Combining food waste and sewage sludge for improving STP economic feasibility – examples from Scandinavia and Asian cities

Sahu, AK

Waste Monitor, 2019


Currently only about 30% of India's population is connected to a sewage network and there are plans for many large infrastructure projects. This presents a great opportunity to adopt the Best Available Technologies (BAT) and develop strategies for efficient management of local waste streams with similar organic properties.

Indian municipalities usually have different departments and regulations for waste and sewage management. This article aims to be of inspiration for how to succeed with co-digestion of food waste and sewage sludge. The case studies cover several cities in Scandinavia, China and South Korea.

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