Declaring that it is just water, the owner of Microsoft drinks a big glass of filtered poop water.
Sedro Woolley is very well known for his annual chainsaw carving festival, and when his elephant named Tusko ran throughout the town in 1922. Its location is about two hours north of Seattle in Skagit County, Washington. Nowadays, the inhabitants became witnesses of something extraordinary, the world’s richest man, Bill Gates, drank the poop from a Mason jar.
Bill Gates didn’t drink human excrement; it was filtrated entirely. Sedro Woolley has made a sewage sludge at its finest. He made a clear, drinkable water, and a couple of moments before, exactly that water look just like the liquid we see in the kitchen faucet.
When this liquid, all filtered, was tried by Bill Gates, his reaction was: ‘It’s water.’ He didn’t even make a single grimace.
The whole process of purification was made by a machine called Omniprocessor, which is used for a waste treatment plant. Janicki Bioenergy developed this machine, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored it. This project was part of the ongoing mission of this foundation to produce clear and drinkable water in different parts of the world.
You may remember when in 2011, there was a challenge called Reinventing the Toilet. The competition that yielded, besides many other things, a victorious solar-power commode made by the students at CalTech. It represents a low-cost sewage treatment plant, but the Omniprocessor is a solution for a more extensive period.
Moreover, people can see in the video how the machine works, but we will still tell you the process.
The human waste, in this case, is raw sewage pumped like a nearby sewage treatment plant, gets into the Omniprocessor through a conveyor belt, and starts processes like boiling, burning and filtration, which last around five minutes. With the last steps, the machine will produce clean drinking water. Besides the fact that the engine produces clean water, also it creates its electricity to work. The remained power, the leftover, is put back in the machine for further usage. It is an environmentally friendly machine because the solid waste that it throws should be used to fertilize crops. After all, it is sterile ash.
Bill Gates has stated something about the Omniproces calling it ‘clean repository for human waste.’
The owner of Microsoft, on his blog, stated that while he was watching the machine transforming the piles of feces, with boiling and burning, he was amazed. In the end, he took a long taste of good drinking water. Furthermore, he claims that the water is 100% drinkable and safe.
The inventors of this handy machine say that this is just a beginning. They are planning to use everything without doing damage to our planet. They have been born in a local logging dynasty. Until now, they have created a more significant next-generation Omniprocessor, and it will be positioned in Dakar, Senegal, by the end of this year, 2020.
In addition to this, Gates said that the machine could transform the waste of 100,000 people. With those resources, it will make 86,000 liters of water daily, and with that generating 250 kilowatts of electricity.
They will try it first in Senegal, and if the Omniprocessor works well, Gates Foundation will spread it all over the world, especially in India. The reason why India is a must to have an Omniprocessor is the fact that, there, people don’t have drinking water, and this will make their lives easier.
As Gates claims in his notes, with poor sanitation, the lives of 700,000 children, mostly because of the contaminated water, are in danger. Furthermore, there will be placed a micro-entrepreneurial model with which the local residents will have an economic benefit.
The owner of Microsoft explained that these machines wouldn’t just help people with the drinking water, but also it will transform the waste into a commodity with good value in the market. The thing that created this project is the old expression that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.