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On-board waste treatment

ok here''s how lectrasans work and their pro''s and cons.
the way they work is water is pumped into the unit along with salt. the mass gets passed through a mascerator. then passes through some plates which are electrodes. current passes through these plates, and breaks down the salt into its simple form sodium and chloride. these chemicals kill the bacteria
but the protine remains and the protine throws off the balance of the eco system in bays or rivers. also the chemicals arent good
for the eco system. there are many other reasons why not to use a lectrasan.
but the system is odorless and very clean.

the system i like is the vacuflush. easy to use. also no odor. since the whole system holds a vaccume odor is not able to get out.

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Scott,
Hmm, didn''t know about Vacuflush. So I did a quick GOOGLE search and went to their web page. The first image that comes to the screen is a bucket.

I laugh. Been there, done that.

(of course, there''s more to the page...but still, guys, A BUCKET!)
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Scott,

What chemicals are harmful to the ecosystem? The hyperchloric acid made by the LectraSan rapidly recombines and breaks down to salt water long before it can do any damage.

Proteins are indeed still a problem, but I''ve got to wonder how much protein in present in one daily "dump" versus the gunk that goes over the side in grey water from the galley.

Graham
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the way i see it anything that goes overboard isn''t good
its like having a fish tank and washing your dishes in it and going to the bathroom in it. after a while the fish in the tank die. plus its disgusting to think people are swimming in that water
the vacuflush is not bucket and chuck it.
its a holding tank that uses a vacume to flush. there''s no smell.

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