Plan in Vietnam
The Granito is a locally manufactured double-vault composting (DVC) pan.
Granito is a locally manufactured and affordable double-vault composting (DVC) pan. It is a premolded pan made out of cement with a polished surface for DVC latrine systems.
Plan in Vietnam and Ha Nam’s Center for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (CERWASSS2)
Other pre-moulded double and single-pans both locally-manufactured pans and alternative solutions from abroad (e.g. SaTo Pan).
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Low-income households where squatting and pit latrines are the norm.
The pre-moulded pan is locally manufactured from cement and has a polished surface.
This product is distributed by Plan in Vietnam as part of its DVC latrine program.
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The Granito is an affordable, locally-manufactured DVC pan. It is an innovation by Plan in Vietnam within the Nam Ha Program Unit (NHPU) latrine program. The product is manufactured from cement and has a polished surface. The Granito is reported to have substantially improved the consistency in construction standards of the DVC latrines. Furthermore, the design is easy to clean and reduces seepage of urine into the concrete thereby reducing odours.
- Top image: Uninstalled Granito pan
- Bottom image: Installed Granito pan with two covered defecation holes
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Specified performance targets include: low-cost, locally manufactured, and easy to clean.
Following a review of the product, Plan’s Nam Ha Program Unit (NHPU) and Sanitation Consultant recommended that the Granito could be improved by increasing its length for greater comfort of the users and less likelihood of urine splashing onto the concrete floor. DVC latrines are advocated by development and government agencies because they save water, prevent groundwater pollution and recycle nutrients in human excreta.
Users to properly use Granito and DVC latrine to avoid contact with faecal matter and urine. No other known safety hazards related to the product.
The Granito is an accessory to DVC latrines.
Cole, B., Pham Duc, P., Collett, J., 2009, A qualitative and physical investigation of a double-vault composting latrine programme in northern Vietnam“, Waterlines, 28(4), pp. 333-342
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