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Indonesian, Japanese researchers find economic value in urine, feces

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

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Bandung   /   Wed, August 28, 2019   /  11:38 am
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The composting toilet or bio toilet does not need pipes, a septic tank, or waste disposal sewers like conventional toilets(The Jakarta Post/-)

The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) has launched a composting toilet developed in cooperation with the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN) from Japan in Bandung, West Java. “We want to see if feces and urine have economic value,” LIPI clean technology research center researcher Neni Sintawardani said after the soft launch of a composting technology application at SD 210 Babakan Sinyar state elementary school in Kiaracondong on Monday. The composting toilet or bio toilet does not need pipes, a septic tank, or waste disposal sewers like conventional toilets. In the bio toilet, feces and urine is captured by sawdust underneath the toilet. “After defecating, the toilet user has to push a button that will mix the sawdust with the feces,” Neni said. The toilet users can clean up with toilet tissue papers and dump the used papers into the t...