21 Aug '16, 5am
Groundbreaking waterless toilet could help millions who lack access to plumbing
in the UK has developed the Nano Membrane Toilet, a contained system which uses a rotating barrier to “flush” both solid and liquid waste into a receptacle below – all the while blocking odor. Sedimentation will separate the two waste products and, once the liquid waste becomes a vapor, it is transported to a chamber with novel “nano-coated hydrophilic beads.” It is here that the vapor becomes water that is stored and able to be used for household and gardening purposes. The solid waste is driven up using an archimedes screw and coated in paraffin wax for future, “pathogen-free” disposal. This process also creates energy to fuel the other processes of the toilet, though a hand crank will also be available for manual powering.