Greg Martin wrote:Any details that you can share about your solution Sam, or is it a bit early yet? Thanks.
Sam Giles wrote:The solution will be constructed mostly using locally sourced materials including used plastic barrels, plastic tubing and requiring only basic hand tools to assemble.
When used to its full potential, the solution will generate great quality fertiliser within 21 days. It does this using a few key principles:
Aeration - Daily movement/mixing to ensure bacteria circulates through waste.
Temperature - Between 30-50 degrees C ensures thermophilic reaction occurs. This kills any pathogens in the animal and human waste.
Odour Control - Using sawdust/wood shavings, any odour produced by the waste is contained. This is particularly important where human/animal waste is being composted. This will also prevent methane from being produced.
Sam Giles wrote:In Mumbai, India, this would have a value of $10, which is equals the average monthly income.
Chris Kott wrote:Hi Sam.
Do you know how your method compares with methane-based anaerobic digesters that produce methane and usually process animal and human wastes? How is your way superior, or is it because it will strictly handle kitchen scraps?