Published in: 2003
A new toilet center has been constructed in a slum in Bangalore/India, which allows separated collection of urine and feces. Urine is used directly as a fertiliser on an agricultural education campus. The feces are professionally composted. The compost is used to grow medical plants
on the campus as well as for banana production. A new sustainable development concept is being tested here, one which tackles the problems of sewage water and feces and creates an opportunity for one aspect of slum development: The income generated by the project (users fee, compost, bananas) can cover 50 % and more of the running cost of the toilet centers.
Heeb, J. (2003). Source Separation - New Toilets for Indian Slums. Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Ecological Sanitation, Incorporating the 1st IWA Specialist Group Conference on Sustainable Sanitation, 7-11 April, Luebeck, Germany.
Heeb, J. (2003). Source Separation - New Toilets for Indian Slums.
East Asia & Pacific English Faeces or faecal sludge Urban (entire city) Urban informal settlements (slums) Urine diversion dehydration toilets (UDDTs)
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