NTU scientists create toilet which turns poo into electricity [News]

July 27, 2012 by  
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By Olivia Siong, Channel NewsAsia, 26 Jun 2012.

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have developed a new toilet system that converts human waste to electricity and fertiliser.

Dubbed the “No-Mix Vacuum Toilet”, the system has two chambers which separate liquid and solid wastes.

It also reduces the amount of water needed for flushing by up to 90 per cent, compared to current toilet systems in Singapore.

“Singapore has been relatively clean over the last few decades, but we can still improve a little bit,” associate professor Wang Jing-Yuan, Director of NTU’s Residues and Resource Reclamation Centre, said.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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