The excrevator (power auger) to empty pits (North Carolina State University, USA) - now field testing

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Re: The excrevator (power auger) to empty pits (North Carolina State University, USA) - now field testing

Hello Scoop Squad,

Sorry for the delayed response. I am not sure if I responded to you by email. I thought I did, but maybe not...

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Re: The excrevator (power auger) to empty pits (North Carolina State University, USA) - now field testing

Dear all,

For those of you following progress of the excrevator tool by the group of Francis at North Carolina State University, take a look at this presentation at the FMS3 conference:

The “Excrevator” - Safe and Effective Pit Emptying: Tate Rogers, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
www.susana.org/images/documents/07-cap-d...1/2-1-3-6-Rogers.pdf

It includes results from their field testing in:
  • Hyderabad, India
  • Durban, South Africa
  • Mzuzu, Malawi
From their summary slide:
  • The Excrevator is an effective pit emptying tool if trash content can be managed
  • An assortment of tools are necessary to empty the high variability of existing pits
  • Field testing to continue in Malawi in Early 2015
  • New field testing locations to be determined



As far as I know, their current phase of funding is coming (or has come) to an end, so I think they are looking for more funds for further R&D, so I wish them good luck with that!

Regards,
Elisabeth

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