SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:03:56 +0000 Kunena 1.6 SuSanA - Forum en-gb changing from this… - … to that - Website of Sahajo Waterworks - by: AquaVerde

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Dear Colleagues,
I came across this Canadian very resourceful web page in English and French language with
"no copyright! use, share, copy freely"

special on floating islands & Biofilm:

The roots of the plants on a floating system create a very extensive surface for colonization. Each square meter can yield up to 120m² bio-effective surfaces. This root-sphere serves as a colonization surface for the microorganisms.
Phosphates and nitrates are taken out of the water column by different types of bacteria: Phosphates are taken out of the water by aerobic bacteria (that need oxygen to do their work) and nitrates by anaerobic bacteria (that do not need oxygen). Polluted and eutrophic water bodies typically are poor in dissolved oxygen. To be able to cultivate biofilm that accommodates the two types of bacteria, we place an aeration system below one part of the floating system: the rising bubble stream moves oxygen poor and nutrient rich cold water up to the roots; the air bubbles dissolve oxygen into the water so that the aerobic bacteria can thrive. The other part of the island only gets the water movement created by the air bubbles without the air bubbles which is convenient for the anaerobic bacteria.

The absorption of heavy metals varies according the plant species: some incorporate these pollutants in their roots, some in their leafs. The floating system does give for the first time the possibility to harvest not only the leafs but also the roots to finally take the
heavy metals permanently out of the water.

Take your own advantages out of it.

Direct contacts with the page-owner are not possible, I wounder why.

Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Sat, 11 Jun 2016 09:12:05 +0000
Introduction to ECOLOO Group (Biological Toilets) - by: ecoloo Note by moderator: See related thread about ECOLOO toilets here:

Greetings from ECOLOO Group!

Please let me introduce ourselves to you, and we'd be happy to work together with you in the near future.

ECOLOO Group is a leading Swedish organization with distributors across 5 continents specialising in sustainable solutions related to water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH) and environment with global presence in more than 17 countries to date.

Our solution has been used by UNDP (UNESCO world heritage sites such as Petra in Jordan), UNHCR, Municipalities, floating chalet, floating homes, schools, events & festivals, residential & disaster aid sites such as Tacloban in the Philippines, construction sites and public areas, just to name few.

Our best selling item, ECOLOO, is an odourless, waterless, sewage free, energy free, maintenance free toilet system that employs bacterial culture to treat the waste and create organic fertilizer that is pathogen free yet rich with nutrition. It is affordable, beneficial, biological, durable, ecological, economical and ergonomically designed for comfort, health and safety; it comes in various designs and shapes i.e. standing (urinal), sitting, squatting or both for indoor and outdoor; it is designed for multi purposes and it is suitable for all weather conditions.

To understand ECOLOO better, kindly click the links below:
Jordan Times:

Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Thanks and take care!]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Tue, 07 Jun 2016 02:51:32 +0000
Re: Recherche un fournisseur de sanplat en dalle plastique en France / English: Search for a supplier of plastic Sanplats in France - by: Florent thank you for your feedback. We plan an intervention in the Calais jungle for which the French government has launched a tender to equip the mobile toilet jungle. Unfortunately, we have not been retained for the benefit of chemical toilets.
We have in stock a few plates (5) commissioned in India 10 years ago ... Our plan was to build 60 cabins but he fell into the water.
Again thank you for your encouraging responses.
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:02:42 +0000
Re: Recherche un fournisseur de sanplat en dalle plastique en France / English: Search for a supplier of plastic Sanplats in France - by: bowenarrow Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:46:21 +0000 Re: Recherche un fournisseur de sanplat en dalle plastique / English: Search for a supplier of plastic Sanplats - by: muench
Just wondering if you found a supplier in France for plastic squatting pans? What did you need them for? Are you planning to install squatting dry toilets somewhere in France?

Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Tue, 26 Apr 2016 04:36:41 +0000
Re: [SuSanA forum] Re: Transforming the sanitation sector in order to achieve universal access by 2030 (Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions)) - by: Silvester
Thank you for your post. Now I realize that iIt would have been more convincing if I had added an audio thread for the video which I shall do and upload in YouTube if necessary.

But to answer your your question, I would like to brief the following:

1) The video is demonstration of two different instances of what is happening to the exceta model lumps in a closet, sump,initially with usual water medium and secondly with our newly suggested dual liquid systemwith a non-polar liquid along with water. Anyone can observe the resistance of ecreata lumps to flush out of the closet sump in the first instance, meaning that so much of water is required to flush out.In the second instance it may be observed the magic of the excreta getting out of the sump without any flushing;This is the basis of our simple innovation which has immense value in Sanitation. This means there is water seal but the flushing does not require any effort. What is happening to the excretaafter it is ridden out of the sump of the closet and what is happening to the accumulated excreta in our newly desighned UTube septic tanks are elaborately explained the doc. attached in our earlier mail.

2) I would like to further inform you that this innovation shall simplyfy Sanitation and make the poor to practice sanitation without the burden of fetching buckets of water and the worry of emptying the septic contents periodically. Also this system willhelp eradicating the open pit latrines promoted by even by many of international organizations in the name of 'Improved Sanitation'

Kind Regards,

Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Fri, 15 Apr 2016 19:47:38 +0000
Re: Transforming the sanitation sector in order to achieve universal access by 2030 - by: canaday
This innovation is very intriguing. Is it possible to upload the video onto Youtube? Do you have a website?

How can you have a water seal without flush water?

Best wishes,
Chris Canaday]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:22:36 +0000
Re: Transforming the sanitation sector in order to achieve universal access by 2030 - by: Silvester We strongly believe that to make Sanitation really successful, we need to make Sanitation in to a consumer driven entity by rightly addressing the problems of the poor people that cause hesitation to practice Sanitation.

Three precise reasons for the problems are:

1)Non-availability of affordable and proper hardware equipment with which the poor can practice Sanitation comfortably unlike the SandPlat pit latrines with pungent smell and swamping flies.
2)The burden of fetching buckets of water from remote sources for the larine needs.
3)The trouble of periodic evacuation of septic contents.

There is no doubt if the above three problems addressed properly, Sanitation will take its own momentum without much effort of spending multimillion Dollar campaigns as it is being done all over the world today.
We, from Sanitec Madagascar has come out with new Sanitation system that shall address all of the above problems perfectly and we are sure that this system shall open a new era in Sanitation.

1)Our innovative toilet system have closets made of glazed ceramics, has perfect water seal yet does not require flush water. This also goes with a simple and affordable U-tube septic system which does not require scavenging but the digested compost is ejected out by earth worms followed by bacterial digestion of septic contents.
2)The cost of these toilet system is not more than afore said SandPlat pit latrines which are being officially promoted by the sanitation projects worldwide. It may also be noted such system when extended to upper-class Sanitation, is capable of saving millions of gallons of fresh water used every day by the municipalities in the urban cities all over the world.

A video clip demonstration and a word doc. are attached with this mail which we hope shall provide more information about the new sanitation system.

Sanitec is first of its kind noble philanthropic mission for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and basically a production unit built with a project cost of 600 000 USD. Sanitec is hub of many such innovations pertaining to WASH products and production technologies. The newly commissioned project has 100 trained local workers and with its initial production capacity, is capable of serving 300 families with affordable and innovative WASH products every day in Madagascar and other sub-Saharan African countries. Our ambition is to replicate such facilities to some of other countries in future where the WASH needs are crucial.

We are looking for funding partner organizations to enable us to have sufficient working capital to take these facilities to millions of suffering poor through institutional access. We shall be able to provide elaborate Business Plan upon hearing a positive response from you.

Kind Regards,

Note by moderator: Link to Video file on dropbox]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Tue, 12 Apr 2016 08:12:21 +0000
Introduction of toilet innovation by Sanitec, Madagascar - by: Silvester

Thank you for bringing out such nice extract from various experts’ study documents on the sanitation programs.
But I would like to put my contradictory opinion on the conclusions of these studies that behavioral change is the only solution for ending open defecation.

In my opinion the poor people prefer open defecation for the following reasons:

1) They don’t have affordable hard ware needs for building their latrines.
2) They are hesitant to use substandard open pit latrines like SandPlat latrines with pungent smell and swamping flies.
3) In the case of the households having built the latrines, they still have other problems like fetching water for washing and flushing needs.
4) Another important problem is handling of the septic tank contents.

I think the solutions to the above problems are simply neglected but most of the studies have simply concluded that behavioral change is only solution to end open defecation.

All the multimillion Dollar campaigns such as TSC, CLTS etc. should have taken some very little effort to find solutions to the above problems before going in to spending millions and millions of Dollars on the said sanitation campaigns that have ended up with only humiliating results.

The solution to the above problems are possible in many ways and I would like to cite one which I have attached in this post. I would like the forum kindly go through them and give us your feed back.

Demo of Dual Phase Closets (3).mpg
marianathan silvester shared from Dropbox:

Director& Founding Engineer of Sanitec]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Fri, 18 Mar 2016 00:38:08 +0000
Search for a supplier of plastic Sanplats in France - in French: Recherche un fournisseur de sanplat en dalle plastique en France - by: Florent je recherche un fournisseur sur la France pour avoir des dalles de défécation type Sanplat en plastique.
Comme celle de la photo...
merci de vos retours.

Translation by Google Translate:

I am searching a supplier in France to have slabs of defecation kind Sanplat in plastic.
Like the one on the photo ...
Thank you for your answers.]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Tue, 08 Mar 2016 14:26:38 +0000
Young WASH Engineer from DR Congo looking for experience - by: cmampuya1990
My name is MAMPUYA Mazebo N'Zinga from DR Congo. I'm a 25 years old Engineer in Water and Sanitation. I'm about to complete a specialized master in WASH. Beside my academic background I am involved in the World Youth Parliament for Water.

I'm currently looking for an internship or job position to get more experience in WASH related issues. I speak both French and English and as a Young Engineer I am highly motivated in improving my skills and knowledge about WASH issues by working in a WASH related project.

You could find more information about my profile in my attached CV]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:20:27 +0000
New mobile sustainable sanitation system (human8ture) - Cambodia - by: MichaelCarr
After consultation with NBP in Cambodia we are currently working on a modular version of their bricks and mortar Bio Gas Digester - (BGD) - Ours is fabricated in the workshop and built on site in a fraction of the time it takes to build a brick built BGD and has many other advantages, such as easy transport and storage - especially the 'last mile'.

We are currently fabricating a full size prototype (4cube) in the factory and searching for a site with a couple of bullocks not far from Phnom Penh to road test it. It has already sparked a lot of interest and we have a group of potential investors coming out from Germany to Phnom Penh in two weeks and I will be making a presentation for that.

The potential customer base is huge and there is big demand from farmers with bullocks to convert the cow waste into a soil enricher, plus the advantage of clean methane gas for cooked, opposed to burning firewood. We are not releasing sketches of our BGD as yet due to IP and (c) concerns - but should be able to do so soon.

As far as my UDDT is concerned, we now have professional autoCAD sketches of that prepared for tooling up and production, we also have a 3D model built to show investors - there have been several modifications made to my earlier version and we believe we have finally made the "go to market" model for production - including a utility sink that comes with it to encourage hygiene.

We are currently seeking investors for that and can be ready with 100 units for field trials 2 months from signing of agreement, including making of molds. All parts have been designed to be mass produced in a rotor molder and we can produce in very large scale given enough notification to make molds and set the factory up.

Any interested parties can contact me through my website or through this forum.

thank you for your interest


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Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Sun, 23 Aug 2015 07:12:23 +0000