This piece of news may amaze as well as shock many but Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates has drunk a glass of water distilled and processed from human faeces.
When it comes to real business, Bill Gates is unafraid of drinking the water made from human faeces in order to showcase the advanced technology that could provide the cleanest water in the developing world.
“The water tasted as good as any I’ve had out of a bottle. And having studied the engineering behind it, I would happily drink it every day. It’s that safe,” Gates wrote in a blogpost.
Gates introduced the project named ‘WaterAid’, saying he wished to commence sending processing plants worldwide after tests later this year.
According to him, the water purifying technology could mainly help in urban areas by providing clean and safe drinking water.
Nearly 748 million people across the world lack clean drinking water, as per the charity.
A video posted on Gates blog showed him watching the human waste processing into clean drinking water.
The video also showed the Omniprocessor system’s developer, Peter Janicki, saying the raw “sewer sludge” is first boiled so that the water vapour is separated from the solid wastes, which are then put into fire that produces steam which is responsible for driving an engine producing electricity for the processor of system as well as for the local community. This water is then put through a cleaning system in order to get clean and safe drinking water as the end product.