Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve South Africa

Aquatron system is used to fertilize plants.

Mark Heistein, CEO of Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve (CWBR), in collaboration with Elina Ranta, an intern doing her practical from Avans University, have tested the Aquatron centrifugal toilet system in South African conditions.

A model home was built at the Biosphere Hub, features a kitchen, bathroom, and toilet, as well as a small green house, offering a sustainable and viable solution to food production in limited space. Reed beds and a vertical garden were installed to further clean the wastewater, creating a fully closed cycle system. The UV light and constant flow of recycled water is powered by solar panels.

To prove the system functionality, water quality analysis were made at Stellenbosch University WA lab, where Heterotrophic P/C per 1ml at 35°C, Total coliforms per 100ml, Fecal coliforms per 100ml, and E.coli per 100ml, as the general water quality indicators, were examined.

Due to the success of the research, Eco Initiatives, distributes the Aquatron units in South Africa, and offers in-depth knowledge on the installation and how to maximize the effectiveness of the centrifugal system, and the byproducts.

Effective not only in domestic homes, but can be installed in hotels, housing estates, bush lodges, camping sites and schools, as the waste material is minimal and there is no smell.

The system is small enough to be an effective addition to mobile event toilets, reducing the cost of transporting and disposing of contaminated water.

The system is a proposed alternative sanitation system to reduce pollution in rivers systems, reducing overall water quality risks, and aid in recycled water initiatives in drought-stricken areas.

To read further about the research project.

(https://www.capewinelandsbiosphere.co.za/latest-news/thinking-about-alternative-mitigation-approaches)

 

Read the full interesting report here:  Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve South Africa

 

Watch animation here, that well explains function of Aquatron

video Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve

 

An interview with Mark Heistein, CEO of Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve.

In this video Mark Heisteen from the Aquatron and cape winelands wilderness foundation shows us a wonderfully constructed sewage

TV film

 

Test report

Dr Kevin Winter from Cape Town University, was involved and monitoring of the units. Please have a look at one of the projects we are involved in, together with them

https://www.thewaterhub.org.za/

Franschhoek Water Hub

Or use search words “franschhoek water hub” to find all information on the web, regarding the project

 

To prove the system functionality, water quality analysis were made at Stellenbosch University WA lab, where Heterotrophic P/C per 1ml at 35°C,

Total coliforms per 100ml, Faecal coliforms per 100ml, and E.coli per 100ml, as the general water quality indicators, were examined.

 

The Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve (CWBR)

is a vast area of 322 030 ha formally designated by UNESCO in 2007 in accordance with the global Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme. It is located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa approximately 40 km east of Cape Town. The focus, on conservation, education, and research.

To find out about other projects within CWBR: www.capewinelandsbiosphere.co.za

Aquatron system is used to fertilize plants.

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South Africa

Installed
2018

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