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Title: A compost bin for handling privy wastes: its fabrication and use
Author: Leonard, R.E.; Fay, S.C.;
Source: Research Note NE-254. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Description: A 24-ft3 (6.8-m3) fiberglass bin was constructed and tested for its effectiveness in composting privy wastes. A mixture of ground hardwood bark and raw sewage was used for composting. Temperatures in excess of 60°C for 36 hours were produced in the bin by aerobic, thermophilic composting. This temperature is sufficient to destroy most pathogenic microorganisms. Composting in a leak-proof bin seems a safe, practical, and economical method of handling privy wastes.
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Leonard, R.E.; Fay, S.C. 1978. A compost bin for handling privy wastes: its fabrication and use. Research Note NE-254. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6 p.
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