Sanitation http://wunc.org en Duke Researchers Design Toilet That Turns Waste Into Drinking Water http://wunc.org/post/duke-researchers-design-toilet-turns-waste-drinking-water <p>Two years ago, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched a research competition called “<a href="http://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do/Global-Development/Water-Sanitation-and-Hygiene">Reinvent the Toilet</a>,” challenging researchers to create a sewage disposal system that requires no electricity and could be used in developing countries. Marc Deshusses, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering, pitched an idea to the Foundation and won $100,000 to take it further.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:32:32 +0000 Laura Candler 19129 at http://wunc.org Duke Researchers Design Toilet That Turns Waste Into Drinking Water