Sanitation experts at IRC have compiled the first version of a reference guide on low-cost sanitation for non-sewered service models, SanPack for short. Dr Christine Sijbesma and Joep Verhagen have collected materials that cover services for all stages of the sanitation life cycle, from preparation activities to the emptying, recycling and productive use of toilet contents. Per stage you can find a short intro text and links that lead you to relevant documents on a specific topic.
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- Sanitation systems, what should they acomplish and what does it mean for re-use and disposal - by: goeco August 24, 2017Hi Marijn, Phosphate levels in urine are too low for use as a balanced fertiliser. On the other hand, water with very low levels of pathogens and containing high levels of balanced NPK is potentially a valuable product for agriculture. The leachate from my domestic vermifilter grows plants exceptionally well in my phosphate deficient (worse, phosphate retent […]
- Call for specific small-scale / decentralised sewage treatment plant case studies and contacts in India - by: goeco August 24, 2017Hi Lukas, Innovative is not necessarily superior in my view. Depends on whether you see innovation as just introducing a new method, or the application of better solutions. We are categorizing by technologies/processes, and then including different products per technology... Different engineering companies simply sell sewage treatment plants (STPs) as their […]
- New SATO Connection System for Twin-Pit Pour Flush Latrines - by: goeco August 24, 2017Michal, I would be surprised that the carbon component of urea is 40% of the total carbon in our excreta. Feces are relatively high in carbon and the C/N ratio is pretty good for decomposition. Add pure urine and the nitrogen to carbon ratio goes through the roof. Everybody, The point I have been making all along is that with some simple modifications the de […]
- New SATO Connection System for Twin-Pit Pour Flush Latrines - by: MichalKulak August 23, 2017Hello Pawan, It is absolutely true. In our study, we looked at the twin pit system as a case study but this concerns all simple anaerobic toilet systems, including single pit latrine. I am not sure methane can be sequestered in the ground by the lack of ventilating pipe. My worry is that it is escaping somewhere. It would be good to verify the estimates with […]
- New SATO Connection System for Twin-Pit Pour Flush Latrines - by: pkjha August 23, 2017Dear Michal Emission of methane is from all toilets based on anaerobic condition like Septic tanks, single or two pit toilet, Shankar Balram toilet, ABR, Anaerobic filter, and Ecosan Toilet. It is not only Twin pit toilet where methane is formed. In case of twin pit toilet, there is no vent pipe and produced gases are not directly emitted in atmosphere. Such […]
- Sanitation systems, what should they acomplish and what does it mean for re-use and disposal - by: goeco August 24, 2017