The Biofil Digester

Biological Filters and Composters Limited (Biofilcom)

The Biofil digester is a passive decentralized wastewater treatment system that uses aerobic decomposition and macro-organisms to break down waste. The typical digester accommodates 10 users and can be scaled to meet larger waste demands. The digester can also be modified to treat waste from existing septic tanks or treat sludge from other toilet systems. Efficiency of treatment and user capacity can be maximized by adding a “microflush” option which uses handwashing greywater for flushing.

Product description

The Biofil digester is a passive decentralized wastewater treatment system that uses aerobic decomposition and macro-organisms to break down waste. The typical digester accommodates 10 users and can be scaled to meet larger waste demands. The digester can also be modified to treat waste from existing septic tanks or treat sludge from other toilet systems. Efficiency of treatment and user capacity can be maximized by adding a “microflush” option which uses handwashing greywater for flushing.

Distributors/implementing organizations

Biofilcom, Geothermal management Services, Global Sustainable Aid Project 

Market suggested retail price

[Approximate pricing as of 2014 includes the transportation, installation, and a 2 year guarantee:]

Standard flush unit (digester connected to existing toilet) = 500 USD

Standalone toilet (digester, superstructure, hand washing facility) = 880 USD

Institutional digester (retrofit) = 450 USD per seat

Institutional digester (including superstructure) = 1000 USD per seat

A microfinancing pricing model is also available through GASP.

 

Competitive landscape
SDG targeted
Target user(s)

Users seeking a hygienic, off-grid, passive wastewater treatment system. Users in areas with no sewer system and minimal to no water supply for sanitation. Users seeking to upgrade a pit latrine or replace a septic tank system.

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