GraduateStudent
Sharada Prasad

Sharada’s research is focused on recov­ery of nutri­ents, pri­mar­ily Phos­pho­rous, from human waste, par­tic­u­larly sep­tage, and their reuse in Indian agri­cul­ture. His work focuses on under­stand­ing poli­cies and reg­u­la­tions that encour­age busi­nesses to facil­i­tate reuse of sep­tage as fer­til­izer. He is inter­ested in know­ing why some farm­ers do not use fae­cal sludge irre­spec­tive of its high nutri­ent value. He is explor­ing frame­works to quan­ti­fy­ the micro­bial risks involved in col­lec­tion and reuse of sep­tage, and esti­mate poten­tial Phos­pho­rous and Nitro­gen that can be aug­mented by reuse. His research also encom­passes social and envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice issues aris­ing out of caste based dis­crim­i­na­tion in India. He uses pho­tog­ra­phy to com­mu­ni­cate his research.

 

 

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