Cost of infrastructure can cost thousands of dollars. Running water lines, sewage lines, electricity, etc., etc., takes time and money - lots and lots of money. Now there is al alternative for all of your utilities in remote areas. Or, areas that are just now developing. Or, areas where the people want control of their utilities - off-the-grid. In a remote or off-the-grid situation, those alternatives are: solar panels for electricity, rainwater harvest for water, and the Enviro Loo (Eloo) for sanitation
The Enviro Loo and the Eloo Building (as a kit) is much more cost effective to already restricted park budgets. Park restroom systems that have been used in the past have nice concrete buildings, but nasty, stinky holding tanks for toilers. Not so with ELOO!
There is no need to run water lines, sewage lines, or electricity connections before installation... resulting in an accelerated construction schedule and small carbon footprint.
Current market offerings for restrooms for camps and parks are very nice, large, concrete buildings with stinky holding tanks. These concrete facilities are horribly expensive to ship all the way across the country, to hire expensive heavy equipment - backhoes, 18-wheeler trucks, and cranes, to unload and place the tanks and buildings! It is cost prohibitive to place one of these buildings in a remote location.
Here is the answer to your NET ZERO requirements for human waste management systems - the Enviro Loo and the Eloo Building. The concrete buildings and concrete holding tanks require considerable outside heavy equipment to be brought on base in order to install these facilities. The Eloo and Eloo buidlings can be installed and maintained by base personnel with medium construction skills.
The ELOO® provides an environmentally friendly way to treat human waste using dehydration and evaporation. The ELOO® is particularly suited for locations that have limited water resources.
The ELOO® is manufactured in the United States only by SWSLoo, Inc. It is built to high U.S. standards and provides an environmentally safe and user-friendly sanitation system.
The ELOO®, although not a composting toilet, provides the right environment to treat and stabilize human waste by the natural processes of dehydration and evaporation. The waste is reduced into an inoffensive and harmless, dry, ashlike material, which is then disposed of according to local county, state, and Federal regulations.
The ELOO® operates by separating the liquid and solid waste. This waste is subjected to ambient heat and directed airflow to achieve the necessary dehydration and evaporation to convert this waste, with ancillary bacterial and biological activity, into the dried, ashlike material which is approximately 5-10% of its original mass (solid waste). The liquid waste totally evaporates.
The liquid waste drains into the trap area below the solid waste drying plate . By separating the solid and liquid waste, anaerobic conditions (cause of odor) do not occur. Constant, directed air flow through the intake pipes, around and over the drying tray, then up through the evacuation vent pipe facilitates both the dehydration and evaporation of the waste. The turbine on top of the vent pipe aids in the air flow and dehydration processes.
Installation of the The ELOO® should be with the back of the unit placed to collect the most sunlight and heat - the solar window in your hemisphere. The heat build-up (radiant heat) is absorbed through the UV-protected black polyethylene plastic of the maintenance cover and vent pipe. The increased internal temperature causes convective airflow which adds to the airflow through the intake pipes.