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For the original project description, click on the following link for the Project Readiness Package.
The long term goal of this project is to develop an inexpensive waste pasteurizer that will allow households of three to five people in underdeveloped countries, specifically Haiti, to safely use their waste as a free fertilizer for home gardens and crops. The method of pasteurization that will be used is to heat the waste to a high temperature using renewable and cheap energy for a set amount of time to kill the pathogens contained within. There are several similar past projects including water pasteurization and various solar cookers that ideas will be drawn from.
The primary objective of this project is to transform human waste into a safe to use fertilizer using renewable energy. The waste pasteurizer must be made of materials available in Haiti and be easy to use.
1. Reach a temperature and maintain it for the required amount of time to eliminate pathogens contained in human waste.
2. Contain and dispose of unwanted outputs of pasteurizer including pathogens and combustible gas.
3. Use resources available to a third world country, specifically Haiti.
Expected Project Benefits:
Strategy & Approach
Assumptions & Constraints:
Assumptions made include that the waste entered into the pasteurizer is a uniform consistency, that the weather in Haiti is conducive to collecting solar energy and that users of the final product will be able to empty and re-fill the contents on a regular basis. As the project continues into later stages many more assumptions will be made.
Some major constraints are the issue of cost and use of available materials. The developed device must cost under $50 and it is preferred that only materials available in Haiti are used.
Issues & Risks: Foreseen Issues fall into several different categories:
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