Do you know that globally a thousand kids lose their lives everyday due to fecal related infections? It is for this reason, Emily Woods started a campaign to ensure access of clean and safe toilet to everyone in Kenya. Her team from Sanivation Woods did an excellent job by turning fecal matter into fuel and make surroundings happier and healthier. For now, Sanivation is working in Kenya and is busy placing toilets in every house and getting waste picked up from all places twice a week. The waste reaches Sanivation center where biosolids are heated in a solar concentrator for more than 70 degrees centigrade which removes all pathogens from waste. It is then dehydrated further with the help of agglomeration and then turned into charcoal briquettes that can be used as burning fuel.
The project started in December 2015 at a Sanctuary Farm located in Naivasha, Kenya, by next year, the facility turned into a revised and more expanded treatment system boosting its capacity up to 300 percent. The primary goal of this service is to reach out to one million homes by end of this decade. All this began when Sanivation made a trip to Kenya in 2011, during this trip the team members worked in association with Chile to recover the damages of 2010 earthquake. Woods was recently included in Forbes 30 under 30 list for energy sector in year 2016. It is one of the greatest projects that brings up other side of engineers that works to make this world a better and healthier place. It also takes into account the present technology and upgrades uit with new applications.
There are a lot of problems associated with burning kerosene and sanitation are quite huge in Kenya as well as across the globe. The deforestation for charcoal is also on rise, under such pressures the Sanivation project comes as a boon.
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