Overview of Urine-Diverting Dry Toilets (UDDTs)
Technology review incorporates WECF's experiences with dry toilets
Authors Christian Rieck, Elisabeth von Münch and Heike Hoffmann published, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, a technology overview of urine-diverting dry toilets (UDDTs). This overview discusses functions of the UDDTs, design considerations, installation costs, common operation, and maintenance issues. Successful examples of large-scale UDDT programmes are mentioned to illustrate this. Moreover, several projects of WECF-partners are also serving as an example, since WECF successfully makes use of the UDDTs. Most importantly, the authors fight the notion that UDDTs are only available for a relative high price. On the contrary, a number of UDDT designs can be constructed at low-costs by making use of locally available construction materials.
The entire technology overview can be found here.
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