Bill Gates Drink Water That Was Once Human Poop

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  1. rory

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    Updated on Jan. 7, 2015 at 4:45 p.m. EST

    Bottoms up.

    Billionaire activist Bill Gates recently put his advocacy work where his mouth is when he drank a cup of water that was once human poop.


    "The water tasted as good as any I’ve had out of a bottle," Gates wrote in a blog post on his eponymous site. "And having studied the engineering behind it, I would happily drink it every day. It’s that safe."

    The Microsoft co-founder has long been committed to bringing clean water to themillions of people who lack it and this latest innovation could be key in solving the issue.

    According to the World Health Organization, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking-water that is contaminated with fecal matter.

    An estimated 1 billion people still defecate in the open, an issue that leads to water contamination and other debilitating issues, including diarrheal disease -- which is the second leading cause of death of children under 5.

    Areas with latrines but no modern sewage systems are also at high risk. There, truckers dump human waste in the nearest river, ocean or at a treatment facility that doesn’t treat the sewage, Gates wrote.

    The contaminated feces then ends up in the water supply.

    Because it's complicated and expensive to introduce Western toilets to these developing countries, Gates is putting his faith in innovative projects like the Omniprocessor, which converts poop into drinking water.

    Designed and built by Janicki Bioenergy, a Seattle engineering firm, the machine burns human waste to produce electricity and water.

    The processor powers itself through the use of a steam engine and because it runs at such a high temperature, the H2O doesn’t emit an odor.

    Janicki is already working on improving the model that wowed Gates.

    The next-generation processor is anticipated to handle waste from 100,000 people,produce up to 86,000 liters of drinkable water a day and a net 250 kw of electricity.

    The company plans on piloting the Omnipressor in Dakar, Senegal, later this year. And Gates is confident that it has the potential to be a game-changer.

    "The processor wouldn’t just keep human waste out of the drinking water; it would turn waste into a commodity with real value in the marketplace," Gates wrote. "It’s the ultimate example of that old expression: one man’s trash is another man’s treasure."
     
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    like you haven't
     
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    While I detest Windows and Gates software design choices, he is an amazing philanthropist.

    He is probably having the greatest long term impact on the planet than anyone else at present.

    Contrast this with billionaire Howard asking for money to build a hotel for cats.

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    An estimated 1B people shit in the open!! @bigfoot you are not alone
     
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    This happens all over the U.S., there's a valley in California called Chino valley, it sits in the middle of two counties. All the waste water goes to the water treatment plant then dumped into a marsh lake at the bottom of the valley. There's a reservoir that carries that water downstream to north Orange County and it becomes the house water for all the cities including Anaheim and Disneyland.
     
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    I guess he hasn't seen the "farting can be dangerous to your health" thread yet? There's a lot of good knowledge and advice in there.
     
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    I've been telling whores that drinking from my dick is the fountain of youth for decades..
     
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    Where do the tomato and sesame seeds go?
     
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    No mint leaf in his water?
     
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    What could go wrong?

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    That really is a mind blowing statistic and one that really makes most of our imaginary problems seem petty. There are entire populations of people who have never even seen a toilet in their lifetimes, let alone used one.
     
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    Robin should try it.
     
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    Bill Gates is human poop.
     
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    I have two toilets but I still like to shit in the open ... It's just so liberating! (It does kinda tick off the neighbors though.)