Bill Gates latest passion is an excellent example of the way by which technology can be efficiently used to help nature and human beings. According to Bill Gates’ latest blog on the ‘Gates Notes’, the machine can convert human faeces into drinkable water. Nothing less than a miracle, Bill Gates mentions about this machine in the blog named as ‘From Poop to Potable’.
Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder mentioned in his blog,
I watched the piles of feces go up the conveyer belt and drop into a large bin. They made their way through the machine, getting boiled and treated. A few minutes later I took a long taste of the end result: a glass of delicious drinking water.
Mr. Gates also mentions the connection between poor sanitation and death of millions of children across the globe. He also points out the fact where poor sanitation seriously affects the mental and physical development of children worldwide. This machine is a step towards making the world cleaner and the best way to recycle waste.
The machine is called the Janicki Omniprocessor, named after Janicki Bioenergy’s CEO Peter Janicki, converts sewage into ash, electricity and finally clean water. In the initial stage, the machine dries the waste and burns it. The steam created in this process powers an engine generating electricity. At the same time, the water removed from the sewage is filtered and converted into clean and drinkable water.
In the blog, he further mentions,
If we can develop safe, affordable ways to get rid of human waste, we can prevent many of those deaths and help more children grow up healthy…..Western toilets aren’t the answer, because they require a massive infrastructure of sewer lines and treatment plants that just isn’t feasible in many poor countries. So a few years ago our foundation put out a call for new solution.
You can read more about this machine on Bill Gates’ blog.