Dr. Megha Tyagi
Junior Research Scientist
Phone: +91 7283014642


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Course fee and facilities
Eligible candidates will be provided with 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 for 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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Route Map for AAETI, Neemli, Rajasthan