S.H.E. (Safe Hygiene for Everyone)

Partner

  • Parnter Name
    Duke Center for WaSH-AID and Biomass Controls
  • Partner Type
    Commercial Partner
  • Contact Info
    Duke University Center for WaSH-AID Dr. Edgard Ngaboyamahina (E: washaid@duke.edu)
  • Tech Transfer Office
    http://olv.duke.edu
  • Website
    http://washaid.pratt.duke.edu/
  • Descriptive Overview
    S.H.E. (Safe Hygiene for Everyone) is a compact, fully automated sanitary pad sterile disposal device engineered to provide dignity and privacy, waste reduction, and safe hygiene. With a capacity of up to 15 pads at a time and a processing time under 30 minutes, the S.H.E. thermally treats pads between 800 and 900C, emitting low emissions and producing minimal ash. An innovative burner and airflow design minimize harmful emissions while accepting a wide range of pad materials and moisture content. The system can be wall or floor mounted and can be remotely monitored and managed using software architecture that collects data from embedded senssors. Capacity and cycle time ideal for shared and public settings such as schools, dormitories, businesses, malls, apartment buildings, train stations, airports and factories.
  • Use Case Details
    Capacity and cycle time ideal for shared and public settings such as schools, dormitories, businesses, malls, apartment buildings, train stations, airports and factories.
  • Dimensions (meters)
    41 cm * 41 cm * 68 cm (L * W* H)
  • Other Waste Accepted
    Tested for both textile and commercial hygiene products.
  • Use Cases
    • Multi-stall Toilet
  • Application or Type
    • Menstrual hygiene management
  • Interface Type
    Various
  • Flush Water Source
    None
  • Users per Day (Expected)
    Batch processes up to 15 pads at a time, cycle time under 30 minutes
  • Power Systems Overview
    Automatic; Remote monitoring available
  • Capital Expense Estimate Notes
    < $300 USD
  • Currently in Active Development
    True
  • Commercialization Status
    Seeking Licensees
  • Commercialization Activities
    Seeking commercialization partners for multiple global markets
  • Intellectual Property Status
    None
  • Intellectual Property Details
    Invention disclosure filed with university