Welcome to the Pollution Research Group
 Welcome to the Pollution Research Group

Welcome to the Pollution Research Group. The Group is a professional research centre based in University of KwaZulu Natal’s School of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) which conducts innovative research projects on water resources, waste water reclamation, the impact of effluents on local environments, sanitation systems, and other water related environmental issues. 
About Pollution Resarch Group at UKZN

Partnering for Success

A multi-million rand two-phase research study on a hygienic, safe, affordable and low environmental impact toilet system; receives generous funding from the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

VUNA report

The Valorisation of Urine Nutrients (VUNA) report details the development of a new and improved sanitation system that allows for nutrient recovery from urine in order to promote sanitation.

PRG projects at UKZN


We are currently working on a number of projects funded by the WRC and are a a recipient of various Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grants. We recently signed a second Memorandum of Agreement with the eThekwini Water and Sanitation, to provide research support to their unit.