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Land, Brenda . 2008. Test of Pit Toilet Treatment—Earth Pure for Pits. 0823 1305P. San Dimas, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, San Dimas Technology and Development Center.

This 3-page tech tip discusses the effectiveness of using the prototype product, Earth Pure for Pits to treat pit toilets. SDTDC evaluated this prototype product from Phillips Environmental that increases the rate of decomposition, and prolongs the useful life of pit toilets. The material worked well in a controlled laboratory setting, but in field trials using pit toilets along the Rogue River, the product did not demonstrate a dramatic and noticeable increase in the decomposition rate as expected based on laboratory studies.

Keywords: decomposition, Earth Pure for Pits, Phillips Environmental, pit toilets, rate

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