SP10 Human Powered Sludge Pump


Project ongoing since: 2013 • Beaumont

Purpose

To develop and commercialize a low-cost, manually operated, durable pump suitable for desludging watery sludge from pits/tanks in a safe and hygienic manner and increase the profits and quality of the service provided.

Activities

Testing performed in 2016 and 2017 revealed failure modes of the pump that need to be resolved. This work is scheduled for completion in Q1 of 2018 at which time testing will start over.

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Image: SP10 HPSP

Countries of activity

Location of main activity

Objectives

The SP10 Human Powered Sludge Pump was specifically designed for removing human waste from shallow septic tanks and latrine pits within difficult to access communities throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The pump is made largely of materials that can be easily sourced, and it is rugged, easy to use and easy to maintain.

The SP10 can fit into and through spaces where vacuum trucks cannot reach, and is lightweight yet robust enough to maneuver over challenging terrain. The pump is self-priming, making it easy to use. Pumping the handle creates a vacuum within the pump and waste is drawn from the tank into the pump. The strainer catches large debris and materials that can foul or damage the valves and piston. The strainer can be quickly removed and emptied when full. The valves and piston can be quickly accessed for maintenance purposes.

Further information

Specifications

Dimensions
0.5 meters wide
1.2 meters long
1.1 meters high

Dry Weight
35 kilograms

Pump Capacity
0-5% total solids
Intake Height: 2 meters
Discharge Height: 3 meters
Discharge Distance: 30 meters
Flow-rate: 100 liters per minute

Contact information

Andrew Whitesell
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Jenelle Van Eynde
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Filter tags

Emptying and transport (non sewered) Global North America Other funding source or unspecified Practitioners Private sector, including social enterprises Product design and engineering Urban informal settlements (slums)

Links

Beaumont LLC
Honolulu
Hawaii


Beaumont is a Honolulu-based company that provides industrial design, mechanical engineering, systems architecture, and project management services. Our team members have developed electronic wearables, medical devices, medical and electronic test equipment, and semiconductor manufacturing tools. Beaumont is currently developing sanitation technologies to improve sanitation and health conditions of 100 million people by 2025. To learn more please visit www.beaumontllc.com.

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