Holy fecal sludge, we're live!

Four months after starting construction of the Pivot Works plant at the Nduba Landfill in Kigali, fecal sludge is flowing. Last week we received the first load of sludge into our inlet basin and this week we began commissioning our processes – beginning with dewatering.

fecal sludge received

fecal sludge received

Starting up the dewatering machine

Starting up the dewatering machine

Over the next couple of months we’ll be working to optimize production, with a focus on maximizing solids recovery, accelerating drying time in the greenhouse, and experimenting with various wastes as fuel for our thermal dryer.

To pull all of this off, we’ve been fast expanding the Pivot team.  Over the past month we’ve welcomed five security guards, five site crew, a foreman, and a quality control and data technician as permanent members of Pivot.

Stay tuned.  This sanitation revolution will be publicized.