South African Sanitation Technology Demonstration Programme (SASTEP) - Reinvented Toilet Technology Demonstration and Roadmap to Commercialization

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Re: South African Sanitation Technology Demonstration Programme (SASTEP) - BMGF-DST Partnership

Well the demo is super.

I have been working around a similar concept but this one include both the superstructure and the semi-attached slab to facilitate emptying. However funds limit has been the main constraint. I will be able to share a full design once I finalise it
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Re: South African Sanitation Technology Demonstration Programme (SASTEP) - BMGF-DST Partnership

The first Caltech units were inspected before delivery to South Africa as part of the SASTEP Programme. Two of the units will be initially shipped where they will undergo testing in the STeP ( stepsforsanitation.org/ ) Programme under controlled conditions in eThekwini Municipality before being moved to its final destination in rural Eastern Cape.

The units have both pedestals and urinals, and are separated according to sex.

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Re: South African Sanitation Technology Demonstration Programme (SASTEP) - BMGF-DST Partnership

Dear Sudhir,

Thanks for this little update about the Caltech toilet units as part of the South African Sanitation Technology Demonstration Programme (SASTEP) . Please keep these updates coming, even if it is "just" some photos (often easier to digest than a big final report anyhow!).

Just wondering if there are handwashing sinks in the cubicles, and if not, where are they?

For anyone wishing to find out more about the technology behind the Caltech toilets, please see here in the SuSanA project database:
www.susana.org/en/resources/projects/details/57

It's called a "Solar-powered electrochemical wastewater treatment system with recycle of the treated water back into the toilet flushing system"

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Good day all
I have a couple of questions regarding the sanitation solutions currently considered, developed, bought, exhibited for the South African Water and Sanitation challenges.
1. Where can we find information (within the South Africa structure) regarding alternative solutions to water based flush systems?
2. Where do these exhibitions taking place?
3. For which Government Department, community, area etc. are these sanitation systems developed, designed or manufactured for? Why will the seemingly complex units be sent to the Eastern Cape and not one of the cities with a peri-urban sanitation crisis?
4. I agree with Elisabeth - more information on the "new" technology is needed.
Suggestion: Can we develop a South African/ Sub-Saharan Forum where all existing waterless sanitation products and services are featured and discussed.
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