Hygiene is a very important fundamental right that includes the safe disposal of waste that is collected on the toilet and safely disposed of. Proper waste management helps fight diseases such as cholera, dysentery and typhus. At present, it is estimated that 40% of the world's population is affected by these diseases, most of which are children under the age of 5 years. Failure to dispose of the waste properly will result in death.
Researchers use advanced technologies to develop new, innovative designs to curb the problems of basic sanitation, especially in developing countries around the world. Based on our understanding of Who Really Invented the Toilet, let's take a look at some of the most notable innovative toilet designs that have emerged over time.
The Crapper (compact, rotating, aerobic, eco-friendly, reducing) is a great toilet design developed by Toilets for People. This toilet is an eco-friendly compost toilet design that takes into account that human waste is decomposed into compost as soon as it is exposed to oxygen, which reduces waste volume and odor. It also has a rotatable bi-drum to allow easy and safe access when removing excess waste.
. 2 The ecological urinal
This urinal was created by Design without Borders. The adaptive funnel connects to canisters that collect urine, store the urine and later process to quality fertilizer.
. 3 Health Toilet
This is the creation of the Daiwa House. He uses a system built into the armrests to measure the blood sugar level while someone is using the toilet. This amazing toilet also weighs the person before and after the toilet and sends you the data for medical referencing.
. 4 The Janicki Bio-Energy Toilet
This toilet converts sewage sludge into clean water. It also processes the waste into electricity and fertilizer, which in turn helps to improve hygiene and reduce global warming.
. 5 The Toronto Toilet
This toilet was designed by the University of Toronto. It has a UV disinfection chamber, where liquid waste is processed, and a smoldering chamber, where solid waste is incinerated. It is easy to repair and can be managed with limited resources and training.
. 6 The Cal-Tech Solar Toilet
This self-cleaning solar design was developed by Cal Tech researchers. The solar-powered toilet recycles water and decomposes solid waste into reusable energy, fertilizer and hydrogen that power the reactor in bad weather. The treated water can be used for irrigation and landscaping, for watering flowers etc. Mobile solar powered toilets are very common in developing countries.
. 7 The Diversion Toilet Design
This design was created by the Eawag Aquatic Institute in collaboration with the EOOS Design Studio. It then collects and separates urine and solid waste for further treatment. At the same time, used water is recycled. It can work without water or sewer connection. After the waste has been separated, it is transported to a recovery plant, where it is converted into high-quality fertilizer or biogas.
. 8 The Sabine Schober Toilet
This design uses the Terra Preta sanitation technology. Here, urine and solid waste are treated by mixing with charcoal to produce very fertile soils on which trees and other crops can be planted. You have the opportunity to sit down if you want to use this toilet or crouch down. Sanitary ware components and a plastic container collect urine and solid waste.
. 9 The Loowatt Design Toilet
This toilet was designed by Virginia Gardiner. It uses a waterless system that converts waste into biofuels. It consists of 90% horse manure and biodegradable feed, which is used for the safe storage of waste. Once the toilet is full, the user feeds the waste to a Biodigester outdoors, which then generates a free fuel source for cooking.
10th The toilet at Loughborough University
This toilet converts human waste into carbonized material. The material provides heat and minerals to the soil. The treated water, on the other hand, can be used for rinsing. In the thermal hydro carbonation all pathogens are destroyed and the final product is safe to handle.