Jun 11, 2018
It was an excellent learning opportunity with a new challenging field of research. I am keen to register more subjects in the future in related subjects under your mentoring. RegardsDr. Bhaskar Das
Jun 09, 2017
Highly recommended course for anyone who wants to learn about the basics of Faecal Sludge Management. I thank the instructors and the entire team for a thorough coverage of topics in FSM.
von KARINE LACROIX•
May 17, 2019
Very interesting, well explained and easy to understand. It is also a good presentation of the corresponding book.
von shweta mohurle•
Apr 30, 2019
Unplanted sludge drying beds are shallow filters filled with sand and gravel with an under-drain at
the bottom to collect leachate. Sludge is discharged onto the surface for dewatering (Figure 7.1). The
drying process in a drying bed is based on drainage of liquid through the sand and gravel to the bottom
of the bed, and evaporation of water from the surface of the sludge to the air. The design as well as the
operation of the drying bed is fairly straightforward, provided the sludge loading rate is well selected
and the inlet points for depositing the sludge onto the bed are properly designed. Depending on the
faecal sludge (FS) characteristics, a variable fraction of approximately 50-80% of the sludge volume
drains off as a liquid (or leachate), which needs to be collected and treated prior to discharge (Tilley
et al., 2014). After reaching the desired dryness, the sludge is removed from the bed manually or
mechanically. Further processing for stabilization and pathogen reduction may be required depending
on the intended end-use option. When considering the installation of a drying bed, the ease of operation
and low cost needs to be considered against the relatively large footprint and odor potential.
von Daniel Droy•
Mar 28, 2019
Really enjoyed this course, which was professionally presented and facilitated. Great overview of FSM and hub of information.
von Carlos Manuel Barco Blanco•
Mar 23, 2019
A very usefull engineering tool box
von SARAVANAN RAMIAH SHANMUGAM•
Mar 08, 2019
This course provides with a basic overview of various steps involved with faecal Sludge collection, transport and treatment. It also gives information on alternative uses of faecal sludge such as nutrient and energy recovery. A very good learning course for individuals who are concerned with faecal waste treatment. I personally learned a lot by taking this course.
Jan 09, 2019
this course is very useful in WATER SANITATION HYGIENE sector.
it helped me in understanding very new concepts related to FSM.
thank you .coursera and EWAG team.
von Md.Tawhidur Rahaman•
Dec 26, 2018
Very informative & up to date global practices are included in this course. I would like to suggest this course for engineering students, professional engineers,environmental experts and development professionals.
Dec 17, 2018
Excellent course covering all aspects
von Pankaj Ashok Shukla•
Dec 06, 2018
von KIMBERLY KING•
Sep 22, 2018
This was a great refresher for me, AND I gleaned new and affirming information.