Bath University scientists hope research into fake excrement could tackle waste-related illness in countries that lack efficient sanitation. Through developing fake human excrement, researchers hope that by studying the sludge they will be able to help billions people around the world who do not have access to a flushing toilet and rely on static sanitation systems, like pit latrines, to deal with their waste.

The researchers hope their project will have a significant impact in reducing illness and death associated with the unregulated disposal of faecal sludge, and provide vital information for governments and NGOs about how best to dry it out using low-cost, low-energy solutions.

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