A crash course in changing the world.
When I went online to Afrigadget I found someone that I could follow who I thought had a spectacular idea. David who works for the Kenyan Community Intiative Support came up with the idea of a Anaerobic Digester using only the simple tools of a drum, a vale and some pipes. Here's how his crazy yet amazing contraption works:
The balloon shows that gas is being produced. The costs for the drum and professional valves may already be too high for some, and the design isn’t that optimal. They intend to add a storage drum with a water-filled header tank for constant pressure and the loading & desludging processes obviously still require some work.
We still like the approach though, because it does indeed “prove the theory”, as David notes. The theory of building a rather small anaerobic digester that will even work with smaller amounts of organic waste.
Goes to show that producing methane gas from something which would otherwise remain unused (livestock faeces usually kept in such drums for a few weeks without harvesting the methane potential) still is an interesting alternative & well appreciated once costs are covered.
The reason why Ichose to follow David is because this to me is a unique idea that could not only change the lives of people in Kenya, but Africa as well. He is just one of the people in Africa that can make a huge difference by digesting harmful foods and wastes that could harm many people. I way that I could follow David is possibly being apart of Afrigadget and see if I can contact him on e-mail or even maybe he could join EVOKE, even better.