Energy from Toilet Wastewater
Wastewater is considered to be of no use – quite wrongly! Washing water has an average temperature of 30°C. Toilet water might not only be used to produce biogas or fertilizers, but also valuable resources that otherwise would enter the sewer system unused. And even worse: Annually, more than 2 million people die from diarrheal diseases due to the wrong use of wastewater. Experts of the "Water-Energy Group" of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) study possibilities to eliminate these problems.
Detailed information on the research of the "Water-Energy Group" at the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) of KIT and on the "United Nations World Water Day": Press Release 036/2017