Toilet Machine Recycles Waste Water For Reuse, Turns Poop To Fertilizer

A ton of water is wasted every day when someone uses the toilet. This water doesn’t seem like a big deal in an area with no Lack of waterHowever, in areas with drought-like conditions, the situations are different.

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However, a San Francisco-based company was dubbed Epic CleanTec has now developed a new type of system for high-rise buildings in the Bay Area, in which the water flushed from the toilet does not enter the sewer system. Instead, it flows to a machine that is installed in the basement of these buildings and that is in the On-site treatment of this water.

It was developed as part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation “Reinvent The Toilet Challenge,” which tasked engineers with creating a safe, inexpensive toilet that could be used by anyone around the world (even those who do not have access to plumbing). However, company founder Aaron Tartakovsky and his father believed that this could help them tackle California’s water problem.

The magic toilet waste converter

The machine separates water and poop. The poop is treated separately using strong chemical reactions to neutralize the odor and turn it into a sterile, fertilizer-like product that will help your plants grow healthily. While there are several companies offering on-site wastewater treatment, what Epic CleanTec does with solid waste is unusual and unparalleled.

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The water, on the other hand, is sifted through a series of treatments that make it clean enough to be consumed for drinkingalthough law in the area only recommends using such water for non-potable purposes such as flushing toilets.

Said Aaron in one Explanation FastCompany: “We take wastewater that we don’t actually consider to be waste, and we show people that wastewater really only consists of water, it consists of energy, it consists of nutrients and it consists of organic matter. We can pull all of these things out of the wastewater and reuse them. “

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