SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:04:45 +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: 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=12#17033 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=12#17033
1) I am not aware of a SaTo being applied in an Arborloo but do not see why it couldn't work.

2) SaTo products are currently produced in Bangladesh and Uganda but can be shipped anywhere in the world. The contact addresses for order placement are:

Crestanks, Limited
Plot No. 265 Jinja Road, Bweyogerere—Namanve.
P.O. Box 11381, Kampala (Uganda).
Tel No1: +256-312-262-015
Tel No2: +256-312-262-016
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.crestanks.co.ug/

Or

PRAN‐RFL GROUP
PRAN‐RFL Center
05 Middle Badda, Dhaka‐1212, Bangladesh
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.rflplastics.com

3) The products in Bangladesh and Uganda are intentionally different. The Uganda version uses less water and can be more easily installed without concrete. The Bangladesh version requires more water to "flush" but can be connected to a 4" pipe and offset pit via a second part sold by RFL called the "SaTo Connection Box."

4) The Uganda version could, in theory, be flushed with anal wash water. The weight of the waste itself is usually sufficient to open the door. The pan only requires rinsing after use to clean adhered material. This can be done with spray bottle made by punching a small hole in the cap of a PET water bottle.

5) We keep a small inventory at American Standard HQ in New Jersey and can ship small orders (<10 pieces) from there.

Thanks,

Jim]]>
User interface technology innovations Wed, 17 Feb 2016 05:23:37 +0000
Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People) - by: canaday 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=12#16888 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=12#16888
How are things going with the SaTo pour-flush squat pan?

Has anyone tried SaTo pans in ArborLoos? I am advising on a project for 250 persons in a periurban/rural area on a far-flung Indonesian island, which seems like a great location for such a trial, as there is no flooding and the soil seems dry and absorbent, plus the users are squatters and washers.

Is anal wash water sufficient to flush a SaTo? (How much water do washers use?)

Can you sell us 50 SaTo pans? Are they sold in Indonesia? Can they be shipped from Bangladesh? Can they be purchased in the USA? Any chance of a donation in the interest of piloting the SaTo in ArborLoos?

Thanks for your help. Keep up the good work.

Best wishes,
Chris Canaday]]>
User interface technology innovations Mon, 08 Feb 2016 03:31:57 +0000
The ArumLoo microflush toilet (South Africa) - by: SudhirPillay http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/106-user-interface-technology-innovations/16704-the-arumloo-microflush-toilet-south-africa#16704 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/106-user-interface-technology-innovations/16704-the-arumloo-microflush-toilet-south-africa#16704 Research Manager: Mr Jay Bhagwan ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Project Leader: Jonny Harris ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Background:

The WRC funded the innovation of a Micro Flush toilet, with the objective of reducing the amount of water required for flushing. The final prototype – branded as the “Arumloo” as its design mimics water movement in nature’s Arum Lily plant. The Arumloo uses between 1 to 2,5 litres of water per flush, using a dual-flush mechanism. A flush is achieved using an innovative pan design that creates a vortex to remove stools more efficiently and a gush of water (‘gush flush”) that enters into the P-trap (see photo). The elongated P-Trap with an inverted egg shape profile enables effective conveyance of waste at low water volumes and the convex shape toilet pan promotes an accelerating vortex action for effective clearing of waste. The prototype has been tested with synthetic stools made from soya paste and newspaper and toilet paper, and has passed the international MaP tests used for testing of toilets.



Please see videos of flushing action. Notice the origin of the flush in videos:





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See also a related forum threads about pour flush toilets in South Africa here:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/141-ot...dea-for-south-africa

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User interface technology innovations Tue, 26 Jan 2016 08:35:30 +0000