I'm not sure if bad bacteria would accumulate with 'aging' urine, but I seem to remember an interesting factoid about dying leather white with aged urine and the ammonia it turns into. I don't think much bacteria could survive in ammonia?
Ben Souther wrote:
My daughter tells me, she learned in Latin class, that the Romans used to keep around until it turned into ammonia and then use it for toothpaste.
Just BTW, I recall reading on-line several years ago about someone in Africa who thought they'd found a cheap insecticide or herbicide (can't remember which) which was aged urine. Heard no more about it, so it must have gone nowhere.
paul wheaton wrote:
Poop is still gonna be your "green". I don't know what the C:N ratio is for human poop, but I cannot help but think it is heavier on the N than the 30:1 needed for optimal compost.
Further, I suspect that even if you separate out the pee, some is still gonna get mixed in with the poop.
paul wheaton wrote:My thinking is that if you have a pee separator, then you don't need nearly as much sawdust. And, I seem to recall somewhere that somehow when you mix the pee with the poop it becomes something far more problematic than if you keep them separate. But i cannot remember what the problem was. Nor can I find that reference. So I'm hoping somebody would enlighten me.