Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Aids Solar Toilet Development
Unbelievable that Bill Gates and Melinda Gates Foundation is involved in the development of the toilet of the future.The foundation high lights a sobering fact that 40 percent of the world or 2.4 billion people lack clean sanitation facilities.
Gates, pledges to eradicate world poverty, has awarded $100,000 to the California Institute of Technology,that provided a working version of futuristic toilet and transformed it into a self-contained solar unit capable of recycling water and breaking the waste into renewable energy.
The prototype breaks down human waste through a solar-powered reactor converting it into usable hydrogen gas,for use at night.
Inadequate sanitation facilities or non availability results in a major health problem.It is estimated more than 1.5 million children under the age 5 die each year because of sanitation issues.
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