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The Scoop on Poop
Safely capturing and recycling the nutrients in greywater, humanure and urine
By (author): Dan Chiras
Dan Chiras


New Society Publishers - Gabriola Island



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Trade, Adhesive bound
Paperback , Trade, Adhesive bound


General Trade
Feb 01, 2016
$32.95 CAD
Out of print


9in x 7.25 x 0.7 in | 708 gr

Page Count:

352 pages
100% recycled content
FSC certified – mixed sources SW-COC-001271
New Society Publishers
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Waste Management
Waste management|Environmentally-friendly (‘green’) architecture and design|Self-sufficiency and ‘green’ lifestyle

The most up-to-date, practical and scientifically accurate guide on safe, effective, and ecologically sound means of reclaiming nutrients in humanure

Flush it and forget it is the plumbing mantra of the industrialized world. Most people just want sewage to go away, preferably without having to see, smell, or worse yet, touch it. But crap has a bad rap. Human waste is a valuable resource we can use to support food production. Blackwater, urine, and are actually rich in organic matter, and alternative means of handling these "wastes" can conserve enormous quantities of fresh water for other uses.

The Scoop on Poop presents a wide range of ways to answer the call of nature, and in so doing to maximize the benefits of existing waste water. This book explores proven alternatives to Western waste water disposal. Whether you're interested in composting toilets, outdoor grey- or blackwater planters, constructed wetlands, or other innovative solutions, author Dan Chiras will walk you through:

  • System pros and cons
  • Design, construction and maintenance advice
  • Costs, permitting issues and the safe treatment of composted waste.

All system plans are relatively simple and straightforward-enough so that the average homeowner can build and install them. Intended for readers who live in cities, towns and rural environments, this is a practical guide to safe, ingenious ways to capture the nutrients from waste and recycle them back into your soil to grow fruit trees, vegetables, and flowers-all without running afoul of the "ick" factor.

Dan Chiras, Ph.D, is the author of numerous books on renewable energy, including The Solar House and The Homeowners Guide to Renewable Energy. He has been growing in greenhouses for nearly two decades and in his own passive solar Chinese greenhouse since 2017. Dan lives in Gerald, MO.

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