Published in: 2010
Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)
Kulkarni, S., Kumar, R.S.A.
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In the year 1960, Dehu village had no toilets when Dr. Mapuskar (who has designed Malaprabha technology) came to practice medicine and thus reside in the village. The sanitation status quo of the village and the issues surrounding this instigated Dr. Mapuskar to make the village a hygienically
safer place to live in.
After researching on the working principles of septic tanks, anaerobic digestion process and water jacket floating dome type biogas plant, he developed the design of Malaprabha technology.
Malaprabha technology basically is a ‘toilet – linked biogas plant’ where human excreta are converted to biogas in specially designed digester chambers. Dehu village has implemented this technology with goals towards improving sanitary conditions and health status.
Kulkarni, S., Kumar, R.S.A. (2010). Malaprabha Technology in Dehu village, Dist. Pune, Maharashtra, India (draft) - Case study of sustainable sanitation projects. Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)
Biogas systems Case studies in SuSanA template East Asia & Pacific English
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