“Duke’s Community-Based Toilet System Begins Testing in India”

“Duke’s Community-Based Toilet System Begins Testing in India”

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.

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