Waterless Wonder

A waterless toilet developed at MIT could offer an alternative for millions of refugees who risk disease because they lack access to clean, safe bathrooms. The compact loo works without power or plumbing. Instead, polymer materials act as a sponge, soaking up liquid waste and vaporizing it into the air.
 
MIT’s change:WATER Labs is building its first prototype in the next few months and is getting ready for the Hult Prize regional social entrepreneurship competition in March.
 
“There is incredible potential to apply this solution to more than a billion non-sewered households around the world,” says MBA student Conor Smith.
 
Source: MIT News

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