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LONGS PEAK
GEM LAKE
Rocky Mountain National Park
Grand Lake
Estes Park
1970’s HELICOPTER FLY OUT OF “HONEY BUCKETS”
1983
FIRST GENERATION
SOLAR TOILET AT
CHASM JCT.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park
TRAY EVAPORATOR
PHOTOVOLTAIC POWERED FAN
REMOVAL OF SOLID
WASTE FROM
DEHYDRATOR
BUCKET
REMOVAL OF SOLID WASTE
WITH LLAMAS
1984 SECOND GENERATION
SOLAR TOILET AT BOULDERFIELD
LESSONS LEARNED/CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS:
1. EASE OF MAINTENANCE AT HIGH ELEVATION
2. MARMOT-PROOF
3. CORROSION RESISTANT
4. S...
MARMOT DAMAGE
CORROSION
WIND DAMAGE
MARMOT SOLUTIONS:
1. HARDWARE CLOTH OVER ALL SURFACES
2. FIBERGLASS COATING OVER HARDWARE CLOTH
CORROSION SOLUTIONS:
STAINLESS STEEL LIQUIDS BUCKET, SOLIDS BASKET,
VAULT LINING. POLYETHYLENE RISER.
WIND DAMAGE SOLUTIONS:
¼” GUY CABLES
STEEL ANGLE
BRACING, ETC.
1990’s TO PRESENT:
3rd GENERATION
TO BE SUCCESSFUL:
► COMMITMENT TO MAINTENANCE!
TO BE SUCCESSFUL:
► COMMITMENT TO MAINTENANCE!
► PLACE TO DISPOSE OF DRIED WASTE
TO BE SUCCESSFUL:
► COMMITMENT TO MAINTENANCE!
► PLACE TO DISPOSE OF DRIED WASTE
► AVAILABILITY OF REPLACEMENT PARTS
TO BE SUCCESSFUL:
► COMMITMENT TO MAINTENANCE!
► PLACE TO DISPOSE OF DRIED WASTE
► AVAILABILITY OF REPLACEMENT PARTS
► SKI...
TO BE SUCCESSFUL:
► COMMITMENT TO MAINTENANCE!
► PLACE TO DISPOSE OF DRIED WASTE
► AVAILABILITY OF REPLACEMENT PARTS
► SKI...
THERE ARE NO PANACEAS!
The waste has to go somewhere…
All systems need maintenance…
WHERE DOES IT GO….??
Joe Arnold
Park Engineer
Rocky Mountain Nat’l Park
1000 Moraine Ave.
Estes Park, CO 80517
970-586-1234
joe_arnold@nps.gov
Joe Arnold - Solar Dehydrating Toilets on Longs Peak, Colorado
Joe Arnold - Solar Dehydrating Toilets on Longs Peak, Colorado
Joe Arnold - Solar Dehydrating Toilets on Longs Peak, Colorado
Joe Arnold - Solar Dehydrating Toilets on Longs Peak, Colorado
Joe Arnold - Solar Dehydrating Toilets on Longs Peak, Colorado
Joe Arnold - Solar Dehydrating Toilets on Longs Peak, Colorado
Joe Arnold - Solar Dehydrating Toilets on Longs Peak, Colorado
Joe Arnold - Solar Dehydrating Toilets on Longs Peak, Colorado
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Solar Dehydrating Toilets on Longs Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

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Joe Arnold - Solar Dehydrating Toilets on Longs Peak, Colorado

  1. 1. LONGS PEAK GEM LAKE Rocky Mountain National Park Grand Lake Estes Park
  2. 2. 1970’s HELICOPTER FLY OUT OF “HONEY BUCKETS”
  3. 3. 1983 FIRST GENERATION SOLAR TOILET AT CHASM JCT.
  4. 4. Rocky Mountain National Park
  5. 5. Rocky Mountain National Park TRAY EVAPORATOR
  6. 6. PHOTOVOLTAIC POWERED FAN
  7. 7. REMOVAL OF SOLID WASTE FROM DEHYDRATOR BUCKET
  8. 8. REMOVAL OF SOLID WASTE WITH LLAMAS
  9. 9. 1984 SECOND GENERATION SOLAR TOILET AT BOULDERFIELD
  10. 10. LESSONS LEARNED/CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS: 1. EASE OF MAINTENANCE AT HIGH ELEVATION 2. MARMOT-PROOF 3. CORROSION RESISTANT 4. SURVIVE WINTER WINDS
  11. 11. MARMOT DAMAGE
  12. 12. CORROSION
  13. 13. WIND DAMAGE
  14. 14. MARMOT SOLUTIONS: 1. HARDWARE CLOTH OVER ALL SURFACES 2. FIBERGLASS COATING OVER HARDWARE CLOTH
  15. 15. CORROSION SOLUTIONS: STAINLESS STEEL LIQUIDS BUCKET, SOLIDS BASKET, VAULT LINING. POLYETHYLENE RISER.
  16. 16. WIND DAMAGE SOLUTIONS: ¼” GUY CABLES STEEL ANGLE BRACING, ETC.
  17. 17. 1990’s TO PRESENT: 3rd GENERATION
  18. 18. TO BE SUCCESSFUL: ► COMMITMENT TO MAINTENANCE!
  19. 19. TO BE SUCCESSFUL: ► COMMITMENT TO MAINTENANCE! ► PLACE TO DISPOSE OF DRIED WASTE
  20. 20. TO BE SUCCESSFUL: ► COMMITMENT TO MAINTENANCE! ► PLACE TO DISPOSE OF DRIED WASTE ► AVAILABILITY OF REPLACEMENT PARTS
  21. 21. TO BE SUCCESSFUL: ► COMMITMENT TO MAINTENANCE! ► PLACE TO DISPOSE OF DRIED WASTE ► AVAILABILITY OF REPLACEMENT PARTS ► SKILLS TO BUILD SPECIALIZED COMPONENTS
  22. 22. TO BE SUCCESSFUL: ► COMMITMENT TO MAINTENANCE! ► PLACE TO DISPOSE OF DRIED WASTE ► AVAILABILITY OF REPLACEMENT PARTS ► SKILLS TO BUILD SPECIALIZED COMPONENTS ► LOCAL CUSTOMS CONDUCIVE TO DEALING WITH THE WASTE
  23. 23. THERE ARE NO PANACEAS! The waste has to go somewhere… All systems need maintenance… WHERE DOES IT GO….??
  24. 24. Joe Arnold Park Engineer Rocky Mountain Nat’l Park 1000 Moraine Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517 970-586-1234 joe_arnold@nps.gov

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