A waterless sanitation and energy system for the 2.8 billion people living without access to proper sanitation.
The Loowatt toilet uses a simple, patent-protected mechanical sealing unit to contain human waste within biodegradable film, with a unique odour-inhibiting system. The waste is then stored in a cartridge beneath the toilet, for periodic emptying. At this point, the waste is processed by an anaerobic digester to produce clean energy.
The Loowatt sealing unit can be built into toilets of any shape, size and specification, using off-the-shelf parts and local materials.
Loowatt has first application in the developing world, where it effectively disposes of waste, maintains the quality of the water supply and provides a source of clean distributed energy.