SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Tue, 09 Feb 2016 05:37:15 +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: Drawbacks of container based systems in India - by: basicsanitations http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/13198-drawbacks-of-container-based-systems-in-india#16366 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/13198-drawbacks-of-container-based-systems-in-india#16366 We are manufacturer of Mobile Toilet made of fiber reinforced plastic (FRP). We are based in Delhi but cater to demand of all over India. In the past we had also supplied container toilet to few clients. Our experience is that with container based toilet there is a mobility problem and limitation of size as containers are normally available in 20' and 40' sizes. One cannot fabricate it according to the requirement of location.]]> Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Thu, 24 Dec 2015 05:34:07 +0000 Re: Improve hygiene and sanitation by installing free mobile toilets in urban slam areas of Kampala district. - by: fredwingg http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/6320-improve-hygiene-and-sanitation-by-installing-free-mobile-toilets-in-urban-slum-areas-of-kampala-district-public-toilets#15965 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/6320-improve-hygiene-and-sanitation-by-installing-free-mobile-toilets-in-urban-slum-areas-of-kampala-district-public-toilets#15965
In order to provide the maximum convenience to the relatives people hire Portable Toilets for Rent service. This service is render by the experienced and knowledgeable staff in an efficient way. Now days, all these moveable items are highly appreciated for their durability, easy to use, sleek design, light weight, wash ability, moveable and longer service life.]]>
Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:22:31 +0000
The Moslet, the effective toilet accrediting Moses. - by: Amos http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/15751-the-moslet-the-effective-toilet-accrediting-moses#15751 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/15751-the-moslet-the-effective-toilet-accrediting-moses#15751
Although this video at first might not seem important, the system it reveals may have potential to instigate a LIFE SAVING CHANGING sanitation revival in third world countries. The Moslet (toilet system) is shockingly effective, inexpensive, convenient, and sustainable. This video not only pertains to the Moslet (toilet), but to the key sanitation principles which it incorporates.

The Moslet, in a very efficient and convenient manner, simply follows the sanitation teachings of famous Moses, and the results have been incredible! The Moslet's uniqueness is self evident, while years of actual use have established the phenomenal results. This link shares vital details and possibilities of the Moslet, as well as difficulties I encountered in the Moslet project; dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16411607/SanProjDiff.pdf . With six years of intense effort I (Amos Bender) developed the Moslet in response to Google's noble request for ideas that would help the most people.

This link gives an encouraging plan for massively and meaningfully implementing the Moslet; dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16411607/MassDistrPlanRotary.pdf . Thanks for reading, while I hope many good people, because of a mutual desire to benefit humanity will share this video and make the world very aware of the Moslet!

Kind Regards
Amos Bender
Proprietor HSS
Health Sanitation Systems

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Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Mon, 02 Nov 2015 21:01:08 +0000
Re: Introduction of Banza Toilet - waterless toilet, mobile urine diversion toilet (Kenya) - by: wwselect http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/15604-introduction-of-banza-toilet-waterless-toilet-mobile-urine-diversion-toilet-kenya#15647 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/15604-introduction-of-banza-toilet-waterless-toilet-mobile-urine-diversion-toilet-kenya#15647

I suggest you may also wish to follow link www.facebook.com/banzasanitation/?fref=ts to the Banza facebook page where details on Banza Toilets should be available.]]>
Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Wed, 28 Oct 2015 04:57:28 +0000
Re: Introduction of Banza Toilet - waterless toilet, mobile urine diversion toilet (Kenya) - by: wwselect http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/15604-introduction-of-banza-toilet-waterless-toilet-mobile-urine-diversion-toilet-kenya#15643 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/15604-introduction-of-banza-toilet-waterless-toilet-mobile-urine-diversion-toilet-kenya#15643
Why are Banza Toilets unique?
• The Banza Toilet is a uniquely effective and affordable sanitation solution in response to the lack of adequate facilities for families in informal settlements worldwide. When produced in quantity, the toilets are affordable, functional and attractive. They are compact and foldable to optimize use where space is limited.

• The Banza System uses biodegradable bags for human waste containment and disposal. This provides a convenient hygienic means of handling human waste for both toilet users and service providers. These bags contain no plastic and, while durable, fully dissolve in water or when composted and also can be burned without harmful residues.

• Banza Toilets also provide important solutions to the sanitation needs of refugee settlements, disaster relief organizations, rural remote locations and the needs of disabled family members unable to reach public facilities.

• The Banza Sanitation System for waste collection is easily replicated in informal settlements with a minimum of infrastructure, government involvement, financing or concerns over user acceptance or environmental issues. It does not rely on public funding of services, but instead can be organized on a grass roots basis and operated on an entrepreneurial micro-economic revenue model that may be replicated worldwide.

Banza Ltd has completed its Proof of Concept project in the Mathare slum neighborhood of Nairobi for the Banza Toilets with grant funding from Grand Challenges Canada and has solutions that are ready for Transition to Scale. This project has provided the opportunity to demonstrate the innovative design and functionality of the Banza Toilet as a uniquely suited sanitation solution in response to the lack of adequate facilities for poor families worldwide. The Banza Sanitation System demonstrates technological innovations that improve health, sanitation and prevention of disease conditions. The Banza Sanitation System is a leading example of social enterprises that solve social problems and provide social benefits in a commercially sustainable way.

Banza Ltd is a Kenyan company founded by Patrick Kiruki, a Kenyan native who is an industrial designer who designed and developed the Banza Toilet together with the Banza Sanitation System.

CONTACT: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Facebook: www.facebook.com/banzasanitation]]>
Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Tue, 27 Oct 2015 20:35:16 +0000
Re: Introduction of Banza Toilet - waterless toilet, mobile urine diversion toilet (Kenya) - by: HAPitot http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/15604-introduction-of-banza-toilet-waterless-toilet-mobile-urine-diversion-toilet-kenya#15638 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/15604-introduction-of-banza-toilet-waterless-toilet-mobile-urine-diversion-toilet-kenya#15638
Could you tell us more about how this toilet is working. I am not seeing to much of that in the attached paper.

Thanks in anticipation,

H-A]]>
Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Tue, 27 Oct 2015 19:53:52 +0000
Introduction of Banza Toilet - waterless toilet, mobile urine diversion toilet (Kenya) - by: wwselect http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/15604-introduction-of-banza-toilet-waterless-toilet-mobile-urine-diversion-toilet-kenya#15604 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/15604-introduction-of-banza-toilet-waterless-toilet-mobile-urine-diversion-toilet-kenya#15604 September 16, 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY as a nominee for the Community
Engagement Award. The Forum included a Panel Discussion: The Role of the Private Sector in Attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The winner in this category was SOIL Haiti.

The Forum and Awards preceded the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, where world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.

Banza Sanitation has developed the Banza Toilet which is a uniquely effective and affordable waterless toilet and sanitation solution in response to the lack of adequate facilities for families in informal settlements worldwide.
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Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Fri, 23 Oct 2015 18:42:37 +0000
Re: Mobile toilet in Ghana (WSUP), the Clean Team (and faecal sludge management) - by: AParker http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/4040-mobile-toilet-in-ghana-wsup-the-clean-team-and-faecal-sludge-management?limit=12&start=12#15072 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/4040-mobile-toilet-in-ghana-wsup-the-clean-team-and-faecal-sludge-management?limit=12&start=12#15072
wedc-knowledge.lboro.ac.uk/details.html?id=22229]]>
Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:49:54 +0000
Re: Introducing x-runner mobile system - by: Jessixr http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/4320-introducing-x-runner-mobile-system-piloting-in-lima-peru?limit=12&start=24#13588 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/4320-introducing-x-runner-mobile-system-piloting-in-lima-peru?limit=12&start=24#13588
Just a quick reply this time: We use the Villa Model from Separett. If you saw a toilet where we remove the buckets from the side then this must have been an old model that we produced ourselves locally. And yes, we also removed the fan. It works just as well and with the sawdust that our customers use, we can still collect the feces in a quite dry state.
About our compost: We achieved chemical and pathogenic standards throughout the past months that were aligned with Chilean and Austrian compost standards- our engineer Celia Vasquez can elaborate on this in a separate post.

Unfortunately, it's too early for us to say anything specific yet about possible new alliances and the future of our treatment, but I'll be happy to post updates as soon as there will be any news!]]>
Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Sun, 07 Jun 2015 14:01:29 +0000
Re: Introducing x-runner mobile system - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/4320-introducing-x-runner-mobile-system-piloting-in-lima-peru?limit=12&start=24#13390 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/4320-introducing-x-runner-mobile-system-piloting-in-lima-peru?limit=12&start=24#13390 Thanks for your post. That looks like a really nice newspaper article - great photos!

The Separett UDDT model is different than the one I know. I see the bin is removed from the side and not from the top like in the Villa model.

You mentioned that:
we removed all electronic bits and parts that are prone to break in a rougher environment

Does that mean you have also taken out the electrical fan?

And are you only operating in Lima or also elsewhere?
And which local sewage companies and ministries are you talking to? Isn't it quite hard for a small NGO to get listened to by such government bodies? I am just wondering what alliances you have been able to form with other stakeholders.

And what do you do with the collected materials now? You told us earlier in the thread that you are doing composting. Do you have more results of that by now? And photos? What crops is the compost used on? Is the composting process a major operational expense for you, or is the most expensive part the collection from all the individual toilets?

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Thu, 21 May 2015 07:54:46 +0000
Re: Reply: Drawbacks of container based systems in India - by: shraysaxena88 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/13198-drawbacks-of-container-based-systems-in-india#13225 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/13198-drawbacks-of-container-based-systems-in-india#13225 You make a good point about the human scavenging act and the expectations of a family.
I still can't believe I can find no CBS systems based in India to validate those concerns. At least not that I could find. I will point out that linked to my project, I hope to circumvent both those concerns in our pilot testing.

Thank you Alisa, I did read about your Givehope Haiti project. It looks like a good initiative. I would like to know more about your India pilot test.]]>
Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Wed, 06 May 2015 14:11:04 +0000
Re: Reply: Drawbacks of container based systems in India - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/13198-drawbacks-of-container-based-systems-in-india#13220 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/13198-drawbacks-of-container-based-systems-in-india#13220 Could you please tell us more about your work (current and planned)? I am curious.

Dear Shray,
About the container based systems (also abbreviated as CBS), I would like to point you all to this page which is about a workshop held in Hanoi earlier this year on this topic:
www.susana.org/en/resources/conference-m...2/2015/262-fsm3-ws-2

Actually they called it "cartridge based systems". You see presentations there from SOIL Haiti, X-Runner, Loowatt.

There were also two presentations in the main conference program:

Assessing the effectiveness of container-based sanitation (CBS) in Cap Haitien, Haiti: Sebastien Tilmans, Stanford University, Stanford, Cal, USA
presentation: www.susana.org/images/documents/07-cap-d...3/1-3-1-2-Tilmas.pdf
Video:
youtu.be/BpOivdQgqQ4?t=1h8m55s

or here (you need to move to time: 1h8m55s):



And:
Impacts of a container-based, household toilet and waste collection service intervention in Cap Haitien, Haiti: Kory Russell, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Cal, USA
presentation: www.susana.org/images/documents/07-cap-d...-2/2-2-1-2Russel.pdf
Video:
youtu.be/1kLzGo-iu-c?t=13m5s

or (make sure you move to time: 13m5s):



I have no doubt that these container based systems can be made to work at pilot scale. We have ample examples of this by now. The question is: could they also be taken to a large scale? How could the local government or water utilities be involved in that case?

I've written about that issue also in my response to the Clean Team project in Ghana, see here:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mob...2&start=12#12470

Now the question is: what might be different in India compared to Haiti and Ghana with regards to container based systems?

I guess one issue you may face is the act that is prohibiting "manual scavenging" in India. We have previously discussed that here on the forum:

forum.susana.org/forum/categories/142-go...aste-scavenging#5562

This might pose a barrier for larger scale adoption of container based systems?
I am sure you have thought about that already, what are your conclusions about that issue?

And what else might be different between India and Haiti & Ghana? Perhaps a higher level of expectation by the users that they should be getting something that flushes? (as India is more of a country in transition, not so much a developing country anymore)
Just thinking out loud here. Interested to hear what you and others think.

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Wed, 06 May 2015 08:53:01 +0000
Reply: Drawbacks of container based systems in India - by: AKSantaCruz http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/13198-drawbacks-of-container-based-systems-in-india#13218 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/13198-drawbacks-of-container-based-systems-in-india#13218 Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Wed, 06 May 2015 02:23:10 +0000 Drawbacks of container based systems in India - by: shraysaxena88 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/13198-drawbacks-of-container-based-systems-in-india#13198 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/13198-drawbacks-of-container-based-systems-in-india#13198
My name is Shray Saxena and I am a PhD student working on fecal sludge management. I hail from India and my question is whether a container based sanitation solution has ever been attempted in India? If yes, what were its drawbacks?

Thanks,
Shray Saxena]]>
Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Mon, 04 May 2015 20:35:47 +0000
Re: Introducing x-runner mobile system - by: Jessixr http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/4320-introducing-x-runner-mobile-system-piloting-in-lima-peru?limit=12&start=24#12954 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/4320-introducing-x-runner-mobile-system-piloting-in-lima-peru?limit=12&start=24#12954
Thank you for following up!
Separett and x-runner officially collaborate since last year and Separett Director Mikael Billsund has shown incredible dedication, patience, and generosity to enable us to purchase and import the toilets at very low costs. This partnership didn't come to happen overnight and both parties put a lot of time and consideration into it.
Regarding the toilet, it must be mentioned, that we removed all electronic bits and parts that are prone to break in a rougher environment. Still, the toilets work extremely well and our clients seem to be very happy with them so far.
Separett has also advised us on our sales methods and pricing.

We are planning to reach more than 3000 customers by 2018/2019 and we are in ongoing talks with local sewage companies and with ministries to see whether we can accelerate our growth with their support! With 3000 customers our business can achieve a complete breakeven - and yes, for now we heavily depend on grants, but also have monthly revenues. We don't consider ourselves a philantropic project and we also agree with your view that a business approach is needed to scale.

The government is for the first time this year showing serious interest in dry systems, but we'll have to be patient to see some concrete support from that side. After an article in a major newspaper - see file]]>
Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:57:37 +0000