The revolutionary waterless toilet, backed by Bill Gates, that could solve sanitation issues in low income countries

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2.5 billion people around the world lack access to advanced sanitation. Difficulty accessing clean water and infrastructure problems keep this basic human necessity out of the reach. To help fight this problem, developers at Cranfield University have created a waterless toilet — and it’s attracted investors like Bill and Melinda Gates.

 

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The Nano Membrane Toilet, as the developers call it, now has an additional grant that is “substantially more” than all prior funding, according to Business Insider. The researchers will use the money to continue developing the lab prototype and begin field trials in Africa.

The revolutionary toilet is designed to be used by 10 people for up to six months without needing to be serviced. Due to the servicing issue, the toilet will be implemented first in urban areas, before being expanded to more remote areas of the country until the technology proves itself in cities.

 

How it works

After using the toilet, the user simply closes the lid. This activates a rotating toilet bowl, which moves to dump the waste into a vat below the bowl. A scraper then clears off any residual matter from the bowl. Solid waste and liquid wastes are then sorted and stored separately in the storage tank.

Solid waste is transported via an Archimedes screw into a drying chamber and then dropped into a combustor, with the remaining ash disposed of later. Liquid waste is filtered through special membranes that filter the liquid waste into usable water. The usable water is then stored, and used for watering plants. 

In an interview with Business Insider, Alison Parker, one of the developers of the Nano Membrane Toilet, said that the toilet costs no more than five cents per day to use. Field testing will reportedly start later in the year. You can watch a video explaining exactly how the toilet works below.

 
 

 

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