I'm designing a guesthouse ('hotel') in a remote rural area (in France)
and will need a lot of hot water. There is a pigfarm 'just next door'.
And I love combining covering our needs with cleaning his shit.
Burning the methane is an option. (I also was told it is/can be quite a
polluting fuel). But it is the hot water I'm after.
What I understood of hot composting is that adding organic material with
lots of carbon (saw dust, there is a saw mill 'next door' as well) also
gets rid of the smell of human feaces or other composting materials.
I used to be a butcher and learned that humans are (certainly on a
physical level) very much like pigs.
Since we are 'related', would that mean we can treat their shit similar
to ours? That's what I'd like to find out.
I would like to do some testing. The farmer is a good guy and I
think/hope he is in for some experiments. I'm sure he can tap into
information on the exact contents of 'his' shit.
So if any of you can help me get in contact with somebody that knows in
detail what would happen in the hot-composting process, and what
products would be best to add I could investigate it further.
Pig-shit is really a big problem here in Holland (as in France). We
export so much pigs that we have more pigs living in holland than
16 million pigs, 16 million humans, throw in a 'few' cows and sheep in a
country 1/3 of Tasmania and you get the picture. It's a miracle you
can't smell us all over the world with all that cheese on top.
Thanks for your time,
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