Updated on October 5, 2020


Created on October 5, 2020


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The Granito is a locally manufactured double-vault composting (DVC) pan.

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Product Description

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.

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Plan in Vietnam and Ha Nam’s Center for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (CERWASSS2)

Manufacturing/Building Method

The pre-moulded pan is locally manufactured from cement and has a polished surface.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

This product is distributed by Plan in Vietnam as part of its DVC latrine program.

Distributions to Date Status


Toilet type

Toilet accessory

Evacuation method


Storage conditions


Capacity (L)


Time until emptying


Design Specifications

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.  

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer.

Replacement Components




Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Specified performance targets include: low-cost, locally manufactured, and easy to clean.

Vetted Performance Status

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.

Complementary Technical Systems

The Granito is an accessory to DVC latrines.

Academic Research and References

Compliance with regulations


Other Information


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