Waste

Waste

Humans generate a lot of “waste”. I put waste in quotes because we have to change how we view waste. Lunar Homesteads are going to have to view waste products as simply feedstock for the next process. They can’t afford to throw things out. Everything has to be either be reused, recycled, or become part of another process.


Waste Posts


Water

  • Collection
  • Treatment
  • Use

Food

  • Collection
  • Treatment
  • Use

Heat

  • Collection
  • Use

Human waste

  • Collection
    • Toilet design (we can’t waste water moving poop)
    • Toilet paper substitute (we’ll have better uses for the carbon and hydrogen)
    • Toilets  – able to switch from urine only to urine+feces. Default – urine+feces in case of emergencies/lazy/forget
    • Is 1/6 Gravity enough for normal bowel movements? Do toilets need to actively assist?
  • Treatment
  • Use

Industrial

  • Waste streams (solid/liqhid) – differentiated plumbing.
    • [Light grey] – Food/agricultural – Anything not in contact with humans. Strain out larger chunks for composting. Liquid directly to biological treatment tanks
    • [Dark grey] – Showers, handwashing, dishwashing, laundry. Treatment – remove soaps (compost), liquid gets dayspan UV sterilization then to farms
    • Black – Sewage (urine and feces) – Solids removed for separate composting and methane generation. Used in farms. Liquids extracted, UV treated
    • [Red] – Industrial effluent – cleaned and reused on site in closed loop cycle
  • Collection
  • Treatment
  • Use

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