In 2015 the state of the Pit toilets at the Juba refugee camps, run by UNICEF, was so dire, they had to be mechanically sucked out every day. UNICEF invited several companies to the refugee camps to demonstrate how effective their products would be to alleviate the problems of smell, waterborne disease and overloading.
The South African National Antarctic Expedition (SANAE) is located on the Southern buttress of Vesleskarvet. It’s arguably one of the most hostile, yet pristine locations on the planet. SANAE has an on-site waste treatment plant installed to serve the 32 scientists there. The system must be kept at a minimum of 12°C for optimal efficiency A requirement for the SANAE was to ship their bodily wastes back to South Africa. This was a costly undertaking.