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Re: composting toilet-should we do it
wienie, I know the book you mean just can't remember the name of it.
The author did all his research, picked the "separating" head, and then wound up at one point with 2? 4? women crew on the boat. Apparently the head he chose just didn't properly separate the urine stream from women, resulting in a huge wet mess in the "dry" section that promptly slopped out of the bowl when they were heeled.
At least, that was his conclusion.
And not only that he had some crew compliance issues and some of the women refused to use the head the way it was designed.
It was effectively sabotage in that case.
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.