This project will design and fabricate five identical closed loop flush toilet systems, for field testing in developing world locations without adequate sanitation.
This project will design and fabricate five identical closed loop flush toilet systems, for field testing in developing world locations without adequate sanitation. With “closed loop” we mean that there will be no wastewater. All wastewater is treated and reused for toilet flushing with treated water occasionally being bled off to keep the system operating at the proper water levels.
Research or implementation partners:
- RTI International: is taking responsibility for test site acquisition and preparation, as well as test system monitoring.
- Caltech: developed the base technology and assisted in the implementation of that technology into the test system design.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Community sanitation Decentralised wastewater treatment (e.g. DEWATS) East Asia & Pacific Fundamental research and engineering Global Greywater or wastewater North America Private sector, including social enterprises Product design and engineering Toilets or urinals (user interface) Treatment of wastewater or greywater
Elisabeth von Muench (Elisabeth)
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