The SECCO toilet is portable and operates without water, plumbing, or electricity.
The SECCO toilet is being developed by LEHO SAS in Columbia. The purpose of the device is to reduce environmental impact by not requiring water, plumbing, or electricity. There are portable and stationary versions of the SECCO toilet. The toilet separates liquid and solid waste. The waste collected by the toilet can be used for the creation of gas, compost, or energy. The waste processing does not occur inside the SECCO toilet.
The product is still in development and is not being distributed at this time. Special requests to obtain early versions of the product are accepted on their website.
The prototype price is 950 USD in full configuration. There are multiple configurations ranging from 250 USD to the full price. The estimated future price when the product enters production is 500 USD. Interview with representative.
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
The portable toilet can be used in disaster response when traditional sanitation infrastructure is unavailable. Toilets can be sold to business, hospitals, residences, and industry. Any person interested in minimizing their environmental impact.
This product is currently in the prototyping phase and not yet manufactured at scale.
The designers have not yet selected their user provision model.
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The toilet is operated by opening it with a lever. A button needs to be pushed before and after use to dispense covering materials into the toilet. These covering materials need to be replaced every 35 uses. The toilet is closed after use with the same lever that was used to open it. The container with the waste is removed manually and can be added to a separate process to convert it to gas, compost, or energy.
The product is in development and no technical support plan is in place yet.
“Glass fiber parts 25 years indoors. Inox parts 50 years indoors. Glass fiber parts 10 years outdoors. Inox parts 20 years outdoors.” Interview with representative.
Reduce water waste per person by 22,000 liters. The portable version can be set up with two people in a few minutes. The stationary version takes 45 minutes to install.
Testing is currently being completed by universities and public offices. Interview with representative
Users should avoid direct contact with waste when emptying the system. The system should be emptied frequently to avoid the container overfilling.
The toilet can operate independently of other systems.
The SECCO Toilet meets the Columbian regulations NTC 920:2011 for porcelain toilets. Work is being done to see if the SECCO Toilet complies with Argentinian regulations. Interview with representative.
The SECCO toilet is evaluated for water consumption, infrastructure required, contaminated water cleaning process, medical expenses from contaminated water infections, and consequences of infection. Interview with representative
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