The Nano Membrane Toilet

Treating human waste onsite without external energy or water.

In the media

The sections below contain references to the Cranfield toilet project within the local, national and global media.


In July 2016 the Nano Membrane Toilet was featured on the Italian TV show “Superquark

The Nano Membrane Toilet was one of the projects for which Cranfield was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize.

From waterworld.com
"Cranfield a clear winner with its world-class water project", From The Times.
From waterbriefing.org
From Water & Wastewater International

On Facebook a number of high-profile pages shared the story, most notably a popular science page, where the post has over 36,000 likes, over 11,000 IFLS-nano-membrane-toiletshares and over 1,400 comments

The description in the article is inaccurate, but we were delighted that our toilet featured in this series

A number of articles in 2016 highlighted the potential of the Nano Membrane Toilet

The Nano Membrane Toilet was featured in a piece entitled "the National Blockage" about sanitation in India in the "Dirty Furniture" Magazine in October 2016.

Bill Gates is backing a revolutionary waterless toilet - here's how it works, from sciencealert.com
Bill Gates is backing a revolutionary waterless toilet -- here's how it works, from businessinsider.com.au
An aspirational toilet for the most deprived and vulnerable, from politicshome.com
"Scientists are flushed with success: sunshine to replace the need to wash clothes, while toilets will no longer need water", from South China Morning
Waterless toilet turns waste into clean water and power, from CNN
Con le nano-membrane reflui "a impatto zero", from L’idea a portata di mano
This Nanotech Toilet Uses No Water And Produces Energy From Human Waste, from Science et Vie
Innovation in construction: Getting smart on site, from construction-manager.co.uk
The Nano Membrane Toilet, from joomag.com
Generates energy and save water: so is the toilet Bill Gates, from Malavida
"Nano Membrane Toilet" new toilet: can excrement into clean energy, from CnBeta
This Gates-Funded Toilet Converts Human Waste Into Clean Water And Ash, from fastcoexist.com
Nanotechnology promises waterless loo for developing world and beyond, from ribaj.com
Nano Membrane Toilet skeleton, from Techly
Green Toilet Turns Waste into Electricity and Clean Water, Jetson Green
The toilet can transform human waste into energy, from Objevit CZ
Bill Gates is backing a waterless toilet that could revolutionize global sanitation, from techinsider.io
Waterless Nano Membrane Toilet Uses Human Waste To Generate Power, from Crazy Engineers
Waterless Toilet Uses Nanotechnology To Turn Human Waste Into Power, from Tech Times
New Nano Membrane Toilet produces energy from waste without running water, Interesting Engineering
What does a toilet that recycles poo look like?, from Ecobusiness
This environmentally-friendly toilet will create power from your poo, from mirror.co.uk
Waterless toilet uses nanotechnology to treat waste, banish smells, from Yahoo News Online
The Nano Membrane Toilet prototype, from ABC Online
Waterless toilet uses nanotechnology to treat waste, banish smells, from dailymail.co.uk
Nanotechnological waterless toilet being developed by scientists, from abc.net.au
This new waterless toilet can turn human waste into power, from sciencealert.com
New super toilet could charge your phone while you poop, from deathandtaxesmag.com
This power-generating 'super-toilet' doesn’t need mains water and can charge your phone, from globalconstructionreview.com
Inexpensive waterless toilet turns waste into clean power, from digitaljournal.com
Nanomembrane toilets could be part of solving Safe Sanitation for more than 2.3 billion people, from nextbigfuture.com
Cheap, waterless toilet that turns waste into clean water and power to be trialed in Africa, from gizmag.com
The Waterless Toilet That Can Charge Your Phone, from sustainablog.org
Africa: Focus On Gender - Three Ways New Toilet Will Help Women particularly highlights the benefits to women. From allafrica.com
Groundbreaking waterless toilet could help millions who lack access to plumbing, from inhabitat.com
Cheap, waterless toilet heads for African trial, from scidev.net
This Nano Membrane Toilet could solve the world's sanitation crisis - and charge our phones, from archinect.com
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Interview on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

On August 16th 2015 Alison Parker was interviewed on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire as part of a "Naked Scientists" live episode about disgust. It’s now available as a podcast, and will later be broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live and on other stations throughout the world including the ABC (Australia), Primedia (South Africa), Talk Radio Europe and Radio New Zealand.

Interview on BBC 3 counties radio

Fast forward to 1.48.44 to hear Alison Parker.

ABC Sydney featured The Nano Membrane Toilet on the Evenings 17/03/2015

ScienceDirect, December 2014

Membrane technology plays key role in waterless hygienic toilet, Dr Alison Parker.

Bowled Over by Toilet Technology - By Willie D. Jones Posted 19 Nov 2013 ieee.org

The description in the article is inaccurate, but we were delighted that our toilet featured in this series

E&T, December 2012

Nano Membrane Toilet team member Prof Rob Dorey was interviewed by the Institute of Engineering and Technology about the project; their interview appears in December’s issue of E&T.

Australia Water Association, Sept 2012

The Australian Water Association Membranes and Desalination Specialist Network newsletter featured an article on the membrane elements of the Nano Membrane Toilet.

Clean Tech magazine, Issue 6, 2012

Clean Tech magazine described the Nano Membrane Toilet.