Reinvented Toilets Could Provide Safe Sanitation for 2.5 Billion People

Shown are Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Shannon Yee and GTRI Research Scientists Kevin Caravati, and Ilan Stern, who are leading the Georgia Tech portion of the initiative.

Nicknamed G2RT - Generation 2 Reinvented Toilet - and supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a new multi-year initiative will bring the dispersed efforts of the original Reinvent the Toilet Challenge together to focus on demonstrating prototypes of a single user reinvented toilet (SURT) that can be afforded by the world’s poorest.

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