Toilet water needn’t be a waste stream

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Toilet water needn’t be a waste stream

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Do you think urinals and toilets waste countless litres of water every single day? Think again! Various labs at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering are developing new technologies to safely recover water and nutrients. This is interesting both for use on earth and for future space missions to Mars. How about agricultural fertilisers purified from urine or even edible microbial proteins made of nutrients recovered from human urine? A cheap technology was created for developing countries to reuse toilet water for irrigation by destroying transmissible pathogens using electrochemical processes.

For whom

children, youngsters, adults

Location

Ufo - foyer

Time

13u-17u