The Sanitation Crisis
Transforming Fecal Waste
The Biogenic Refinery is a thermal treatment solution using patented technology that provides treatment products such as pathogen free biochar, heat and electricity. Thousands of hours of operational data have been collected from biogenic refineries operating on three continents, in temperatures as low as -20˚C. The Biogenic Refinery is transportable, designed to operate off-grid and can handle input with an average of 35% moisture.
RAPID AVAILABILITY, SCALABILITY
A small footprint and modular design allow for fast deployment. Distributed and cascaded systems deliver high availability and scalability from 10 to 50,000 people.
Pathogens are inactivated within 24 hours by the pyrolysis-combustion process, and a volume reduction of 90% is achieved on a dry basis.
VALUABLE TREATMENT PRODUCTS
Biochar can be used as a soil amendment, for filtration, cooking or heating. Thermal energy can be used for pasteurization and drying of the feedstock and for electricity generation.
REMOTE PERFORMANCE MONITORING
The kelv˚n software platform offers real-time reporting and alerts to operators and supervisors, allows for remote monitoring and provides user interaction through a mobile or web interface.
As markets move toward evidence-based best practice techniques, the need to collect data in a flexible platform becomes more important. Kelvin is our software architecture that collects data from sensors on our proprietary control board to monitor and manage our systems. The data results are transmitted in realtime to our cloud database where further data processing and analytics are performed through SAS, SPSS or R Software. The systems operations data is scored and presented as Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that provide visual reporting for management and stakeholders.
Our engineers can take new technologies to your customer around the world and support needs assessments, gender lens influence and design modification. We are looking for new opportunities and partnerships to expand our tools and deliver the data that is needed to monitor progress on the use of safely managed sanitation services, globally and nationally.
Smart Sanitation Measurement
Our team can work with you to develop Key Performance Indicators “KPIs” to measure goals to meet emerging standards, environmental and social impact goals. We have experience in sensor selection and data analysis.