Human Waste Pyrolyzer
FRANKLIN INST RESEARCH LABS PHILADELPHIA PA
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A simple and effective system for thermally reducing and inerting human waste products feces and urine has been successfully demonstrated. The modular unit tested should be serviceable by groups of up to 14 men in its present form. Basic system components consist of a 5-gallon collector pail, a liquid-fueled weed burner and a 30 or 55-gallon open-head drum lined with a mineral fiber blanket of insulation to serve as the furnace enclosure. A 2-12 hour burning period will completely reduce a 37 lb 4 gallon daily waste load to less than 12 lb of dry, sterile, non-polluting residue. Only 1.7 gallons of liquid fuel are required for the complete operation. The only problems encountered were odor over a 300 ft radius and occasional burner flame-out.
- Civil Engineering