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Toilets that make compost : low-cost, sanitary toilets that produce valuable compost for crops in an African context

This book is an abbreviation and simplification of the EcoSan book : ecological approach to sanitation in Africa (Peter Morgan, 2005; updated 2006). It provides practical information which allows those living in rural, peri-urban and even in some urban areas of Africa, to build and practice the art of recycling nutrients from their own excreta in order to gain better crops and vegetables in their backyards and gardens. The book describes three types of toilets: a single shallow-pit toilet or Arborloo, a toilet with two alternately used shallow pits or Fossa alterna, and a toilet built on a vault above the ground which uses a urine diverting principle where the urine and faeces are separated. The book includes chapters on construction and upgrading toilets, odour and fly control, hygiene, and the use of compost and urine in the garden.

TitleToilets that make compost : low-cost, sanitary toilets that produce valuable compost for crops in an African context
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsMorgan, P
Paginationxii, 100 p. : 238 fig.
Date Published2007-01-01
PublisherStockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Place PublishedStockholm, Sweden
ISSN Number9789197602228
Keywordsafrica, composting latrines, construction, design, ecological sanitation, hand washing, hygiene, insect control, maintenance, odour control, sdiafr, sdisan
Abstract

This book is an abbreviation and simplification of the EcoSan book : ecological approach to sanitation in Africa (Peter Morgan, 2005; updated 2006). It provides practical information which allows those living in rural, peri-urban and even in some urban areas of Africa, to build and practice the art of recycling nutrients from their own excreta in order to gain better crops and vegetables in their backyards and gardens. The book describes three types of toilets: a single shallow-pit toilet or Arborloo, a toilet with two alternately used shallow pits or Fossa alterna, and a toilet built on a vault above the ground which uses a urine diverting principle where the urine and faeces are separated. The book includes chapters on construction and upgrading toilets, odour and fly control, hygiene, and the use of compost and urine in the garden.

NotesBibliography: p. 97-99

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