“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.

Next Stop? Durban, South Africa.

Our project reached a milestone recently, adding a new testing site for our sanitation system in Durban, South Africa!

RTI International recently published a news release announcing it. Like our ongoing work in Ahmnebad, India, we will be working in a smaller controlled environment.