The title of this article is enough to make you gag in disgust. But hold on! This is something incredible for underdeveloped and developing countries where there is hardly any proper sewerage system and sufficient drinking water. Bill Gates and his Gates Foundation has accomplished this wonderful project of designing an omniprocessor which will will process and convert human feces into electricity and drinking water.
The design of this omniprocessor is kept very basic and simple so that it can be raised in underdeveloped areas. Bill Gates posted in Facebook that it is time to ditch water coolers because drinking water from human waste tastes fine. The Janicki Omniprocessor has been primarily designed by Dr. Peter Janicki. There are so many areas in the globe where poepl do not have access to safe sanitation, proper sewerage lines and proper drinking water. So it’s an amazing idea that the nasty things can be converted to something consumable and that too in its purest form.
The sludge which consists of human excretory materials will be transferred via conveyor belts and passed through tubes called dryers. The dryers will boil the waste. During this boiling process, water vapor is being evaporated and thus separated from the sludge leaving behind dry sludge only. The dry sludge is then passed into furnace where tremendous heating in fire will produce steam which is sent to a steam engine. This steam engine drives the generator that produces electricity. The electricity is utilized to run the processor and the excess will be sent to the local areas. The water vapor is collected in cooling chambers and undergoing several layers of purification which finally produces purest form of drinking water. Gates Facebook page said that almost 23,000 gallons of pure drinking water is obtained from feces of 100,000 people.