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Reinvent the Toilet Fair Program and Exhibitor Guide
14-15 August 2012, Seattle, USA
The Reinvent the Toilet Fair showcased innovations from around the world that are creating a new vision for the next generation of sanitation.
The fair aimed to inspire collaboration around a shared mission of delivering a reinvented toilet for the 2.5 billion people worldwide who don’t have access to safe and affordable sanitation.
The fair featured the foundation’s Water, Sanitation & Hygiene team’s earliest technology bets — most of the work presented received funding just over a year ago. During that time, grantees and partners have made some promising progress. The exhibits include efforts to reinvent the toilet, and approaches to improve the collection, treatment, and disposal of human waste. The fair was meant to spur partnerships and conversations about how we can work together to bring sanitation to those who need it most.
This library entry contains two documents, the program and the Exhibitor Guide.
The following projects are included in the Exhibitor Guide with detailed factsheets:
Fecal Sludge Omni-Ingestor
Improved latrine pans for pour-flush systems
An energy-producing, waterless toilet system
A high-efficiency sanitary toilet with sewage treatment
A self-mixing biogas generator
Developing fortified fertilizer pellets from human waste Sewage Containment and Mineralization device (SeCoM)
Tiger Toilet & Black Soldier Fly Larvae Collection System
Developing chemicals to self-clean and disinfect toilets
Modeling the next generation of sanitation systems
A toilet that converts human waste to fuel gas
The Microflush Biofil Toilet
Diversion for safe sanitation
Promoting sanitation and nutrient recovery through urine separation
A community bathroom block that recovers clean water, nutrients, and energy
A toilet that produces biological charcoal, minerals, and clean water
A device that sterilizes fecal sludge
The Earth Auger Toilet: Innovation in waterless sanitation (el taladro de la tierra)
A toilet that sanitizes feces and urine to recover resources and energy
Safe sludge project
A vortex bioreactor that processes fecal sludge and wastewater
A device to improve pit latrine emptying
The following organisations are the grantees (lead organisations):
AGI Manufacturing, DCI Automation, Synapse Product Development, and Beaumont Design Inc.
American Standard Brands
Frontier Environmental Technology
International Water Management Institute
Institute for Residential Innovation (IResl)
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
University of Colorado Denver
American Environmental Systems, Inc.
University College London
Delft University of Technology
Ghana Sustainable Aid Project
Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG)
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Oklahoma State University
Fundación In Terris
University of Toronto
University of California Berkeley
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
North Carolina State University
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
BMGF, Gates Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2012). Reinvent the Toilet Fair Program and Exhibitor Guide - 14-15 August 2012, Seattle, USA.