Jun 17, 2019 | Updated: 11:38 AM EDT

Turning Sewage into Potable Water

Apr 30, 2019 04:58 PM EDT

Turning Sewage into Potable Water
(Photo : Courtesy of the Gates Foundation) Bill Gates takes a sip of water that came out of the new Janicki Omniprocessor, which turns human waste into clean drinking water in minutes.

An shocking 783 million people are living without clean water and 2.5 billion don't have adequate sanitation. Studies reveal this is the main cause for around 700,000 children death every year. Providing a septic and sewer systems needs good infrastructure, time and plenty of energy. Under the circumstances, these cannot be maintained effectively in developing countries.

Waste matter from latrines remains untreated and is simply dumped into whatever water body is nearby, thereby causing diseases to spread all over the area.

The Omniprocessor

In 2015, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has come forward to find a solution to this urgent problem by devising a method for wastewater treatment that can eradicate such sewage and transform it to water that is safe to drink.

This can be done by means of a mechanism powered by steam known as the Omniprocessor, produced by Sedron Technologies previously known as Janicki Bioenergy.

This amazing device can turn any human waste into spotless, potable water within minutes. In the process, the machine produces enough energy to burn the residual wastes, with something left to spare. The remnant ash has no odor whatsoever and is free from microbes that cause diseases.

To cite an example, in a town with a population of 100,000, the Omniprocessor can process the waste matter, in the process produce clean water amounting to 86,000 liters every day, adequate for a whopping 43,000 persons. This will indeed be a welcome relief for those inhabit the town. Further, this can result in the creation of self-supporting societies, without being a charity effort.

Goal of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in This Regard

According to Bill Gates, if the foundation can make it just right, it shows that philanthropy is capable of supplying seed capital that attracts a lot of intelligent persons to tackle large problems and in time create industries that are self-supporting. In fact, his foundation is providing funds to Janicki so that they can develop inexpensive sewage treatment plants that also provide clean drinkable water to communities both large and small. Gates went on to state that their the foundation's goal is to make affordable processors so that entrepreneurs hailing from both developing and underdeveloped countries can invest in these devices to manage lucrative waste-treatment plants. Currently, Bill Gates is backign and promoting the toilet of the future.

However, this is not mere talk. Gates demonstrated the efficacy of this system by drinking the water that was filthy sewage just five minutes previously nonchalantly and with perfect confidence.

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