SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:35:19 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://forum.susana.org/ en-gb Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People) - by: AndrewKoolhof http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/106-user-interface-technology-innovations/10144-sanitation-product-development-for-sub-saharan-africa-affordable-aspirational-latrine-products-sato-american-standard-brands-usa-and-water-for-people?limit=12&start=24#21295 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/106-user-interface-technology-innovations/10144-sanitation-product-development-for-sub-saharan-africa-affordable-aspirational-latrine-products-sato-american-standard-brands-usa-and-water-for-people?limit=12&start=24#21295
I am very interested in the potential of the SaTo products over here in Cambodia in areas that experiences drought or extended seasonal periods with no rainfall. Sourcing water for standard ceramic pour-flush latrines can be a significant burden or discouragement for households to build a latrine.

I would be very interested to hear about anyone's experience with the SanBox product (which includes the foot-plate and distribution chamber as well as the SaTo pan). To me the SanBox product looks to be functionally & visually similar to a ceramic pour-flush squat pan and I think this will be important in its desirability in Cambodia.
Has anyone imported the SanBox product to their country from Bangladesh?

I also think that having a website with information on each of the SaTo products, as well as contact details for further information or product supply will be valuable.

Andrew]]>
User interface technology innovations Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:41:51 +0000
Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People) - by: mchalej http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/106-user-interface-technology-innovations/10144-sanitation-product-development-for-sub-saharan-africa-affordable-aspirational-latrine-products-sato-american-standard-brands-usa-and-water-for-people?limit=12&start=24#21285 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/106-user-interface-technology-innovations/10144-sanitation-product-development-for-sub-saharan-africa-affordable-aspirational-latrine-products-sato-american-standard-brands-usa-and-water-for-people?limit=12&start=24#21285
SATO products are currently manufactured in Bangladesh, Uganda, and Kenya. By July we will be manufacturing and distributing in India and Nigeria as well.

The door design that will be produced across Africa does not require addition of concrete. The geometry itself provides the counterweight.

We will soon be launching a website with all of the product variations and numbering. I will post a link when it goes live.

Jim]]>
User interface technology innovations Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:52:20 +0000
Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People) - by: aashenafia http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/106-user-interface-technology-innovations/10144-sanitation-product-development-for-sub-saharan-africa-affordable-aspirational-latrine-products-sato-american-standard-brands-usa-and-water-for-people?limit=12&start=24#21201 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/106-user-interface-technology-innovations/10144-sanitation-product-development-for-sub-saharan-africa-affordable-aspirational-latrine-products-sato-american-standard-brands-usa-and-water-for-people?limit=12&start=24#21201
Are the SaTo products still produced only in Bangladesh and Uganda?

I see the counterweight cup design of SaTo pans manufactured in Uganda are different from the Bangladesh ones so that the flap require less water to open. Please can you explain the counterweight cup design of the Uganda version and the fill up procedure during installation? Does it also require concrete to fill it?

How many versions of different SaTo pan products are manufactured so far? Do they have product or model names to identify one version with another?

Are there any developments on the ceramic model of SaTo pan?

Thank you
Ashenafi]]>
User interface technology innovations Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:24:52 +0000
Re: International Workshop Agreement on Sustainable Non-Sewered Systems Guides Standards Development for "Next-Generation Toilets - by: scottchen http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/106-user-interface-technology-innovations/19036-all-the-toilets-supported-by-bmgf-are-very-expensive-luxary-sophisticated-and-expensive-in-china#19600 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/106-user-interface-technology-innovations/19036-all-the-toilets-supported-by-bmgf-are-very-expensive-luxary-sophisticated-and-expensive-in-china#19600 Half a year ago, there was a toilet competition in China funded by Gatets foundation. All the winnners come with advanced and sophiscated systems and claim theie device can turn the waste into drinkingable water...
As for the toilet you mentioned , i think 300 USD is not cheap at all comparing with normal flush toielts.
I would be very please if you could tell me more infomation about it.
best wishes
Scott]]>
User interface technology innovations Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:49:01 +0000
Re: International Workshop Agreement on Sustainable Non-Sewered Systems Guides Standards Development for "Next-Generation Toilets - by: smecca http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/106-user-interface-technology-innovations/19036-all-the-toilets-supported-by-bmgf-are-very-expensive-luxary-sophisticated-and-expensive-in-china#19579 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/106-user-interface-technology-innovations/19036-all-the-toilets-supported-by-bmgf-are-very-expensive-luxary-sophisticated-and-expensive-in-china#19579 Please elaborate as I am not sure what toilet you are talking about.
On the question of toilet and system, a toilet is a system. If we think of a system as a time-varying configuration fo people, hardware and procedures organized to accomplish a function, as long as you can see a purpose or function to en entity, it is a system.
Re: Gates' toilets, as a GCE Awardee of the Gates Challenge, I want to note that not all of their supported systems (toilets) are hightech and expensive. The GSAP Microflush toilet, which the Gates Foundation supported is now a locally sourced locally made toilet. GSAP has trained local MAKERs in 18 countries around the world creating for them a small sustainable business while they help solve the menacing condition of sanitation in their communities. They typically sell the off-grid fly-and odor-free toilet for $300 of which $200 is for materials and $100 their profit. The toilet is harvested for its rich compost every 2-3 years.
I hope you will elaborate on your postings so that we can understand the points you are trying to make.
..Steve Mecca, GSAP and the S-Lab]]>
User interface technology innovations Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:23:17 +0000
All the toilets supported by BMGF are very expensive, luxary, sophisticated and expensive in China - by: scottchen http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/106-user-interface-technology-innovations/19036-all-the-toilets-supported-by-bmgf-are-very-expensive-luxary-sophisticated-and-expensive-in-china#19036 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/106-user-interface-technology-innovations/19036-all-the-toilets-supported-by-bmgf-are-very-expensive-luxary-sophisticated-and-expensive-in-china#19036 I have not bought any toilets ..
All the toilets supported by BMGF are very expensive, luxary, sophisticated and expensive in China..
best wishes
Scott]]>
User interface technology innovations Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:59:09 +0000