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Lifting the lid : an ecological approach to toilet systems

Author: Peter Harper; Louise Halestrap; National Centre for Alternative Technology.
Publisher: Machynlleth : Centre for Alternative Technology, ©1999.
Series: New futures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines alternatives to the flush toilet, how to manage a household's output of sewage, conserve water, and turn a potential pollutant into a nutrient for use in improving the environment. Includes chapters on the biology of breakdown, how to choose a composting toilet, maximizing septic tanks, utilizing greywater in the garden, and designing twin-vault toilets.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Harper; Louise Halestrap; National Centre for Alternative Technology.
ISBN: 1898049793 9781898049791
OCLC Number: 44059281
Description: 154 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The mighty WC --
Toilet systems, an overview --
The biology of breakdowm --
Designing dry toilets --
Alternative toilets --
case studies --
Water conservation and low-flush toilets --
Septic tanks --
Greywater --
Nutrient flow and cycling --
Plans for a twin-vault composting toilet --
A new design of twin-vault toilet from natural solutions.
Series Title: New futures.
Responsibility: Peter Harper and Louise Halestrap.

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