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Loowatt’s favorite book list, abridged, please add your books!

Biogas

Running a Biogas Program me by David Fulford is an accessible and truly informative guide to anaerobic digestion. The focus is on deployment and operation of biogas systems in the developing world. It includes construction diagrams, gas to energy conversion metrics, and seasoned observations about politics and implementation from Fulford, who has decades of Firsthand experience. Biogas Handbook by David House is a reference guide to the anaerobic digestion process, with a focus on the technical details of the process, gas usage and plant Design. There is information on a wide variety of digester feedstock’s, covering biogas potentials, carbon to nitrogen ratios and practical considerations.

ToiletsThe Big Necessity by Rose George is an entertaining and educational volume on the current global sanitation situation, full of excellent research and insightful facts. We think this is a must-read. The Humanize Handbook by Joseph Jenkins focuses on how to manage a composting toilet to ensure no smells and pathogen destruction. It has an entertaining cultural discussion about toilet politics in the United States, and the drawbacks of flush toilets. This book includes a list of anaerobic digestion feedstock’s and their respective carbon to nitrogen ratios.

Lifting the Lid: an Ecological Approach to Toilet Systems by Peter Harper and Louise Hale strap is a concise little volume comparing a range of dry toilets while explaining how they work. In the process of reading, the benefits of urine separation are made apparent and easy to understand. The Bathroom by Alexander Kira is an entertaining, over the top ergonomic study of 20th century bathroom ergonomics. It includes analysis of such details as sitting posture and urine stream projection, and a lot of Entertaining observations about toilets and life in the 1970s. The Bathroom, The Kitchen, and the Aesthetics of Waste: A process of Elimination by Ellen Lupton and J. Abbot Miller explains how the culture of flushing toilets with drinking water, and the “flush andforget”mentality,became embedded in the collective consciousness of America in the 1930s.

 

 

 

 

                           


            

Current Issue: Africa Water & Sanitation & Hygiene March-April 2017 Vol.12 No.2