Industry and Exhibition Track: Thermal Processing | Meeting Room 2.4.1
Thermal treatment of human feces is an effective means of managing both volume reduction and pathogen kill. In this work, a detailed combustion profile of fecal solid waste was measured using micro-combustion and bomb calorimetery. Sample sets from multiple locations were obtained from both point of source (toilet – India, United States, South Africa) and pit latrine (Kenya). Results include heat release profiles, volatile, char, and ash mass fractions, and the caloric content of volatiles and char. These data allow for the optimization of current thermal processes and advances technologies where thermal remediation is core to processing fecal solid waste.