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Possibly as cheap as $20 per household in warm areas, assuming shared toilet banks. Practical, realistic designs have not undergone the "value engineering" necessary for this application yet, so are still too costly, although clearly a cheap, basic, functional unit for any given climate could be created.
 
Possibly as cheap as $20 per household in warm areas, assuming shared toilet banks. Practical, realistic designs have not undergone the "value engineering" necessary for this application yet, so are still too costly, although clearly a cheap, basic, functional unit for any given climate could be created.
 
Water System
 
Water System
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==Priorities==
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*[[public health]] is the overwhelming priority.
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*low cost is essential - if it's not cheap, it won't be used as much and won't achieve as much.
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*low ecological impact is very desirable if it doesn't compromise public health.
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*suitable for various [[culture|cultural]] practices. Target users may be accustomed to using water to cleanse (but can most often cope with small amounts of water), or other {{WP|anal cleansing}} methods, so the device should ideally tolerate sticks, rocks, paper, or whatever else is likely to be thrown in.
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==Options==
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*[[Composting toilet]]
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*[[Biogas]] toilet, e.g.
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*Non-composting toilets
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**e.g. the {{WP|BiPu}}
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***Cost? [[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] to find out.
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***What's the status of the solid material afterwards? Can be composted?
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***Proven in the field, including Aceh.{{fact}}
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*Ultra-cheap systems, based on the [[Kamal Kar]]'s work. Any applicable to this situation? [[User:Chriswaterguy|Chriswaterguy]] to find out.
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[[Category:Howtolive]]
 
[[Category:Howtolive]]
 
[[Category:Hexayurt]]
 
[[Category:Hexayurt]]
 
[[Category:Toilet designs]]
 
[[Category:Toilet designs]]

Revision as of 03:15, 26 April 2007

Substitute for pit latrines, septic systems or conventional sewage handling with:

  • area-appropriate composting toilet design

Financial model:

Possibly as cheap as $20 per household in warm areas, assuming shared toilet banks. Practical, realistic designs have not undergone the "value engineering" necessary for this application yet, so are still too costly, although clearly a cheap, basic, functional unit for any given climate could be created. Water System

Priorities

  • public health is the overwhelming priority.
  • low cost is essential - if it's not cheap, it won't be used as much and won't achieve as much.
  • low ecological impact is very desirable if it doesn't compromise public health.
  • suitable for various cultural practices. Target users may be accustomed to using water to cleanse (but can most often cope with small amounts of water), or other anal cleansingDEPRECATED TEMPLATE - PLEASE USE {{W}} INSTEAD. methods, so the device should ideally tolerate sticks, rocks, paper, or whatever else is likely to be thrown in.

Options

  • Composting toilet
  • Biogas toilet, e.g.
  • Non-composting toilets
    • e.g. the BiPuDEPRECATED TEMPLATE - PLEASE USE {{W}} INSTEAD.
  • Ultra-cheap systems, based on the Kamal Kar's work. Any applicable to this situation? Chriswaterguy to find out.