generation II reinvented toilet
Solutions for self-sufficient, affordable and reliable toilets are in overwhelming demand. Billions of people globally — close to half of the world’s population — lack access to improved sanitation. A global research team has been developing a portfolio of reinvented toilets that bring together the best concepts from the last decade of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-led 'Reinvent the Toilet' Challenge.
In the most recent phase of this effort, the Gates Foundation selected Georgia Tech Associate Professor Shannon Yee to assemble the best of the ideas from the challenge and develop a new, affordable toilet — the Generation 2 Reinvented Toilet (G2RT) — as a solution to the world’s sanitation problem. The G2RT team includes 70 engineers, scientists, and industrial designers from universities and corporations around the world.While using the G2RT won’t differ from current toilet designs, how the toilet processes waste will be drastically different. Instead of relying on a network of pipes and millions of gallons of water, G2RT will treat human waste within the toilet appliance itself. Urine will go through a filtration process that produces clean water, and fecal matter will be reduced to pathogen-free solids and clean water.
The G2RT aims to drastically shift human waste away from traditional sewage treatment infrastructure to a system that processes waste onsite in household bathrooms.
EOOS Social Design is leading the frontend design for sitting and squatting typologies and helping to run first field tests in China, India and South Africa.