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Application Of GSAP Microflush Toilets: A Sustainable Development Approach To Rural And Peri-urban Sanitation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECO130101

Volume

175

Pages

10

Page Range

113 - 122

Published

2013

Size

1533 kb

Author(s)

S. Mecca, H. Davis & A. Davis

Abstract

The Microflush-Biofil(MB) toilet system, a prototype marriage of a macroorganism enhanced aerobic digester and an innovative valve that flushes on just 150 cc of water has proven to be an effective sanitation solution for developing world tropical communities. This paper examines the sustainable elements of this technology. We present the approach of the Ghana Sustainable Aid Project in readying the technology for a decentralized approach in moving to a global scale. The challenges and opportunities associated with such an ambitious plan. Keywords: rural sanitation, toilets, off-grid, closed systems, open source sanitation, sanitation credit, macro-organism enhanced digestion, aerobic digestion, microflush valve.

Keywords

Keywords: rural sanitation, toilets, off-grid, closed systems, open sourcesanitation, sanitation credit, macro-organism enhanced digestion, aerobicdigestion, microflush valve.