Charge Your Phone With Your Poo

Self-Powered Waterless Toilet

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Wed, Feb 10th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Guardian brings to attention the nano-membrane toilet, a waterless self-powered toilet which recovers water from human waste while turning the faecal matter into energy, producing "enough surplus power to charge a mobile phone."

Instead of a flush, the toilet uses a scraper mechanism that sends the waste from the toilet bowl into a collection tank below, where the solids collect at the bottom as sediment and where the liquid waste is filtered. The solid waste is removed into a gasifier which converts it into gas and energy. According to Alison Parker, a water and sanitation expert at Cranfield University, there should be enough surplus power to charge a mobile phone.

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