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NaDEET is the educational core of Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve

Learning and Living

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Research and Publications on Waste Management

NaDEET's signature recycled firebricks

Title: Recycled firebricks and methods used in firebricks manufacturing 
Author: Daniel Inkela Shagama 2010 (Nature Conservation Diploma-Polytechnic of Namibia)
Summary of Findings:  The study follows up on the study of Ruusa Gottlieb and found that tin firebrick makers were the best when big holes were made in the firebricks and normal tap water makes the most effective firebrick. Also, soaking paper for one day will help to save time and produce effective bricks.


Title: Making the most efficient firebrick out of waste paper at NaDEET, as an alternative to firewood cooking
Author: Ruusa Gottlieb 2010 (Nature Conservation Diploma-Polytechnic of Namibia)
Summary of Findings: This study found that firebricks made from newspaper, egg cartons, food wrapping material and some sawdust made the best firebrick when the contents are loosely compressed.

Title: Wastewater Recycling: Effect of Re-Usable Wastewater on Tomato Plants  
Author: Bornface Simangolwa 2005 (Nature Conservation Diploma-Polytechnic of Namibia)
Summary of Findings: Unfortunately, the project could not be completed as the tomato plants did not produce fruit within the four month project period. However, the growth of the plants was not altered by different water quality.

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