Eram scientific solution builds first e-toilet in Kerala
Thiruvananthpuram: Pulluvila, A village in Kerala, boasts of having world's first e-toilet which uses technology that turns waste into fertilizer, generates power and makes potable water.
The initiative was developed by a local firm called Eram Scientific Solutions using Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation grant. The e-toilet also receives a technical support called NEWgenerator (NEWgen is a machine in a box that recycles water, harvest energy, creates fertilisers and ultimately turns waste into profit) from university of south florida (USF). Eram is a manufacturer of e- toilets in India which has set up around 1600 e-toilet in approximately 19 states.
Anvar sadath, CEO of Eram says "The water that comes out as waste from the toilets is recycled which is used for flushing, while the solid waste is converted into nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium which can be stored and used as fertilizers. The gas from waste is converted into methane and can be used for burning".