Published: 2010-07-20


This article originally from EDN Issue: 108_SUPPLEMENT [ Download Original Document ]

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Here are a few photos of ways urine can be automatically separated from solid waste in an outhouse. For more information, see ECHO’s Technical Note about composting toilets.

 

 

 

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Figure: A composting toilet at ECHO. The photo on the left shows a urinal with a hose (visible underneath) that goes to the catchment tank (outside of the outhouse; shown in the middle photo). Far right: A toilet seat with the funnel (see arrow) in the front to divert urine (again, a hose attached to the bottom goes to a separate chamber). With this system, there might be a slightly higher risk of enteric (intestinal) diseases entering the urine.
Figure: A composting toilet at ECHO. The photo on the left shows a urinal with a hose (visible underneath) that goes to the catchment tank (outside of the outhouse; shown in the middle photo). Far right: A toilet seat with the funnel (see arrow) in the front to divert urine (again, a hose attached to the bottom goes to a separate chamber). With this system, there might be a slightly higher risk of enteric (intestinal) diseases entering the urine.