A Better Toilet

For A Cleaner World

Updates

“This futuristic toilet could save lives – and it’s closer than you think”

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.

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“China to get extreme toilet makeover to boost tourism”

“China to get extreme toilet makeover to boost tourism”

A recent article published on CNN Travel talks about the recent push to drastically improve the public toilet systems throughout China in an effort to boost tourism.

President Xi Jinping has fully embraced his country’s recent toilet revolution (which launched in 2015):

Voicing the concerns of many a wary traveler, the communist leader said clean toilets were the cornerstone of a civilized society and would help boost travel to China as well as improving the hygiene of the masses.

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Prototype Update, 26 July 2017

Prototype Update, 26 July 2017

Solids System Update: TOWR Trailer Unit Opens to Users on RTI Campus

North Carolina, United States

Early in July, the Toilet with Onsite Waste Remediation (TOWR) trailer, a research endeavor jointly funded by US Army Natick and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, opened to the public for use. Users can visit the comfortable, temperature controlled Western style toilet, make “donations” and anonymously note their comments if they’d like.

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Prototype Update, 12 July 2017

Prototype Update, 12 July 2017

Solids System Update:

North Carolina, United States

The Solids team has spent the majority of our time as of late working on the trailer mobile unit, getting a fecal processing system similar to the one in our lab, up and running and making improvements to the control logic.

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UN-Water Releases 2017 GLAAS Report….

UN-Water Releases 2017 GLAAS Report….

Last month, UN-Water released their 2017 GLAAS Report (GLOBAL ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENT OF SANITATION)

The report represents analysis from 75 countries and 25 external support agencies focusing on issues having to do with financing universal access to water and sanitation under the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).

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Prototype Update, 12 June 2017

Liquids System Update:

North Carolina, United States

Our Liquids System’s team is proud to present their first publication! It focuses on our electrochemical disinfection process and the research our liquids team put into the development of the blackwater treatment unit built into our sanitation system.

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