SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:36:10 +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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Note by moderator:
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

forum.susana.org/forum/categories/141-ot...-with-biogas-systems]]>
User interface technology innovations Tue, 26 Jan 2016 08:35:30 +0000
Self-Cleaning Toilets (washlet system by Toto, Japan) - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/106-user-interface-technology-innovations/16480-self-cleaning-toilets-washlet-system-by-toto-japan#16480 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/106-user-interface-technology-innovations/16480-self-cleaning-toilets-washlet-system-by-toto-japan#16480 Self-Cleaning Toilets

According to Bangkok Post (www.bangkokpost.com/tech/world-updates/8...-splash-in-las-vegas), a Japanase company, Toto , has marketed a self-cleaning toilet at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Toto is Japan’s leading producer of sanitary ware and is a name that has been synonymous with the advancement of bathroom culture since its creation in 1917.

This is how the smart toilet works (gb.toto.com/technology/technology-single...nology/show/WASHLET/):


An integrated sensor detects when a person approaches the toilet

The lid opens automatically

You can set the contoured seat to your preferred temperature to keep it comfortable and warm in a cold room

The deodorizer starts automatically to gradually absorb odours

The wand sprays warm water for thorough cleaning

The water jets have a normal, oscillating and massage settings

After washing is complete, the dryer can be activated

Once you are finished using the toilet, the deodorizer doubles its odor-eliminating efforts


While that would be beyond the reach of people in developing countries, it can be suitable for high-class hotels, frequented by tourists from developed countries.


F H Mughal]]>
User interface technology innovations Sat, 09 Jan 2016 06:18:19 +0000
Update: A revolutionary sanitation technology with superhydrophobic materials - by: guo http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/106-user-interface-technology-innovations/5228-development-of-superhydrophobic-surfaces-for-sanitation-solutions-university-of-rochester-usa#16287 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/106-user-interface-technology-innovations/5228-development-of-superhydrophobic-surfaces-for-sanitation-solutions-university-of-rochester-usa#16287


Thank you,

Chunlei


* Note by moderator: This project started in 2011 with a GCE grant for 100,000 USD and was extended into a second phase which lasts until December 2016 with a grant value of 421,300 USD, see: www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/Quic...s/2014/11/OPP1119542

Purpose: to develop low cost, self-cleaning and anti-fouling superhydrophobic plastics that will require virtually no operation and maintenance costs, which can be used in sanitation solutions

For more information about this project, please scrol up to the beginning of this thread.]]>
User interface technology innovations Thu, 17 Dec 2015 04:00:59 +0000