Grow your own vegetable, plants and convert
liquids into energy!
In industrialised countries disposal of
feces and urin is based on (potable) water systems, leading to bad smelling and
toxic substances in clarification plants. At the same time humus contents of
soils continuously degrade. An affirmative relief to this offers the Pot_up
composting toilet. The
composting process starts immediately and takes about 6 months before the
transformation into nutrient rich soil is completed and the nutrition cycle is
closed. At the end of the composting process, you do
not have to repot the humus soil. The seed germination and cultivation of the
seedling takes place directly in the pot.
Besides the support of regional nutrient
cycles, the composting toilet uses liquid discharge, mainly urine, for energy
production. Trickling onto a filter paper dipped in copper chloride, placed
in-between a copper plate and a magnesium tier, generates energy. The
electricity coming up between those tiers can be accumulated, or directly
conducted to your home electronics.
You can further extend the system with side
tables made of old wine gallons and cork, a container for the humus additional
(bokashi), a toilet paper holder, and a metal toilet rod, which helps you
mingle the substances.
Materials: pot: plastics; saucer: copper,
plastics; toilet seat, covers: wood oiled; table legs: recycling glass; table
top: brass, copper and cork