This Compendium aims at pulling the main information on sanitation technologies together in one volume. Moreover, the Compendium is to promote a systems approach; sanitation devices and technologies should always be considered as parts of an entire system.
This second, revised edition of the Compendium presents a huge range of information on sanitation systems and technologies in one volume. By ordering and structuring tried and tested technologies into once concise document, the reader is provided with a useful planning tool for making more informed decisions.
Part 1 describes different system configurations for a variety of contexts.
Part 2 consists of 57 different technology information sheets, which describe the main advantages, disadvantages, applications and the appropriateness of the technologies required to build a comprehensive sanitation system. Each technology information sheet is complemented by a descriptive illustration
French and Spanish versions (First edition) of the compendium are also available in the SuSanA library.
The French version is available here:
Author(s) Tilley, E. et al.
Published in: 2014
Publisher Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), Duebendorf, Switzerland
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