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Sewage treatment system generates electricity & clean water

Smart City Chirine Etezadzadeh

A multi-functional waste water treatment system is being developed in South Africa. Image source: Shutterstock (#520348384).

A new off-grid device named the NEWgenerator can generate power while cleaning wastewater, tackling the need for water and sanitation at the same time. The system was awarded a $1.14 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, providing the necessary funding for the next generation of the device in Durban, South Africa.

“I believe that it has great potential for accomplishing high performance, small-scale wastewater treatment and water recycling, bypassing vast, expensive sewer networks that are difficult to achieve in many developing countries,” Daniel Yeh, developer of the system, said.

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