The disruptive innovation taking place in the sanitation sector, championed by the Gates Foundation, is brilliant! Posted by Hannah Ritchie on Sustainable Brands, this article shares a significant breakthrough in technology to potentially help address the enormous issues of sanitation and water scarcity in developing countries. Will follow the pilot in Senegal with great interest.
“Microsoft founder Bill Gates recently took a leap of faith when he personally put the latest technology for wastewater processing to the ultimate test — by drinking water produced from recycled human sewage.
As Gates detailed on his blog last week, the OmniProcessor, designed and manufactured by Janicki Bioenergy, uses sewer sludge as its input and produces clean water, electricity and ash. With the potential to address two urgent global issues simultaneously — sanitation and clean drinking water shortages — the OmniProcessor offers hope to revolutionizing wastewater treatment solutions. The process is based on traditional waste incineration principles, but with key tweaks that could make it an affordable solution across the world.”
To read the full article click: Bill Gates Tastes Proof of Latest Breakthrough Concept in Wastewater Treatment | Sustainable Brands.
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