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EPA Grant Number: SU834297
Title: Enhancing Performance and Social Acceptability of the Ventilated Improved Pit Toilet

Michigan Technological University students are improving the cost-effectiveness and health benefits of ventilated improved pit (VIP) toilets by optimizing air flow through the toilet superstructure, pit, and vent pipe for the purposes of vector and odor control. Further improvement of VIP toilets will promote sanitary practices and prevent human waste from contaminating water, food, and the natural environment.

Challenge Area(s): Water

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