Updated Mar 29, 2019

Smart mobile fecal sludge treatment station to produce biofertilizer with a City based common final sterilizer facility

Diane Temogne

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We add natural products to fecal sludge or wastewater through a automated process of hygienization and dehydration of sludge to capture phosphorus and others good nutrients from these dirty waters and produce a healthy-tested biofertilizer.

Our containerized mobile system, consisting of 03 treatment tanks of 5000L and 01 hydrocyclone is gradually supplied with wastewater which undergo during their treatment a sanitization (equivalent to the sterilization) inside the first two tanks; a decantation /dehydration at high speed of 20min through hydrocyclone,including pozzolan which according to its constitution, facilitates the fixing ...
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Our containerized mobile system, consisting of 03 treatment tanks of 5000L and 01 hydrocyclone is gradually supplied with wastewater which undergo during their treatment a sanitization (equivalent to the sterilization) inside the first two tanks; a decantation /dehydration at high speed of 20min through hydrocyclone,including pozzolan which according to its constitution, facilitates the fixing of phosphorus and other nutrients on its substrate for 8% of this added natural material. Hydrocyclone point integrated in our process allows a very fast drying of our final product. An artificial intelligence algorithm associated with its solar operating mode makes the system completely autonomous. At the exit, we have in parallel, a tank for the storage of the produced fertilizer and a battery of activated carbon filter which serves to remove all the viruses and bacteria from the water to reuse. This water is stored in 02 large tarpaulins of 5000L under the management of a young of each neighbourhood. In addition, in view of the habits of current hydrocureurs to dump pits in watercourses and other, we have set up a social concept "LESS POLLUTION MORE FOOD" to encourage people acting ecologically and create a bridge between consumers and farmers from different municipalities through a virtual platform. The concept is to reward organic foodstuff or natural filtration utility to individuals/households or organizations that make ecological emptying ; to offer farmers great visibility.
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Stage 3: Proof of Concept

We have already tested this innovation at a small scale, manually producing very small quantities of biofertilizer. Now, we need financial support to implement it at a large scale and finish with the automation phase.
Registered in Cameroonin Cameroon

Focus Areas:

Agriculture, Waste Management, Entrepreneurship and 6 MoreSEE ALL

Agriculture, Waste Management, Entrepreneurship, Climate Change and Resilience, Economic Growth and Trade, Gender, Solar, Natural Resources and Water ManagementSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Cameroon

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2,510
Customers
10
Employees

Problem

The social and economic changes in sub-Saharan Africa have led to an increase in the production of wastewater and excreta which they do not always manage, we have a load of 25,000 m3 per day in developing city. According to the World Bank's report, less than 10% of Africa's urban areas have wastewater collection systems, the remaining 90%, is pour out in a water environment. This caused a disruption of the water cycle of 1.8% per million inhabitants and serious health problems,38.4% death/year

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Solution

We focused on adaptation to climate change through the reduction of greenhouse gases and the economy of water resources ( reuse in agriculture) by implementing a smart mobile station for the treatment of effluents and sludge operating in solar mode on an artificial intelligence algorithm with the input of production of natural materials. So this autonomous system with a renewed interest to improve the health environment and relieve the global economy by producing decent works for disabled.

Target Beneficiaries

Our aim to serve this innovation as a model innovation in the context of Cameroon. We are aiming campaign about wastewater management in other cities;develop our public private partnership with other local government and Metropolitan cities. Create awareness and implement our solution at a large scale. Moreover, industries,local government,public living at urban cities,landfill site community and municipal wastewater work are primary beneficiaries as well as creating jobs even for disadvantages.

Mission and Vision

Our vision is to reverse the threat of polluted waters to health and sustainable development, then to facilitate the relationship between public authorities and populations so that progress in health in Africa involves all social strata through a reciprocal liability. Our innovation is a mobile wastewater treatment unit that easily fits into public private partnerships as a sustainable business model, simplifying the complexity of wastewater treatment, appying low cost for a common solution.

Competitive Advantage

Its food is made in a solar mode to limit the consumption of fossil fuels and GHG emissions during treatment ; while its automation allows people with reduced mobility and out-of-school individuals to manage a number of aspects of the treatment chain, such as reading treatment parameters and correcting them as needed, as well as managing kiosks, storage of recycled water from the treatment operation for watering agricultural or green city's areas. The filtering media of the water filters being made of local materials, the collection and manufacturing involves nearly 200 women from a rural farming communities we train in the techniques of producing activated carbon. The station's mobility facilitates the treatment of pollution at the source in order to eliminate the common habit of non-ecological spills. Our model is unique and adaptive in the Cameroonian context where many companies do not always have the financial means to afford an effluent treatment infrastructure on their site.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Our bet on the human capital for an inclusive and equitable growth goes through actions of sanitation at the local level at first and sub-regional afterwards. We target the cities of Cameroon first and then those of neighboring countries. Our mission is to solve the wastewater problem, Public private large partnership with local government for sustainable development. We plan to improve this system so that it can recover precious metals in industrial wastewater mainly from mining companies.
Funding Goal300,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted3,000,000
New Implemented CountriesCameroon
Recruit1 advisor
New Featurecreation of a natural material that captures phosphorus, potassium and nitrates in wastewater.

The Team Behind the Innovation

We have an R & D team very strongly involved in research activities in the water sector, both nationally and internationally. It is composed of an emeritus professor (18 years of experience); expert on water issues in Cameroon; two process engineers (05 years of experience); two mechanics and automation specialists (03 years of experience); a hydraulic engineer (03 years of experience); 03 agricultural technicians (02 years of experience); 01 laboratory technician (01 years of experience).

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN AND YOUTH

Milestone

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Cameroon

Supporting Materials

FACTS-FIGURES-MORE-DETAILS.pdf