[CHALLENGE] Circular Sanitation


We just had a discussion on all the knowledge that is already there. So maybe we can start with making a list of experts in the field of sanitation/ terra preta/ nutricient cycle.I just make a brief start and add them in the pad.


In Berlin there are some ideas for the OSCEdays 2016:


@transitionmaike Hello everyone, just stumbled in here randomly but this seems a pretty interesting topic to me. How’s the team organised exactly? Best I continue reading on the idea of osce days first but then this would be my topic - would be glad to support you.


Hi Chris,
welcome to circular sanitation. Our team is very small right now and mainly German speakers, so we’re happy to have you around. Are you based in Berlin or somewhere else? Which language is more comfortable for you? Which part of circular sanitation are you interested in (hardware, composting, water, nutrients…)?


Hi & thanks! I am living in Berlin yes - German speaker but for me English is fine as well. I am interested in both the circular sanitation process as a whole as well as the single parts especially water and nutrients.


Hi, hope to see you @Agora tomorrow when we set up the first cyceloo and build an improved version. 11-13h.


Hi i am interested to join the challenge.


Hi Julian, great to have you! Are you in Berlin? Then see you tomorrow


Diese Doku ist noch nicht vollständig, aber in Ansätzen schon sehr gut unter https://pad.riseup.net/p/ktmk


Hi, Chuck Henry’s Earth Auger toilet seems like a good low tech solution:

Chuck was in South Africa during OSCEDays installing 200 of his toilets at a test site. We tried to get him to come out but he was too busy. I spoke to one of Chuck’s partners in the Earth Auger toilet and he told me that it’s been tested for a number of years and the pathogen count of the compost material at the end of pipe is almost pathogen free and if lid is placed on it and exposed to sunlight for another 3 months, it is pathogen free and safe to use for compost, with no smell. The urine is diverted so you get both compost and fertilizer.


Interesting new system, only it looks so much more complicated than the ones we found so far. Also they don’t really seem to have a solution for the urine yet which makes up most of the volume. I’m currently multiplying Effective Micro-organsims (EM) to do a trial run with separate urine and feaces fermentation, hopefully starting in about a week.


@Signe, @Julian, @chrstoph: let’s get together to plan th Hack-a-Dixie @ the Emergent Berlin Fest. I’m currently trying to buy a Dixie-Toilet so we can turn it into a composting/ separation toilet. Will you join the project?


@transitionmaike : I am still interested but time is lacking at the moment. After july 25 I’d be up for a meeting!


it will have to wait until september then as I’m not here in August. Have a great summer!


@chrstoph, @Julian, @Signe: In order to realize the Hack-a-Dixie at the Emergent Berlin Fest 12.9.2016 we should try to get organzied through the forum a bit and then meet as early as possible in September. I’m currently trying to buy a used Dixie toilet to use in the hackathon-happening. I also have one more person interested outside of the forum and hope that Josh will be able to join again. If you know of anyone else who may be in, this is the time to contact them and get them excited (not only builders but also artistic talents for re-decorating the cabin and good documenters are welcome )


@chrstoph, @Julian, @Signe: We have been invited to come to the Emergent Berlin plannign meeting: https://www.facebook.com/events/267705890260078/ on Wednesday at 19:30. As a job of mine just has been cancelled I will be able to make it. Let’s meet there if you can.


@chrstoph, @Julian, könnt ihr mir eure mailadressen geben, dann könnten wir uns unabhängig vom einloggen hier verständigen, das geht vielleicht schneller. LG Maike


Hey @transitionmaike @chrstoph I’m arriving in Berlin on July 26th, I’m in to help you out with your sanitation project. Is there a chance we can meet ?


I would love to, only I leave on the 27th. I’ll ask the (just starting) team if they can make it.


There will be another Cyceloo-meet-up next week Saturday in the Baumhaus und Berlin

1.10.2016 at 14h (2 pm)
Baumhaus, Gerichtstr. 23 (http://www.baumhausberlin.de/)

All welcome, first half hour is an introduction to the aims and the concept of cyceloo-project. We then want to discuss the problems of the Dixie-Hackathon, mainly the issue of oxygen and urine collection in the tank, removal of collected faeces, transport logistics, cleaning, financing and further use of the portacabin once it’s converted.