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INDIA’S WATERLESS TOILET
“The self-contained, waterless toilet has the capability of heating human waste to a high enough temperature to sterilise human waste and create biochar, a highly porous charcoal,” informed project principal investigator Karl Linden, professor of environmental engineering at University of Colorado Boulder.
The biochar can be used to both increase crop yields and sequester carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. The project is part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s ‘Reinvent the Toilet Challenge’, an effort to develop a next-generation toilet that can be used to disinfect liquid and solid waste while generating useful end products.