This Laboratory Assessment aims to evaluate the capacity of existing laboratories in technical universities (CUET, KUET, RUET, and SUST) across different regions of the country to test the characterizing parameters of fecal sludge and wastewater. The assessment also aims to identify any gaps in their testing capabilities. Additionally, the assessment includes a strategy to support the development of fecal sludge testing laboratories in these technical universities and enhance their capacity through training.
An important goal of the Fecal Sludge Testing Protocol is to facilitate laboratory personnel, researchers, or students in testing various characterizing parameters. The protocol also provides a step-by-step guide for laboratory users to conduct tests on different types of fecal sludge, such as liquid, solid, and slurry.
The main goal of setting up a "Reference Fecal Sludge Testing Laboratory" in the country hosting at BUET, having a variety of facilities to carry out various FS tests (including effluent and sludge), and providing its services to the recipients.