July 10, 2012

Oxfam Tests Sannitree Bio-Enzymes

The conclusion is that Sannitree Bio-Enzyme can indeed double the life span of a pit latrine by reducing sludge, and has a large impact on reducing flies and odours” – Oxfam Test Report

Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in 92 countries as part of a global movement for change. They are famous for assisting in war-torn areas and setting up refugee camps around the world, creating a future free from the injustice of poverty.

Oxfam chose to test Sannitree Bio-Enzyme Granules in the pit-latrines of two IDP camps in Kenema, situated in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

Their aim was to see if treating pit latrines with Bio-Enzyme Granules would extend the life of the toilets. As a control measure they left certain toilets untreated.

The results of their experiments proved that latrines treated with Bio-Enzyme Granules had a life span of 4 months before they filled up. This is double that of the untreated latrines, which filled up in 2 months.

In addition, according to the report, “Sannitree® had a great impact on flies and odour nuisance. With one month Sannitree® application, odour and flies considerably decreased.”

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