It must be a pleasant feeling to know that your own human excrement won’t hurt the ecosystem.
Samsung announced the completion of the process to create a “safe” prototype toilet that transforms waste into ashes, and Bill Gates has begun assisting with that project.
This incredible initiative, which was carried out in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was motivated by the “Reinvent the Toilet Challenge” campaign.
The technology, created by Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), is being touted as a way to battle unsanitary sanitation facilities and transform them into toilet technology that effectively and safely manages human waste. The prototype, which took three years of arduous effort, offers domestic usage modular components and technology that promises to speed up the commercialization process.
This concept first came to mind in 2019 after SAIT, the primary research and development division of Samsung Electronics, and Gates started working on reimagining the idea of the toilet, which is responsible for reducing human waste into ashes.
The removal of viruses from human waste and the creation of solid trash and liquid waste that can be released into the environment are two of the main technologies created by Samsung, according to the Korean technological juggernaut.
The system’s built-in toilet mechanism makes it possible to totally recycle the treated water. While liquid waste is treated using a biological purification procedure, solid trash is dehydrated, dried, and burned to ash. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will continue to get close guidance from the Korean company as it works to commercialize the technology.