MSc (Eng, Distinction) Water, Sanitation and Health Engineering, University of Leeds (2013-2014)
BEng (Hons, 1st) General Engineering (Civil Stream), Durham University (2010-2013)
Start Date: 1st October 2017
3A135 Cottrell Building
Biological & Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Natural Sciences
University of Stirling
Stirling, Scotland, FK9 4LA
The role of insect larvae for the sustainable management of faecal wastes in sub-Saharan Africa
Sustainable management of faecal sludge from pit latrines and other on-site sanitation systems in sub-Saharan Africa constitutes a serious public and environmental health challenge. This project will explore the potential role of the black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) as a faecal sludge treatment strategy. Black soldier fly larvae have proven potential in processing large volumes of organic matter, reducing volume, pathogen load, and smell, and are already used to treat municipal organic waste around the world. Black soldier fly treatment plants also offer the opportunity to recover value from faecal sludge by harvesting products from the treatment process for use in agriculture and aquaculture, which can improve sanitation and food security simultaneously, and provide economic impetus.
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The PhD is funded by NERC via the IAPETUS Doctoral Training Partnership. My host institutions are The University of Stirling and Durham University.