The Cranfield nanomembrane toilet – how it works…

Published on Oct 20, 2016

Here at Cranfield we are developing the Nano Membrane Toilet which will be able to treat human waste on-site without external energy or water. The Cranfield toilet is designed for single-household use (equivalent to 10 people) and will accept urine and faeces as a mixture. The Cranfield toilet is still under development; this is the vision of how it will work: The Cranfield toilet flush uses a unique rotating mechanism to transport the mixture into the Cranfield toilet without using any water whilst simultaneously blocking odour and the user’s view of the waste.

Funky Faucets: 14 Futuristic Faucets   and  16 unusual Sink & Basin Designs

Here are two fun designs:

Glowing Ripple Faucet

 

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American Standard MadDash ActiClean Self-Cleaning Toilet

 

The best ways to save water is by replacing inefficient appliances and fixtures, and changing your lifestyle. By committing to both, families can reduce water usage by 50% or more.  Here are 3 tips to get you started:

  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.
  • Wash vegetables and fruits in a large bowl and scrub them with a vegetable brush.
  • Insulate your water pipes. This will allow the water to heat faster while avoiding wasted water.

Save water with WaterSense® certified models.

Fifteen years before lead contamination of a Michigan city’s drinking water became a public health crisis, Madison was on its way to eliminating its worst risks through a costly effort that replaced more than 8,000 lead water pipes. Madison is believed to be the only community in the country to have taken such a radical step. Madison officials say it was money well spent:  more

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Activated carbon is porous, inexpensive and readily available for use as adsorbents, furnishing a large surface area to remove contaminants. It has more useful surface area per gram than any other material available for physical adsorption.

Activated carbon is porous, inexpensive and readily available for use as adsorbents, furnishing a large surface area to remove contaminants. It has more useful surface area per gram than any other material available for physical adsorption.

Heap of activated charcoal on a steel background

Heap of activated charcoal on a steel background

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Is chlorine really necessary for safe drinking water, or is it possible to deliver high-quality tap water without adding chemical disinfectants?

A recent commentary published in the journal Science presents evidence from Europe showing that chlorine can be omitted as long as the right infrastructure is in place.

The new technology works by using a form of bacteria to filter polluted materials from sewage water.

AARHUS, Denmark — Jan. 20, 2016 — A water treatment plant in Denmark will become the first in the world to produce 50 percent more electricity than it uses, according this release.

Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

Iceland's Blue Lagoon in the spring.

Bernard Beer Spa    A couple enjoys the Bernard Beer Spa in Prague.

igloo hot tub at Iglu-dorf      Cool: The Iglu-Dorf sits at the top of one of Europe's top ski slopes overlooking St Moritz, Davos and Klosters

Wine Spa at the Hakone Yunessun spa resort    Guests hold their glasses as they bathe in a pool of red at the Hakone Yunessun spa resort, one of Japan's most popular hot spring resorts.

Chena Hot Springs (Fairbanks, Alaska)   

And more from the Smithsonian Magazine

 

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