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Old 01-07-2015, 08:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Burning feces at 1000°C and creating drinking water and electricity

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The machine runs at such a high temperature (1000 degrees Celsius) that there’s no nasty smell; in fact it meets all the emissions standards set by the U.S. government.
http://www.gatesnotes.com/Developmen...oop-to-Potable

Honestly, is there a reason to not do this here? Even if we call it "nonpotable," nonpotable water and electricity would be worthwhile, right?

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Old 01-07-2015, 08:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Cool! There's a bus line in England that runs on poo.
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 01-07-2015, 09:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Seems kind of a waste to burn what could, if properly treated, become valuable fertilizer.
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Old 01-07-2015, 09:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Seems kind of a waste to burn what could, if properly treated, become valuable fertilizer.
I see what you did there...
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Seems kind of a waste to burn what could, if properly treated, become valuable fertilizer.
Fertilizer and biomethane gas, which can be used to run gensets or even as an automotive fuel.
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Seems kind of a waste to burn what could, if properly treated, become valuable fertilizer.
Well don't plants also need water to survive? This crap (pun intended) has many purposes, and there's just so much of it going to waste.
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