Biogas Digestion

January 8, 2011

Rwanda’s Poo-Powered Prisons.   December 17, 2011.  BBC coverage with stunning photos of a toilet-based bio-gas system that provides heat and cooking fuel for Rwanda’s largest prison.

Public toilet with biogas plant and water kiosk Naivasha, Kenya.  Case study of by Onyango, P., Rieck, C. (2010).  The new public toilet block in a Kenyan bus station consists of 6 stalls, showers, and serves 300 people per day. A biogas plant was constructed to pre-treat the wastewater for reduction of pollution loads released into the sewer system and generation of biogas for cooking in a nearby kiosk.

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