[Greenbuilding] ... device to purify human waste, make compost and generate electricity

Corwyn corwyn at midcoast.com
Sun Aug 19 11:22:46 CDT 2012

On 8/18/2012 10:23 PM, Steve Satow wrote:
> Corwyn, to say that you can fertilise with "human wastes that have done
> nothing more than compost" is not strictly true.
> The process need to be thermophilic in order to break down potential
> pathogens, otherwise it cannot be used as fertiliser in most jurisdictions…

It IS strictly true.  My compost pile was over 120°F for more than 2 
months, and over 140°F for a week or so.  It was plenty thermophilic. 
Pathogens die in hours at 140°F.  The only extra work I put in was 
watering it if it got too dry (two or three times, this year).

Topher Belknap
Green Fret Consulting
Kermit didn't know the half of it...
topher at greenfret.com
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