Imperial College London

MrYogesh JanardhanBadekar

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Postgraduate
 
 
 
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Contact

 

yogesh-janardhan.badekar21

 
 
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Location

 

304Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Yogesh is a PhD student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London, where he works under the supervision of Prof Michael Templeton and co-supervision of Dr Laure Sione. His research focuses on understanding and improving Tiger Worm Toilets, which involve utilizing a worm-based ecosystem to convert human waste into vermi-compost and liquid effluent. Tiger Worm Toilets have recently been proven to yield several benefits over conventional pit latrines, which tend to fill up quickly, emit odours, and can pose environmental and public health risks. 

The research includes field investigations of operating Tiger Worm Toilets and a laboratory analysis of the compost and effluent quality. The research will also examine the user experience, cost-effectiveness, and safety management aspects associated with Tiger Worm Toilets that are already in use in India and possibly other locations in Africa. 

Yogesh obtained BTech in Civil Engineering with a minor in Construction Project Management from MIT Academy of Engineering Pune, India. He then completed his MSc in Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London.