Faeces refer to (semi-solid) excrement that is not mixed with urine or water. Depending on diet, each person produces approximately 50 L per year of faecal matter. Fresh faeces contain about 80% water. Of the total nutrients excreted, faeces contain about 12% N, 39% P, 26% K and have 107 to 109 faecal coliforms in100 mL.
Glossary Term Name