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Waterless Toilet Backed By Bill Gates

waterless toilet

This is the waterless toilet of the future and it's called the Nano Membrane Toilet. It was developed by researchers at Cranfield University. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has backed the design. It's designed to be used in areas where there's no running water.

Here's how it works

After someone uses the toilet, the lid is closed, the bowl turns 270 degrees to deposit the waste underneath. Solid waste falls to the bottom and its then deposited in a chamber where the waste is then burned to ash. The family empties the waste tank once a week. Liquid waste filters through a series of membrane filters. The resulting water is then stored in a reservoir. Though it's still not clean enough to drink, it can be used for cleaning or watering plants. Going to the bathroom has never been more high tech