Delaware Feces Cleanup Narrative
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Technology brought us flush toilets more than 2000 years ago for both personal and communal feces cleanup services. Among the ancient Greeks slaves built small, brick inlaid canals that carry human feces from residential and communal toilets. Feces was carried into streams and river as well as wetlands. This means of disposing of human feces continues to this day in some places.
In many cases slaves were used to remove human feces during feces cleanup chores. This master-slave relationship with transfer itself into a chambermaid and master of the house relationship until the late 19th century in England. In these cases chamber pots were used by chambermaids. The chambermaids busy their selves during the day by ensuring the chamber pots were empty throughout households for family members. Pots were carried to their local feces dump where it was placed for nature to do its decomposition routine.
In fact it was Sir John Harrington that brought the flush toilet to Queen Elizabeth's toilet routines because he could not bear for the Queen of England to defecate into a common chamber pot.
In those days they called these early toilets "Ajax" and throughout the rest of the century toilet improvements continued. Then a man by the name of Alexander came along and invented the valve device to help flush these toilets. Before Alexander a Roper chain was used to pull the plug in the toilets water closet. Would you believe that the next improvement came at the hands of a Thomas crapper? Believe it or not he receives responsibility for a great improvement to the common toilet in feces cleanup efforts; hence the name "crapper."
Later a toilet known as the "siphonic flush" came into being for pumping water from the toilet bowl into pipes. The famous S-bend help the water in feces exit the toilet bowl into larger pipes. The S-bend prevented the water from backing up fairly well. Most important, at least it seems most important, the S-bend help prevent the odors from permeating the room beyond the toilet bowl.
This Victorian invention received ornate decorations. feces cleanup now had it own art form. It would take a long time for the masses to receive flush toilets for their poop cleanup; in the meantime, they continued to poop out windows, in alleys, just about an where that they could.
Two bird walk for a moment, I should point out that in the Asian countries the Japanese were also on the cutting edge of feces cleanup when it came to flush toilets. Today there flush toilets are second to none, but this is for later. Just suffice it to say that you can visit the most common McDonald's restaurant in Tokyo and find a flush toilet with a heated toilet seat. Now that's first-class feces cleanup.
Some people call the toilet a "distress purchase" because we usually replace toilets only when there needed for replacement. In the toilet can last for ever as long as it's hardware is kept up-to-date with "upgrades." In the old days when baby boomers were young toilets were upgraded with metal pipes. Today plastic serves and plastic breaks just as metal rust. Nothing's changed as far as highlighting the toilet though. All houses it seems have their toilets in the way from public view.
Would you believe that Japan has toilets the check the human blood pressure? Of course they have toilets the play music because what self-respecting toilet any public place would not play music? After all we do live in the postmodern age. And as the upper-middle-class in the United States and elsewhere in the industrial world, the Japanese also have toilets that wash and dry their owners bottom. Some toilets have a hose nozzle for doing a little extra spray work well another service holes offers warm air to help dry out the once feces soiled areas of the buttocks. For certain.
The WASHLIT receives five stars in top comments when it comes to top-of-the-line toilets. Over 20 million washable it's populate Japan's 160 million human population. These top rate toilets cleanup more feces than any of the toilet while keeping these fastidious people tidy and ready to go out into the business world to make their mark. Just as millions of laptop computers populate the land so to do these WASHLITS. WASHLITS for fastidious feces cleanup workers.
But don't get the idea that there is a monopoly over the toilet production. Japan has the Sputnik of toilet entries when it comes to the "Toto toilet."
Did you know that about one-sixth of all the money spent on goods and services in the United States goes to health care? That is roughly a a trillion dollar figure. Imagine that 50 years ago it was a fraction at 1/20 of what we spend today. This means that our medical expense pie has grown in taking a much bigger bite out of what we have available for other expenses. Of course, we spend a lot on consumer goods that are worthless to our most basic concerns, and shelter. How much of this money goes to needless medical expense that could be otherwise dampened with responsible approaches to health care remains to be seen.
An epidemic depends on the "probability of adequate contact" between infected people or animals. These numbers include those people that are so acceptable to diseases. Once a certain number of a population (the general rule is about 70%) becomes infected, and somehow survives with immunity or dies, epidemic slowly drift away. At some point the probability of infected humans or animals contacting other humans or animals without the infection becomes less probable.
This process is known as the "herd immunity" of a population. Not all members of a population need to have actual immunity because of the low probability of their contraction of the infection. So as long as enough individuals are vaccinated or somehow immune to a disease or illness, and the fewer sick people that will arise. So those who have not been vaccinated or become sick or in some ways protected by those who have been sick or vaccinated.
We call this sort of social arrangement "freeloading." This has a lot to do with handwashing in feces cleanup. Those who enter bathroom and do not wash their hands after defecating, failed to do their due diligence when it comes to feces cleanup by washing her hands.
Feces is what sociologists and scientists call a wicked problem. This idea of a wicked problem comes out of biology as well because Ernst Myers used it to help frame problems encountered in biology. Of course feces as a tailwind wicked problem arises with all organic beings. So in the feces cleanup business we must know that sometime during the 1970s scientists began to differentiate feces cleanup problems from what they considered as "tame" problems to wicked problems. We go beyond the bounds of conventional science in such discussions.
Wickard strike that wicked problems are poorly bounded and contradictory.
Almost all types of feces cleanup in the professional field involve incomplete information upon receipt of a call for service. We know that requirements for those who need solutions to their problems have problems they keep changing. Of course it's a matter of whose perspective are talking about as far as feces cleanup issues are concerned. There is neither a definitive problem formulation nor an optimal solution. Worst of all, as in the case of most wicked problems, the solutions to some parts of the problem create or reveal more problems. In the final analysis resolve it to say, when the job is done hand washing remains the goal.
So a beneficial relationship of these bacteria for the immune system is very important. Without bacteria in our intestines, we would waste away and die. So even though we must deal with these bacteria, these microorganisms, during feces cleanup, in spite of the terrible orders and horrific appearances we encounter on the feces cleanup scene, the feces cleanup practitioner must understand that they are removing waste material that has served an important part in the clients life.
Now, like birds, megamillion urine is also a very "hot" source of nitrogen just look at were dogs urinate on grass and you can see that there urine kills plants and grasses well. It's because of all that nitrogen in there urine. It we could separate urine and feces at the source we would find bio digesters digest feces much more elegantly as a fertilizing substance.
We also know now that there are toilet designs meant to accommodate this very process. Just the same livestock today have no feces management schemes to enable combining a separation process with efficient handling of the urine and feces upon extraction from one another. In our society we've basically deified efficiency and remain look to a solution for a more efficient means of handling manmillion feces as fertilizing substances..
Another thing about feces is that it has important minerals that are absent in some soils. It has phosphorus whereas not all s and phosphorus. Now, cattle feces has only a couple pounds per ton of phosphorus whereas big feces has twice as much. Then we have poetry feces which has even 10 times more than that. So poetry feces is very powerful stuff. Poetry feces also has about 7 to 10 pounds of potassium per ton.
The food and agricultural organizations report, Livestock's Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Options, reports that the cumulative global feces output from livestock exceeds 135 million tons of nitrogen. The economic calculation of the value of these resources is nonstandard because it varies region to region. In any calculation of its economic value, we must calculate the ecological damage created by these chemically laden feces products when added indiscreetly to the environment. We do know though, that in the United Kingdom in 2001 the value of these feces products exceeded $80 million per year.
Human feces does not have a standard value either. Most often it is just flushed out into the community waste handling facility and their becomes process for discharge into the ocean. But is not always the case that it's handling this way. We know that in some places like Korea and China people still continue to use human feces cleanup as a means of gathering feces for manure. Plus, different regions of the world have different diets and produce different types of feces. So whenever involved in feces cleanup there handling different substances, in part.
Many ways exist to calculate the content of feces. Some people use percentages, some use weights, some use dry weights, some use wet weights, some use grams, and some use pounds for calculating purposes. Consider two that feces in humans is about 75% water. This leaves us with a about an average of 10 to 12 g of nitrogen, 2 g of phosphorus in 3 g potassium per pound. Usually in humans the nitrogen and potassium exit the body by urine streams. Phosphorus is equally distributed between urine and feces. Our feces has about 8% fibrin 5% fat in it. This may be in the form of partly digested food, bacteria, cells, and so on.
If we were to stay with a perspective embedded in a nutrient-chemical view, human feces could be calculated to retain 8% of its caloric value of the food we eat. Of course this depends on our diet on any one day. So when we do defecate we defecate about 25% of the protein in rice, 26% of the protein in potatoes, and 40% of the protein in cornmeal. So are we getting the value for our food when eating this way? That remains to the perceiver to decide. What's the difference between a steak and lobster dinner in the dinner consisting of a bowl of oatmeal?
Some people believe that you can probably eat human feces, but you have to eat a lot of it in order to get the required protein and energy intake to make it through anyone day.
A research study once told us that human feces in Thailand showed that feces content did not vary significantly by age, sex, occupation, or religion. So it come to the point where we believe that people in general have characteristics in their feces that is most common. We would expect such. We do expect most feces decaying to produce some elements of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, and trace elements of other chemicals in the elements.
We see that many the mammals are equal in their feces content. To adequately measure such contents we must titrate as carefully as any commercial producer of solid waste would care. Every feces is different, every soil is different, and each crop has different nutrient requirements; as a result most farmers in North America have their soils tested in laboratories before adding fertilizers. Otherwise, they're wasting resources if not damaging their soil for crop purposes. The challenge for using feces as a fertilizer is to work scientifically to reach the exact makeup of chemicals and nutrients required. So in the farming system, nitrogen and phosphorus content are expected to be exact measurements while the feces itself becomes less useful.
Just the same, it comes back to feces cleanup to move the manure needed for soil enhancement.
Another way to look at feces is the cost of fossil fuels and handling feces for farming purposes. Must remember that feces cleanup itself requires fossil fuel burning and expenses. So we have global warming issues involved as well as dollar issues.
In the enhancement of foodstuff by adding feces to it we know that physiologists treat straw with nitrogen (ammonia) and feed it to sheep. They do this so that the bacteria in the stomach of the she, known as ruminants, can digest the cellulose from the straw, break it down, and take nitrogen from ammonia (or chicken feces if use) and reassemble it. By "taken out" we mean the action of bacteria upon these materials for digestion. In this way, it is sought, that adding straw to sheep and cows made up of these "value-added" feedstocks in some way will make "useless" straw into more useful food stocks for sheep.
There remains a moral to the story of feeding straw to sheep, sheep do not like eating straw with urine on it. So just because we can add "value-added" contents to straw does not mean that cows and sheep are going to need it.
We know that most microorganisms involved with animal intestines, including Clostriium species, which can cause serious diseases like tetanus and botulism underwrite circumstances, become helpful for some species in some circumstances. They serve whole species and ecosystems in which they live. We know that by 2011 review of intestinal microbiology that some bacteria provide their host with nutrient rich niches. They provide the host with an aid to digestion, protection again pathogenic (disease causing) entry pathogens, and development of the immune system.
Without bacteria we could not exist. In fact we are bacteria in some sense, it is estimated that our body consist of roughly 90% bacteria. What a wonder!
So feces may be described in terms of its chemical composition as a life enhancing gunk. In this viewpoint generally taken by feces cleanup practitioners of the educated sort, we begin to talk about sustainable management of our feces. We know that the chemicals in our feces can be thought of as chemicals for other species as well. We know the nutrient content of the feces is like the labels on canned foods. We know these chemicals tell us a great deal about what has been eaten and also about the health of the animal that leaves it behind.
We know from farm animal studies that their economic incentives for livestock producers to ensure efficient use, and reuse, of feces. For instance, whatever its challenges with regard to palatability, the addition of chicken manure 226 pounds per ton of nitrogen for cattle feed enhances the diet protein for the cattle. So the nitrogen and chicken feces can be used by the bacteria in the cattle stomachs to produce protein. And then one of the reasons for bird manure in general is so high in nitrogen is that there feces and urine come out through a common opening known as the "cloaca." Cloaca is basically a mixed slurry. Any feces cleanup practitioner in the world that has done heavy bird feces cleanup will tell you that it is heavy and uric acid.
Fees reflect a number of variables. The simple cost of keeping the business open these days includes variables like telephone fees, which are quite expensive because of Internet charges related to telephone charges. Then there's vehicle insurance. Then there's business insurance. Then there's equipment costs. Then there's tool costs. Then there's chemical costs.
We might think the tool and equipment costs are borne once and then forgotten, but this is not so. Equipment costs can go up easily enough in the case of generators, floor scrubbers, and other equipment. Do we include fog years as the cost of equipment or tools? That would have something to do with feces cleanup inventory as well as auditing issues.
But for certain the one variable in feces cleanup that comes almost readily is the cost involved in driving an distance to the workplace. Not only is warrior and tear on vehicles included in this cost as well as fuel costs. But time on the road must be calculated. Considering that our societies now Soylent Green. Meaning that it is very crowded and that freeways and highways are condensed with traffic but sometimes reaches near gridlock, many hours are spent on the road sometimes are just one feces cleanup; hence, feces cleanup fees reflect more than the cost involved on the actual feces cleanup task. Here's a Los Angeles County feces cleanup page.