Dehydration vaults

Dehydration vaults are used to collect, store and dry (dehydrate) faeces. Faeces will only dehydrate when the vaults are watertight to prevent external moisture from entering and when urine and anal cleansing water are diverted away from the vaults. When urine is separated from faeces, the faeces dry quickly. In the absence of moisture, organisms cannot grow and as such, smells are minimized and pathogens are destroyed. Each vault is sized to accommodate six months of faeces accumulation which in turn, results in a six month drying time in the out-of-service vault. Two alternating vaults allow the faeces to dehydrate in one vault while the other vault fills. When one vault is full it is sealed with a lid and the Urine Diversion Dry Toilet is moved to the second vault. While the second vault fills up, the faeces in the first vault slowly dry and decrease in volume.

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