Bill Gates Wants To Turn Your “poop” into Drinking Water!

bill gatesBill Gates says a new plant that processes human waste into clean drinking water and electricity will help save many lives.

The plant called the Omniprocessor, was designed and built by Janicki Bioenergy and backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The plant is said to prevent diseases caused by contaminated water supplies.

“The next-generation processor, more advanced than the one I saw, will handle waste from 100,000 people, producing up to 86,000 liters of potable water a day and a net 250 kw of electricity,” Bill Gates wrote in  a blog post. “If we get it right, it will be a good example of how philanthropy can provide seed money that draws bright people to work on big problems, eventually creating a self-supporting industry.”

The feces is heated to 1000 degrees Celsius, or 1,832 degrees Fahrenheit to draw off the water, which is then further treated to make sure it is safe. But the dried out feces can then be burned, producing enough heat to generate electricity needed to extract the water. Excess electricity can be sold to outside users, as can the water. BBC reports

The first operational plant is to built in Senegal.

Bill Gates included in his blog post a video of himself drinking the water which he describes as “delicious” and “as good as any I’ve had out of the bottle.”

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