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Can International Nonsewered Sanitation Standards Help Solve the Global Sanitation Crisis?

Cid, Clément A. and Abiola, Francine and Starkl, Markus (2022) Can International Nonsewered Sanitation Standards Help Solve the Global Sanitation Crisis? Environmental Science and Technology, 56 (2). pp. 699-706. ISSN 0013-936X. doi:10.1021/acs.est.1c03471.

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To address one of the most severe global challenges affecting human health and the environment, two new voluntary product standards (ISO 30500 and ISO 31800) for nonsewered sanitation systems (NSSS) and fecal sludge treatment units (FSTUs) have been developed and published. While providing stringent voluntary product requirements for the containment and the treatment of human excreta with safe outputs (air, liquids, and solids), ISO 30500 and ISO 31800 make the inextricable connections between environmental emission thresholds, technical innovations, and sustainability aspects of NSSS and FSTUs. The purpose of this feature is to discuss these connections.

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Additional Information:© 2022 American Chemical Society. Published online 4 January 2022. Published in issue 18 January 2022. This work was supported, in whole or in part, by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (grant INV-003227, C.A.C). This work was accomplished using information and results generated as part of the collaborative project “Identifying best available technologies for decentralized wastewater treatment and resource recovery for India” with cofunding from the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 Programme (grant agreement number 821427) (M.S.). We also thank Justin Brown (Sedron Technologies, Sedro-Woolley, WA), Zi Fu Lee (University of Science & Technology Beijing, China), Rebecca Clare Sindall (Pollution Research Group, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa), and Sean McBeath (California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA) for their help. The authors declare no competing financial interest.
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Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationINV-003227
European Research Council (ERC)821427
Subject Keywords:sustainability; standards; nonsewered sanitation; fecal sludge management
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Official Citation:Can International Nonsewered Sanitation Standards Help Solve the Global Sanitation Crisis? Clément A Cid, Francine Abiola, and Markus Starkl. Environmental Science & Technology 2022 56 (2), 699-706; DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c03471
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Deposited On:18 Jan 2022 15:17
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