CompostEra AB provides public and residential composting toilet systems that are: Odor-free - Low maintenance - No Pollution. Suitable for any site and climate. 40 years of experience in the field.
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- Water and Wastewater
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- Internationally (various countries)
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This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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We hope to disrupt a very old trend because CompostEra is better for the user than the iconic flush-toilet. How can we say that ?
First, what most people have special appreciation for is that CompostEra is always odor-free: when you enter the toilet, when using it and when you leave the bathroom. All odors are drawn down into the toilet and up above the roof. No other bathroom ventilation needed.
Second, the user does not have to do anything after use, you can simply get up and leave and not be worried about clogging or leaving visual impression on to the next user ...
Thirdly, CompostEra can't freeze or wear out mechanically like WCs do, resulting in flooding or dripping valves. In a CompostEra, nothing happens fast so there is always time to call for service before anything awful happens and we offer a service contract in several area where we have sales.
CompostEra is a new 'disruptive technology' -disrupting the long standing failure of WCs + sewers to protect our environment, our water resources our food production and doing all those disservices at an incredibly high cost for both individuals and society ...
CompostEra is built on a process we call Enclosed Long-Term Composting, that quarentines pollution and disease organisms for many decades. CompostEra finishes the treatemnt on-site, which almost eliminates the hugely costly transport of 'human waste' (which is 90% of the total sewer cost). The on-site process turns it into a safe and highly desireable fertilizer for food production: a broad spectrum plant-nutrient. CompostEra's technology can replace most other toilet solutions in year-around housing, vacation houses, camping, rest-areas, sports arenas, beaches, military camps etc.
What separates CompostEra from other toilets is a simple basic idea: That which we come into daily contact with shall please all our senses, be beautiful and not present any visual unpleasantries, be silent, be odor-free and be comfortable to sit on. That which we cannot see shall be functional and easy to maintain at an affordable price. In Sweden, we offer a compostEra installation installed for under 4000€ after tax deductions and a function guarantee in exchange for an affordable service contract.
This is the reason why we are considerably less expensive than other comparabel solutions: That which you see is nicely designed for the purpose and other parts are tried and trusted products that we provide to work for our process.
CompostEra was the toilet choosen for the Europe's largest music festival, the BOOM festival www.boomfestival.org 30,000 people coming together for 10 day in Portugal see how: we made 160 toilets with individual cabins -see http://vimeo.com/22832127
CompostEra AB was formed in 2007 by Civ.ing Carl Lindstrom and Architect SAR Stig Bengtsson.
In the 1960ies Carl Lindstrom was part, along with his parents in starting Clivus AB, the first Commercial Composting toilet, later to become Clivus Multrum AB. Clivus is the latin word for inclination as Rikard Lindstrom's patent was based on the assumption that COMPOST would slide down the sloping bottom and collect ina compost collection compartment and that the 'surplus liquid' would all evaporate. Over the years Carl and Clivus customers discovered that any such gliding of compost along the sloping bottom, never occured but that compost had to be pulled out from under the partition manually. CompostEra is the result of some 45 years of observations of what actually happens in the process. som förbättrar funktionen, har prisbesparande och installationsförenklande konsekvenser.
Carl did his thesis 'MULTRUM' at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH-69), on the thermodynamics of a composting process for organic household wastes. Later he had funding from the then STU (the Board for Technical Development for development of integrated composting and greywater treatment in different households. From 72-75 he was employed by the Swedish National Environmental Protection Board, in the R&D department. During 1975 to 1977 he served as the environmental attaché at Swedish Embassy in Wash. DC. After 1977 he worked in different capacities with the development of Long Term Composting system
Stig Bengtsson is an architect, never shrinking from difficult challenges. He is one of the leading experts on the 3D Archi-CAD and has traveled around the world as an ambassador for using 3D presentations as a visualazation tool. In Sweden he is known for several green architectural designs.
In Sweden, we have especially worked on solutions to the fragile island environments and their need for non-polluting sanitation The Swedish archipellago with its rocky and special vegetation had a system of latrine collection which now is about to end and CompostEra can provide the crucial technology for on-site treatment without polluting the coastal waters and the extremely fragile groundwater resources needed for drinking.
Enclosed Long-Term Composting is the ideal replacement for the latrine collection. It eliminates pollution from toilet wastes at the same time as it preserves and makes available the plant nutrients contained in human waste for use locally. The equipment is priced to suit limited economic budgets for these coastal areas and the technology is nearly fail proof with very low maintenance. No heating elements that can burn out, no water requirements that can drip, clog, freeze and fail mechanically. It has sufficient volume and capacity to ackomplish true long-term processing of the toilet waste and nothin happens very fast helping users to not be stranded should anything need a service call.