SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:22:27 +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: Diversion for Safe Sanitation - Grant on Advanced Toilet with On-Site Water Recovery (Eawag and EOOS, Switzerland and Austria) - by: SteffiE http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/106-user-interface-technology-innovations/2956-grant-on-advanced-toilet-with-on-site-water-recovery-eawag-and-eoos-switzerland-and-austria--blue-diversion-toilet?limit=12&start=36#14106 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/106-user-interface-technology-innovations/2956-grant-on-advanced-toilet-with-on-site-water-recovery-eawag-and-eoos-switzerland-and-austria--blue-diversion-toilet?limit=12&start=36#14106
Thank you very much for your message and interest in the Blue Diversion Toilet. So far we have been testing our prototype in Uganda and Kenya with very promising results, however, nothing has been done in Ethiopia so far. We would of course be very interested in field testing in Ethiopia, especially regarding the business model which we couldn't apply under real conditions so far, but technically wise this won't be possible. Our prototype needs to undergo a reengineering before going into the field again, implementing our findings from Nairobi.

At the moment we are seeking for industrial partners or investors in order to do so. You are a bit too early with your request since there are no "other" prototypes available.

I hope we could help you with this answer. If there is any path change, we will definitely give you an update.


All the best,
Stefanie]]>
User interface technology innovations Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:06:21 +0000
Re: Diversion for Safe Sanitation - Grant on Advanced Toilet with On-Site Water Recovery (Eawag and EOOS, Switzerland and Austria) - by: kengelly http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/106-user-interface-technology-innovations/2956-grant-on-advanced-toilet-with-on-site-water-recovery-eawag-and-eoos-switzerland-and-austria--blue-diversion-toilet?limit=12&start=36#14090 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/106-user-interface-technology-innovations/2956-grant-on-advanced-toilet-with-on-site-water-recovery-eawag-and-eoos-switzerland-and-austria--blue-diversion-toilet?limit=12&start=36#14090
It'd be wonderful to hear how things are progressing!

Our PSI team in Ethiopia has a bit of funding and are very eager to address the issue of a water-washing culture in an urban slum environment and perhaps the blue diversion toilet is a solution worth testing there. Has any work been done in Ethiopia to date? Alternatively, do you think your team would be interested in doing some testing there? Or can we purchase any models to test ourselves? At PSI we're more focused on the business/operational model around the toilet, but this continues to be a technology challenge we have yet to see a solution for in Ethiopia.

Best,
Genevieve]]>
User interface technology innovations Tue, 07 Jul 2015 23:16:40 +0000
Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People) - by: mandefro http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/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#14008 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/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#14008 it is nice to see affordable sanitation system for sub-Saharan Africa where sanitation problem is relatively high!i just want to introduce the sanitation product to my community in Addis Abeba,Ethiopia,can i get more information on this!]]> User interface technology innovations Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:03:50 +0000 Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People) - by: Alfonso http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/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#13919 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/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#13919
Thank very much for your attention and for the information.

I will keep you updated.

Alfonso]]>
User interface technology innovations Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:49:55 +0000
Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People) - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/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#13918 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/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#13918
Thanks for your post about your project in Dakar with the SaTo pan.
I watched your video (which doesn't show the SaTo pan, but does show the Biofil toilet in detail) and I have some further questions for you.
But I think we should start a separate thread on that.
The project that you mentioned ("Provision of an innovative Biofil toilet system for flooded and flood-prone areas of Pikine and Guediawaye, Dakar, Senegal.") was mentioned last year in the forum here (call for proposals):
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/95-cal...ood-areas-in-senegal

And also here by Mbay on Page 2 of this discussion exactly one year ago:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/99-fae...12&start=12#8824

Mbaye had said back then:
We launched an international tender and more than 20 bids were received. They range from traditional dry toilet to toilet producing energy and without sludge. The selection is about to be made and detailed information will be shared later.


As I always wonder "so what came out of your calls for proposals? Or what came out of the trials?", it is great to see your post and video. I will put some questions about your project into a separate thread, in order not to mix up things with the SaTo pan too much.

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
User interface technology innovations Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:36:25 +0000
Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People) - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/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#13917 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/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#13917 forum.susana.org/forum/categories/87-new...tion-of-susana#13251

Sherina said in that thread:

The SaTo pan has proven to be a really popular product for latrine improvement - both in terms of affordability and the benefits of making a latrine more hygienic, free from flies and safe for children. Since October 2014, SSG has sold over 2700 pans. SSG is identifying strategic partners through whom to distribute the pans both in the rural and urban areas which will help to achieve wider scale and impact.

More information about all our products and services can be found on our website www.sanitationsolutionsgroup.com
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User interface technology innovations Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:32:19 +0000
Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People) - by: ekellogg http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/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#13914 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/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#13914 Provision of an innovative Biofil toilet system for flooded and flood-prone areas of Pikine and Guediawaye, Dakar, Senegal." This project was done by Biofilcom (Biological filters and Composters, Ltd of Accra, Ghana) under contract with the local office in Dakar of Oxfam/America. My firm was the project manager, consulting for Biofilcom.

We installed ten Biofil systems, which consist of a toilet with privacy enclosure and the Biofil biodigester, in private households. Some use your SaTo pans, others use flush toilets or the Biofil microflush toilet. They are located in flooded and flood-prone neighborhoods, which require the toilets and digesters being elevated above the level of flooding that occurs in the rainy season. These systems are presently being evaluated for suitability and environmental compatibility by Oxfam.

You can see a video about this project at drive.google.com/file/d/0ByxG4JgJ4fkWNTl...DA/view?usp=sharing.

Edwin Kellogg
Kellogg & Co
Consultants]]>
User interface technology innovations Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:23:39 +0000
Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People) - by: ben http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/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#13912 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/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#13912
Thanks for sending me a sample to bring in Mauritania for my mission there trying to shape a sanitation marketing program in the desert. Hard job with population very poor, hard soil, small civil society, etc ... amongst other difficulties.

Almost none of the CLTS latrine that I saw were "improved". The heat makes them pretty odorless and there's almost no flies by 48°C. There's never a roof on the latrines so the VIP system couldn't work properly. No-one understood the need to close the hole with something and put some mesh on the ventilation pipe. The siphon is too expensive and for the cases I saw, either it was evaporated (less than 4 hours they mentioned) or people were unhappy because it consumes too much water.
The problems all come during the rainy season (August - October) when flies appear in mass and diarrhoea too.

Basically, they loved it in the field and there's a great potential in the sahel region but still in the program this seems complicated to organise all the logistic or spreding the Sato Pan in the desert.

Another question that I wanted to ask you on this forum so everyone could benefit the answer. Because there's no roof the pan would be exposed to high UV aggression, was there any test realised on the resistance of the SaTo Pan to UV ?

Thanks,

Ben]]>
User interface technology innovations Sun, 28 Jun 2015 17:03:31 +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/forum/categories/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#13907 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/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#13907
It would be good to include this into a solid, lightweight, recycled-plastic outhouse to be used as an ArborLoo (over one shallow pit, then another, then planting trees). I even suggest building with no roof, as this would reduce cost, weight and smells, plus each rain would wash the floor and all surfaces, next the sun would help to sterilize them. (And the plastic could likely be protected from the UV somehow.)

It is also key to only promote this model where the soil is absorbant, the water table is low, and there is no flooding. In those conditions, it would be better to buiid UDDTs raised above the high water line.

Best wishes.
Chris

PS: I have been silent lately, as I have been translating the Faecal Sludge Management book (www.unesco-ihe.org/faecal-sludge-management-0) into Spanish. (¿Hay hispanos que quisieran ayudar a revisar mi traducción o asignar esto a sus alumnos? Sería una forma de leerlo antes de que salga oficialmente ... y contribuir a que esta información esté presentada a América Latina y España de la mejor manera. Podrían ser unos capítulos sueltos, pero mejor todo el libro de una, tal vez asignando un capítulo a cada alumno en una clase universitaria, para que haga un resumen y, de paso, vea cualquier falla o concepto que es difícil de entender. Me podrían escribir por interno mediante el botón debajo de me foto a la izquierda. Gracias.)]]>
User interface technology innovations Sat, 27 Jun 2015 10:54:16 +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/forum/categories/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#13900 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/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#13900
You can contact Cresstanks at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to request samples.

Feel free to e-mail me directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have trouble connecting with the right people.

Jim]]>
User interface technology innovations Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:53:45 +0000
Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People) - by: JKMakowka http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/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#13843 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/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#13843 blog.americanstandard-us.com/2015/04/15/...-sub-saharan-africa/]]> User interface technology innovations Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:13:23 +0000 Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People) - by: fausto http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/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#13679 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/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#13679
Looking forward to seeing the 250ml version.

Fausto]]>
User interface technology innovations Fri, 12 Jun 2015 15:02:15 +0000
Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People) - by: Alfonso http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/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#13678 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/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#13678
As long as we are currently involved in small WASH projects in Tanzania, I would like to check the possibility of testing the one being launched with Cresstanks in Uganda. It could be really interesting. Do you know how could I proceed?.

Thank you.]]>
User interface technology innovations Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:29:54 +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/forum/categories/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#13677 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/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#13677
The version commercialized in Bangladesh was designed to flush with about 500ml, which is about half of the content in the most commonly used bodnas.

We have a new version being launched with Cresstanks in Uganda that can be flushed with 250ml or less.

Product brochure is attached.]]>
User interface technology innovations Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:11:22 +0000
Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People) - by: fausto http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/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#13662 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/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#13662
How much water is needed to flush the toilet at the moment?

Thanks
Fausto]]>
User interface technology innovations Fri, 12 Jun 2015 07:32:03 +0000