QSDsan: Quantitative Sustainable Design for Sanitation and Resource Recovery Systems#
QSDsan is an open-source, community-led platform for the quantitative sustainable design (QSD)  of sanitation and resource recovery systems . It leverages existing platforms such as BioSTEAM  with enhanced features tailored to sanitation an resource recovery technologies. Through the integration with DMsan (decision-making for sanitation and resource recovery systems), this platform can be used to guide the research, development, and deployment (RD&D) of early-stage technologies considering location-specific parameters and stakeholder priorities.
If you are new to Python, we are developing beginner tutorials with step-to-step guidance starting from setting up your Python environment.
The easiest way is through
pip, in command-line interface (Anaconda prompt, terminal):
pip install qsdsan
If you need to update:
pip install -U qsdsan
Or for a specific version (replace X.X.X with the version number):
pip install qsdsan==X.X.X
If you want to install the latest GitHub version at the main branch:
pip install git+https://github.com/QSD-Group/QSDsan.git
You can also download the package from PyPI.
Note that development of this package is currently under initial stage with limited backward compatibility, please feel free to submit an issue for any questions regarding package upgrading.
Join the Community#
We would like to build an open and welcoming community, you can always post issues on our GitHub homepage or contact any of the Quantitative Sustainable Design Group members. We are always excited to have new members in our team.
QSDsan is and will stay open source under University of Illinois/NCSA Open Source License. Any third-party packages copied from
QSDsan must be strictly open-source (not copy-left nor open-access). Please refer to the license page for details.
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