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What is Dry Sanitation?


Dry sanitation is defined as the disposal of human waste without the use of water as a carrier. Often the product is then used as fertilizer

(Pacey 1978; Lachapelle 1995). In developed countries, dry sanitation toilets were initially designed for use in remote areas for practical and environmental reasons. However, increasing environmental awareness has led to some people using them as an alternative to conventional systems. In developing countries they can be a low-cost, environmentally acceptable, hygienic option. With dehydrating toilets, the urine is diverted away into spetic tanks for collection

When full, it is sealed and after some months the product is used as fertilizer or buried (Pacey 1978). Examples are the Vietnamese double vault toilet, which has been used widely in Vietnam since 1954, and adapted models in Kenya and Ghana . With composting toilets, the faeces and urine are broken down by bacteria and fungi. Other organic matter such as coconut husks, straw or vegetable scraps are added. Temperature, airflow and moisture content are all carefully controlled to maintain aerobic conditions. 

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Worldwide Sanitation Problems

  • Many countries are chronically short of water, which makes the use of water bourne sanitation an unrealistic option.
  • The capital cost required for water bourne sanitation is prohibitive in most of the cases.
  • It has conclusively been proven that nitrate loaded effluent from pit latrines is directly responsible for widespread contamination of valuable groundwater resources.
  • The regular operating and maintenance costs of sanitation systems such as bucket latrines, septic tanks, chemical and waterbourne toilets are very high.

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  • Completely closed system
  • No sewage pipe network and sewage treatment plants required
  • No effluent seepage into underground water resources.
  • No obnoxious odours
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