A dry loo

A waterless composting toilet which uses no chemicals and can be a permanent structure or transportable, is available from Dryloo. Recent improvements to the toilet ensure that it is also odourless and more comfortable.
Dryloo uses no chemicals and is easy to service and is the most economical composting toilet available, according to the s {mosimage}A waterless composting toilet which uses no chemicals and can be a permanent structure or transportable, is available from Dryloo. Recent improvements to the toilet ensure that it is also odourless and more comfortable.
Dryloo uses no chemicals and is easy to service and is the most economical composting toilet available, according to the supplier. Units have been sold in South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania and Nigeria. Light foam cement panels are used for the composting box and the hut housing the toilet. They are good insulators, sealing off odours from the box.
Dryloo is suitable where no water pumping facilities are available – like farms, nature parks, rural schools, or in cities where services are not provided. It can be installed inside a house or building or outside in its own hut. When installed on pallets it is transportable, making it suitable for construction sites.
Dryloo has a capacity of approximately 10 users (20 in the case of schoolchildren) per day.
The Dryloo toilet system consists of:

  • A round carousel to which six loosely-woven bags are attached;
  • A composting box which is either dug into the ground or installed above ground.
    When the toilet is used, the waste falls into the bag. The liquid runs through the weave into the composting box. An extractor fan draws air down through the toilet pan ensuring that no smells enter the toilet.
    For areas with no electricity to activate the fan, a solar vent, operated by solar panels, is available.
    Depending on frequency of use, the first bag will probably be full after 6-12 months. The mechanism is then rotated by hand so the second bag is in line with the pan. When all the bags are full, the first bag is removed, emptied and replaced. The waste has by then composted and dehydrated for two years or more and is not unpleasant to handle, according to the supplier.
    A carousel, six bags and cable ties, a solar vent, two pipes, a polyethylene pedestal and seat cost $280.
    The parcel containing these weighs about 20kg and can be posted to anywhere in the world. Assembly instruction are included.
    The price of a foam cement composting box is $125. However, it can also be built from bricks and mortar. Foam cement hut panels costs $185.
    The carousel and all foam cement panels carry a lifelong guarantee.
    The Dryloo is now supplied with a litre of Histosol, a Lignin based biodegradable product which rids the air of odours. It can be used on all sewage systems such as septic tanks to control odours and break up solids. DRYLOO: MMAYERS@YEBO.CO.ZA Tel +27 11 7682391;

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