Updated on December 22, 2023

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Created on August 28, 2017

SavvyLoo

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The SavvyLoo Toilet is a urine-diverting dry toilet, powered by solar power.

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Product Description

The SavvyLoo toilet is a urine diverting dry toilet that dessicates faeces using solar heat and air while leading the urine to a soak away. It is designed for rural regions in Africa without access to water.

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Pennine Energy Solutions Ltd

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include Envirosan Eazi Flush and Enviro Loo Domestic D2010.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Pennine Energy Inovations Ltd manufactures the toilet.

Intellectural Property Type

Patent

User Provision Model

Users can obtain the SavvyLoo via direct sales from SavvyLoo, or from franchising networks.

Distributions to Date Status

Two simulated field trials have been done at Vaal University of Technology and two live field trials have been done at Sebokeng.Interview with designer in 2018

Toilet type

Toilet

Evacuation method

Dry

Storage conditions

Container storage

Capacity (L)

Unknown

Time until emptying

Unknown

Design Specifications

A conical disc, which is pedal operated, separates liquids from solid feces. The faces are dried by a combination of solar heat and air ventilation (and removed from the user to prevent contamination), while urine is lead to a soak pit.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Maintenance is performed by users themselves, or support can be outsourced to franchising firms.

Replacement Components

Unknown; product is in development

Lifecycle

Unknown; product is in development

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Targets include desiccating feces in 3-5 days, and for the toilet to be odorless.

Vetted Performance Status

None

Safety

Proper treatment and handling of fecal matter can reduce or eliminate risks of users' contact with pathogens.

Complementary Technical Systems

None

Compliance with regulations

Unknown; product is in development

Evaluation methods

The developer states low-cost, easy to install and use, energy independent and that it should protect users from pathogens and smells as important factors during the development of the product.

Other Information

The company is now seeking funding/investments to value-engineer the toilet, extend field trials, get an Agrément Certificate and then commercialize the product.Interview with designer (Sept 2017) The product was selected for the Green Pioneer Accelerator Program in Kenya and South Africa in 2015. A video is also available which described the product.

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