Resource Archive – 2018

Diagram of Potential Use Cases

Author: STeP
Country of focus: Global
Published: March 2018

Brief description:

Where a J-OP is located will depend on the type and location of its inputs. Co-location with a sewage treatment plant has numerous benefits like access to biosolids and existing infrastructure for dewatering and treating filtrate from the dewatering step. Permitting may also be made easier through co-location. The J-OP can also be constructed in a greenfield site as part of a fecal sludge treatment plant that includes effluent treatment or can act as a centralized processing center for high cake solids dewatered offsite. A range of auxiliary fuel sources (such as municipal solid waste or dry biomass), can be incorporated to increase uptime and energy output.

Market Insights for the RT: Europe

Author: BCG
Country of focus: Europe, France, Poland
Published: February 2018

Brief description:

This study focuses on Europe, looking at the opportunity for the RT in the region as well as specifically in France and Poland. The contrasts between France and Poland help articulate two very distinct SURT/MURT markets in Europe; a western European market that looks closer to the US with high sewerage and an eastern/southern European market that still has unmet need for improved sanitation. Regulations have a stronger influence on the market potential for the RT in this region, and thus there is an emphasis on articulating its impacts.

Case Studies in Gender Integration

Author: Partner
Country of focus: Global
Published: February 2018

Brief description:

Lack of awareness about gender differences and inequalities can create barriers to effective sanitation programming. Integrating a gender lens, on the other hand, can reveal important differences and inequalities. These case studies in gender and sanitation are intended to offer readers an opportunity to unpack and understand the role of gender differences in driving sanitation outcomes, how programs identify and seek to address these differences, and whether the program also promotes gender equality and women’s empowerment. Each of the three sanitation sector case studies focuses on different parts of the value chain to illustrate the many ways that gender impacts sanitation outcomes for men and women.

Global Database of Fecal Sludge Accumulation Rate and Total Solids

Author: STeP
Country of focus: Global
Published: February 2018

Brief description:

As partners build technologies, devise business models, and develop market launch strategies, location specific sludge accumulation rates should be consulted for accurate planning.  This resource catalogues key fecal sludge accumulation rates and total solids values in over 10 low- and middle-income countries in Africa and Asia. The fecal sludge accumulation rates for pit latrines versus septic tanks are reported as the theoretical values assumed for conducting market sizing and analysis. The BMGF 10-Country study (unpublished, internal document) is a primary source for these data values, along with a variety of other sources.

Sludge Thickening, Dewatering and Drying Technologies

Author: STeP
Country of focus: Global
Published: January 2018

Brief description:

Sludge pre-processing is a critical first step for many OP technologies, with different technologies having varying input requirements. This landscape explores established and emerging thickening, dewatering and drying technologies and includes data on system characteristics such as: current suppliers, cake solids produced, capacity and polymer usage.

J-OP Global Economic Model

Author: STeP
Country of focus: Global
Published: Coming Soon

Brief description:

Understanding the economics of a J-OP in a particular setting is critical – especially to determine whether a J-OP offers the most affordable method for a city to achieve its sanitation objectives. The Excel model provides a useful starting point for anyone seeking to evaluate the economics of a J-OP project. Of course, it is important to take into account the local context – for example, the value of and potential market for byproducts, as well as the cost of key inputs.