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Old 07-14-2012, 12:27 PM
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Human Urine for fertilizer.

The basic research I have discovered.........9:1 ratio depending on diet is the scientific rate for diluting human urine. If the urine contains nitrogen, phosphorus and or potassium.......minus medications, is this a accurate hypothesis. Does urine change the pH since urine is acidic. Salinic compounds effects the pH, so is human urine safer to use at diluted rates.
I am curious if we can start a discussion based on the facts and uses in Agriculture, growing, lawns etc. We are all in ability to contain these wastes as long as we can harbor and use the correct ratio's. I am in learning mode, so please understand that common inorganic fertilizer's is all I know. I am willing to learn more from real people rather than staged information for the masses.

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Old 07-14-2012, 12:56 PM
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where do you plan to accquire that much piss? i'd say put a 275gal tote outside of the local watering hole, and cut a hole in each side. 4 man urinal, which would also be a good name for a punk band.
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:27 PM
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Once you have gathered enough how do you plan on using it? Your own lawn? Customers?
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:25 PM
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This is just a discussion whether one uses horse, cow, pig, sheep urine as organic re-administering nutrients for grasses or shrubbery. This isn't a new concept in other countries it is still a useful practice. If we can purchase liquid urea's, then why can't we contain our own. My initial question is of the ratio from experiences. Has anyone used or studied the use of such practices. If one can collect and harvest free ureas in the form of urine, then why not collect it and use it. For whatever use!! I understand that everything has to be regulated by the EPA or FDA and other regulatory agencies. Organics still falls under the guidelines of your licenses.
If all I am going to get is comedy then I guess my mind is a bit more far advanced than most.
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:12 PM
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This is just a discussion whether one uses horse, cow, pig, sheep urine as organic re-administering nutrients for grasses or shrubbery. This isn't a new concept in other countries it is still a useful practice. If we can purchase liquid urea's, then why can't we contain our own. My initial question is of the ratio from experiences. Has anyone used or studied the use of such practices. If one can collect and harvest free ureas in the form of urine, then why not collect it and use it. For whatever use!! I understand that everything has to be regulated by the EPA or FDA and other regulatory agencies. Organics still falls under the guidelines of your licenses.
If all I am going to get is comedy then I guess my mind is a bit more far advanced than most.
As far as urine as a fertilizer is concerned, I like your thinking. However as I'm sure you're aware, diets of different types of people can be quite different from one another. For example, a meat-eating, beer drinking indivual would likely have vastly different urine than a vegetarian. Relative pH levels of human urine cannot be relied upon to be consistant from person to person. every diet is different.
However, there IS a very smart, productive destination I know of for (any mammal) urine. That destination would be the top of your backyard compost pile!
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:40 PM
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you're right, you're way smarter than us.

ask a silly question, you get a silly answer.
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:57 PM
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i've been pissing on my yard for years and it aint helping.
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:14 PM
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Waste not - want not.
I'm not about to do it, but I remember reading about in some places in Europe they were introducing urinals that separate solid & liquid wastes.

A quick search produced these sites:
http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/home/st...urine-good.htm
https://www.uni-hohenheim.de/respta/...urine_fert.pdf
http://cee.eng.usf.edu/peacecorps/5%...n/2010Shaw.pdf

While I don't have concerns with medicines in EPA EQ Biosolids, I would be wary of them in unprocessed American pee.

I'm curious as to why you are looking into this.
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:06 PM
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And you guys betch about the smell of Milorganite.
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:46 PM
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And you guys betch about the smell of Milorganite.
Not me. Besides urine only stinks after eating asparagus.
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