Our vision

At Mosan we believe that a safe sanitation is the most effective way to improve the quality of life and the health of people. Mosan's solution helps to protect the environment and avoids the pollution of water and the environment. Local economy and job opportunities can grow.
This is our credo.

Our goals

Health

  • Higher and cleaner hygiene standards
  • Reduction of disease spreading
  • Reduction of bad smell in homes

Environment

  • Protection of water (re)sources
  • Creation of alternative fuels, saving trees
  • Organic fertilizers, improved soil quality

Economy

  • Job opportunities in the region
  • Market potential for recycling products
  • Healthy people = More productive society

Our solution

MOSAN HOUSEHOLD TOILET

The Mosan Toilet is an award-winning in-home toilet, designed with the highest technical standards. Ease of use, durabilitylow maintenance and an aspirational design are important aspects. The design is the result of the participatory process with local communities and international partners.

  • Clean separation of urine + feces into containers
  • Durable plastics
  • Smell-prevention valve for urine
  • Feces are covered with dry materials (e.g. ash or sawdust)
  • Ergonomic and elegant design

COLLECTION & TRANSPORT

We provide Mosan customers with a regular collection service at convenient collection points, located in the areas covered by our service.

Users deliver their containers twice a week to our collection points, where our staff is collecting the contents, sanitizes containers and mentains a close relationship with users. After the collection we take care of the transportation from the collection points to our transformation center.

TRANSFORMATION

Human excreta contains organic matter, micronutrients and minerals such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, that, once extracted, are immensely beneficial for agriculture.

We separately process urine and feces and transform what is commonly considered as waste into valuable products that can be reintroduced to the local market.

REUSE

The reuse of human excreta is the final step of the sanitation system. As a result of our process, we currently obtain two products: biochar and struvite. Biochar is a charcoal product that can be used as a soil amendment, improving soil quality and it can help sequester CO2, absorbing it into the soil acting as a “Carbon Sink” greatly reducing greenhouse gases globally. Struvite, a phosphorus mineral, can be directly applied in agriculture as a fertilizer.

AWARENESS

We promote awareness on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in order to accelerate behavioral change. Our methods of conveying information are based on direct community involvement, educational events, and creative workshops.

PARTICIPATION

Our products are co-created with local communities. We impulse innovation through Design Thinking – a process for creative problem solving – involving users at different stages of the project, from the identification of needs to the creation of a customized service to fit the specific reality, culture, and context.