The Feasibility Of A Sanitation System Utilizing Biological Pathogen Control: Evidence From Ethiopia
This thesis evaluates the economic and social feasibility of a proposed new sanitation technology, the Carboxylic Acid Toilet (CAT). The CAT utilizes naturallyoccurring microbiological processes to potentially sanitize human fecal material and produce effluent that may be used as an agricultural input. Evidence from price information gathered and interviews conducted in three field sites in Ethiopia indicate that the CAT fits within the spectrum of sanitation technologies currently available, both socially and economically. As sanitation is proving a persistent global challenge, further development of the CAT and realization of its potential benefits is well founded.
sanitation; biological pathogen control; Ethiopia
M.S. of Resource Economics
Master of Science
dissertation or thesis