Thermal Combustion


  • Parnter Name
    Duke University Center for WaSH-AID
  • Partner Type
    Technology Partner
  • Contact Info
    Duke University Centre for WaSH-AID Dr. Brian Stoner ( Durham, NC USA
  • Tech Transfer Office
  • Website
  • Use Case Details
    Household and Community: Designed for 10 to 50 users per day. The processing system can be adapted to service multiple seats in a community block.
  • Use Cases
    • Multi-stall Toilet
  • Frontend Description
    Compatible with both pedestal and squat plate interfaces. Initial solid liquid separation is required to reduce the solid waste stream to less than 40% moisture.
  • Users per Day (Expected)
    Current system designed for 10-50 users/day.
  • Users per Day (Maximum)
  • Type of Waste Treated
    Solids Processing
  • Core Processing Technology
    Dry Combustion
  • Processing Overview
    Solids are dried @ 90 degree C and stored for disposal. Combustion option may increase solids processing capacity across multiple units.
  • Processing Capacity
    Scalable, with prior versions designed for 4 kg dry/day
  • Processing Parameters
    Combustion at approximately 280oC
  • Currently in Active Development
  • Commercialization Status
    Seeking Licensees
  • Commercialization Activities
    Commercialization partners for product development, manufacturing, and launch
  • Intellectual Property Status
    Patent Pending
  • Intellectual Property Details
    Provisional patents pending for solid module
  • Frequency of Emptying Outputs
    Ash to be emptied weekly
Patent Number Description Link
WO2018031280 Solid waste treatment system Link