Above picture: A textile mill in Coimbatore, India, where the prototype sanitation system is being tested in a real-world setting. Credit – Shamsheer Yousaf
Researchers at Duke University have installed an experimental “reinvented toilet” at a textile mill in Coimbatore, India, to serve as a real-world testing site.
The leaders of the new decentralized waste processing system hope that the trial will lead to commercialized solutions produced through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Reinvent the Toilet Challenge.
Our project recently got a great feature article in The News & Observer. It spanned the history of the project, the global challenges we are trying to solve, as well as a particular focus on our TOWR system collaboration with partners US Army Natick.
Today in Ahmedabad, we hosted Roshan Shrestha (from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) at our Duke RTI prototype site.
Also in attendance in the picture above were collaborators from CEPT Faculty of Planning and technical staff from CEPT’s Center for WSH, RTI and L&T on-site team.