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Bill Gates desea reinventar el inodoro

11/08/2018
Graphic News

November 6, 2018 -- Bill Gates mostró nuevos enfoques para la esterilización de desechos humanos en la exhibición Reinvented Toilet Expo en Beijing. Uno de ellos, favorecido por el filántropo multimillonario es un inodoro doméstico independiente del Caltech con sistema de tratamiento de agua de desecho – ganador reciente de concurso “Reinventing the Toilet Challenge” de su fundación.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has spent $200 million over the last seven years, funding sanitation research projects, including 20 toilet and sludge-processing designs that convert human waste into clean water and fertiliser.

Gates finds one approach from the California Institute of Technology particularly interesting. It’s an electrochemical reactor which can break down water and human waste into fertiliser and hydrogen – which in turn can can be stored in fuel cells as energy.

For every dollar invested in sanitation, about $5.50 is returned to the global economiy, according to the World Health Organisation.


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