P14415: P3 Arborloo Plastic Base Development


Project Summary Project Information

Arborloo - Plastic Base

The objective of this project is to design an arborloo base that reduces the factors that block adoption by the Haitian people, i.e. it is low cost, plastic, portable, easily constructed, modern looking, and safe to use.

The current arborloo design is difficult to adopt in rural areas due to high cost and transportation difficulties. Furthermore, the time, skills, and tools required to construct the base are preventing widespread adoption.

The intended latrine base designs and prototypes should be consistent with the current arborloo design, while incorporating the use of plastics. The designs need to be portable, easy to assemble, and low cost. This project team will develop 3 to 4 concept designs, ultimately leading to 2 functional prototypes.

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Latrine in Haiti

Latrine in Haiti

Project Name
P3 Arborloo Plastic Base Development
Project Number
Project Family
Energy and Sustainable Systems
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
Sarah Brownell, sabeie@rit.edu, 585-330-6434
Primary Customer
Sarah Brownell, sabeie@rit.edu, 585-330-6434
Sponsor (financial support)
EPA P3 Award, Dr. Brian Thorn, bkteie@rit.edu
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Final Designs

Shown below are the two final designs, The Vacloo and The Deckloo, which were built and tested, and fulfilled the engineering requirements for the project.




Team Members

Team P14415: John Wilson, Patrick Morabito, Nathan Conklin, Michael Coffey, Samuel Svintozelsky (pictured left to right)

Team P14415: John Wilson, Patrick Morabito, Nathan Conklin, Michael Coffey, Samuel Svintozelsky (pictured left to right)

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Member Discipline Contact
John Wilson Mechanical Engineer jfw4454@rit.edu
Michael Coffey Industrial and Systems Engineer mjc3255@rit.edu
Samuel Svintozelsky Mechanical Engineer sxs9101@rit.edu
Nathan Conklin Industrial and Systems Engineer nrc5582@rit.edu
Patrick Morabito Mechanical Engineer pnm5379@rit.edu

Table of Contents


Planning & Execution

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Detailed Design

Project Review

Photo Gallery

Post DDR Actions

Design 1

Design 2

Build, Test, Document

Final Presentation

Technical Paper


Final Review Notes