S*** just got real… Loowatt - turning poop into power!
by Conrad Langridge
What's Going On Here?
Move over Thomas Crapper, the original toilet pioneer, these flushless, self-contained toilets are giving the world a fresh perspective on toilet use.
What Does This Mean?
Many Madagascan towns and villages have basic toilets. During monsoon season, heavy rainfall can leave locals literally swimming in sewage, meaning vast swathes of the population are at risk of disease and infection.
To top it off... and what knocked curious.earth of our stool - the London-based company have developed a circular system which makes use of this ‘waste’. Here’s how the process works:
The waste is sent to an anaerobic digester where gases are extracted and are used to generate electricity. Then, any of the nutrient-rich drier materials are sent to an industrial composter where they are pasteurised - killing any nasty microorganisms - before being made into fertiliser.
Currently the fertiliser is being used to keep the Malagasy National stadium looking GREEEN!
Why Should We Care?
As we move towards a circular way of life - that is, recognising everything has a value and utilising that in the economy - it is becoming important to harness value from human waste.
*Sludge is treated liquid waste
Learn more at www.loowatt.com
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