A Better ToiletFor A Cleaner World
Inaugeration of RTI’s WiC Prototype Toilet in Ahmedabad.
Saturday, September 19 2015, 12:00 pm
Near Canteen CEPT University
Kasturbhai Lalbhai Campus – Navrangpura, Ahmedabad
In 2011, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) launched the bold Reinvent the Toilet (RTT) program to promote the development of radically new innovations to address the sanitation challenge on a large-scale. RTI International is an RTT grantee working to address on-site sanitation solutions through the development of a better toilet. RTI is working in partnership with Duke University and Colorado State University, to develop an integrated waste treatment and toilet system. RTI’s technology approach combines electrochemical disinfection for liquid waste processing and recovery, and biomass energy conversion to process solid waste. The system’s goal is to be energy neutral, requiring no external sources of power or linkage to piped sewerage systems. CEPT University is a partner in this current phase of the project where the prototype toilet will be performance tested and design feedback gathered from user groups while being hosted at CEPT campus. Additional India partners include L&T Engineering, SEWA, NEERMAN, and Perryware/ ROCA India.