Urine-separation and reuse trials

Beal, Cara, Gardner, Ted, Ahmed, Warish, Walton, Chris, & Hamlyn-Harris, David (2008) Urine-separation and reuse trials. Water : journal of the Australian Water Association, 35(1), pp. 66-69.


Urine-separating toilets (UST) have been used as an effective source control measure in many parts of Europe for years. The purpose of UST is to separate nutrients (N, P, K) at source to avoid mixing with faecal matter. Urine seperation reduces water use and nutrient discharges to sewage treatment systems and the receiving environment, and increase the potential for closing the nutrient loop since the stored urine can be used as a fertilsee. UST technology ranges from single and dual flush systems to dry (composting) toilets. This paper will firstly provide a brief background on the UST and reuse of urine in Europe, and then describe its application to 20 homes at the Ecovillage at Currumbin

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ID Code: 13523
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 0310-0367
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Australian Water Association
Deposited On: 08 May 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 08:17

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