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Factsheet: Urine source separation

Wastewater contains valuable resources. However, because existing wastewater management systems have been designed primarily for pollution control and hygiene, the recovery of resources from wastewater is cumbersome. Source separation is an alternative system which can facilitate resource recovery: the waste streams urine, faeces and greywater are collected separately and treated according to their properties. A new factsheet shows challenges and opportunities of urine separation.

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