Development of a solid human waste semigasifier burner for use in developing countries
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Recent estimates suggest that approximately 40% of the world's population does not have access to an adequate sanitation system. This lack of access is one of the major causes of child mortality, mainly due to diarrhea. In an attempt to increase access to sanitation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation proposed a program called the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge. The challenge is to develop sustainable toilets that can be used in areas without an electrical grid or sanitary plumbing. These criteria allow the toilet to be placed in rural areas without access to an electrical grid and in environments ...