Cranfield Nano Membrane Toilet

Cranfield University

The Nano Membrane Toilet is a dry-toilet that treats waste on-site without water or energy.

Product description Brand name and product description

Cranfield Univeristy’s Nano Membrane Toilet treats waste without water or electricity, producing recycled water for household use along with energy and ash. The system uses the membrane to separate water from the waste and gasifies solids. The energy produced can be used to sustain the membrane process and any extra energy could be used to charge electronic devices.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)
Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Cranfield University plans to partner with local organizations is target regions to rent toilets to households.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The capital cost is expected to be 750 USD.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

There are no alternative toilets that also use a nano-membrane.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Urban households in Ghana

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