In support of the Millennium Development Goals to provide improved sanitation to the world, a sustainability-inspired composting latrine design based on work in rural Panama, but also applicable to similar situations, is offered here. The design is based on the three aspects of sustainability namely economic, social, and technical. The new design will allow for improved health for current and future generations. The design is less costly (economic), is based on concepts to improve the likelihood of use based on interviews with potential users (social), and provides better quality compost through ammonia-based treatment (technical). The design consists of two ferrocement compost vaults to save money over conventional vaults, urine storage tanks to improve ammonia conditions in the compost, urine control valves for urine control, a water-washing bidet for personal washing (as preferred by the users), and a handwashing station within the latrine superstructure for convenience.
How to Compost Pig Manure into Organic Fertiliser
In general, a 200lb pig would produce about 13lb manure per day. Pig manure contains plentiful essential nutrition ingredients like nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium for plant growth, which can promote healthy growth and increase the yield of grain crop. Even though pig manure is a commendable raw material of organic fertilizer, lots of pig manures carry E.coli, salmonella, parasitic worms and a host of other organisms, so it is necessary to compost pig manure before using them as fertilizer into soil directly....
Restoring Long Term Soil Health in Haiti with Organic Compost
Last summer, we shared results from a research project that was taken on by master’s students at Cranfield University. The students compared the efficiency of SOIL’s organic compost, Konpòs Lakay, to commercial grade chemical fertilizers available on the market. This comparison was used two core Haitian crops: tomato plants and moringa trees. When the preliminary results were made available last summer, we were excited to share that the plants that were grown in soil with SOIL’s...
A Guide to Compost Sheep Manure for Organic Fertilizer
Sheep manure contains protein, organic acid, cellulose, aliphatics and so on, and its organic matter content is higher other livestock manure. Without fermentation, sheep manure has various harmful bacteria that cannot be directly used on plants growing, or there would bring germs and parasite spreading. What’s worse, without proper disposal, sheep manure would generate heat to consume oxygen in soil and burn seedlings and root, causing serious damages to crops production. Therefore, composting sheep manure...
Caledon Compost Facility - Case Study
About the Project The Regional composting facilities for organics, food and yard waste are located at the Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility and the Caledon Public Waste and Recycling Depot. The program does not replace backyard composting, but enhances it by allowing residents to compost materials that can’t be put in their backyard composter. Currently 9,000 tonnes/year capacity of combined food & yard waste 6,300 tonnes/year immature compost production Immature compost transport...
Region of Peel Compost Facility - Case Study
About the Project The Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) is the largest of its kind in Canada and houses: a single stream Material Recovery Facility (MRF) a waste transfer station an organics composting plant The organics composting plant has the capacity to process 60,000 tonnes of organic material (food waste and yard waste) annually. Organic food waste is mixed equally with leaf and yard waste, then shredded and placed into reinforced concrete tunnels measuring 5m wide x 6m high x 30m...