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An indoor dry toilet is a device that doesn’t utilize running water but instead collects waste for manual removal. The seat for this toilet allows for different wastes to be separated and removed more easily. This device should be able to be used by any person no matter their build and should be cost-effective. The current model is usable but some waste can miss the diverters and may not be contained. The plastic seats are also not very cost-effective and takes longer to construct. This device has been in development since 2005 but was put on hold because of the earthquake in 2010.

The end goals of this project is to design and manufacture a full seat that is ergonomically sufficient for all users while also being aesthetically pleasing, and easily movable by a single person. It must also be less expensive than what it is currently while also being 100% usable. The product should be manufactured locally and the management of urinal waste should be easier and possibly customizable in terms of collection methods.

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S.O.I.L.

S.O.I.L.

Project Name
P.O.R.T.A.
Project Number
P19416
Project Family
N/A
Start Term
2181
End Term
2185
Faculty Guide
Cory Stiehl
Primary Customer
Sarah Brownell, Haiti Sanitation
Sponsor (financial support)
SOIL/MSD

Team Members

Left to Right: Peter Killian, Owen Tinkler, Ricky Ko, Timothy Turner, Aleah Starks

Left to Right: Peter Killian, Owen Tinkler, Ricky Ko, Timothy Turner, Aleah Starks

Member Discipline Role Contact
Peter Killian Mechanical Engineering Lead Engineer pmk1483@rit.edu
Owen Tinkler Industrial and Systems Engineering Project Manager and Communications Lead oxt6209@rit.edu
Ricky Ko Biomedical Engineering Systems Engineer and Purchasing Lead rxk5315@rit.edu
Timothy Turner Mechanical Engineering Design Engineer tt9695@rit.edu
Aleah Starks Industrial and Systems Engineering EDGE Coordinator and Facilitator axs9475@rit.edu

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