A person emits an average of 500 grams of waste per day, which can produce 50 liters of methane gas. (Photos: Reuters)
Seoul: A South Korean environmental engineer has invented a toilet that generates electricity from human waste, while the user of the toilet is given cryptocurrency as compensation.
According to Reuters, Chou Jae-wen, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in South Korea, worked with his students to create this unique eco-friendly toilet. What is it.
The toilet, dubbed “BeeVi”, is attached to a special type of tank that also traps off methane and fertilizer germs from the waste.
Human waste from the toilet is flushed through a vacuum pump that does not require water. This waste reaches the tank from the toilet and the germs start working.
These germs soon make methane gas and fertilizer from the waste and send it to two separate parts from where they are used.
Professor Chou Jiewen says that a person emits an average of 500 grams of waste per day, which can produce 50 liters of methane gas.
This amount of methane gas is enough to generate about 0.5 kWh of electricity, which is enough to drive an electric car up to 1.2 km.
To promote his eco-friendly “BV”, Professor Chou Jiewen has also introduced a cryptocurrency called “Ggool”.
Automatic toilet usage confirmation is paid for 10G round which is transferred to the user’s “e-wallet” through an app.
This currency can be used to buy small items such as coffee, noodles, fruits and books from various shops on campus with the help of QR code.
Most of the students expressed surprise and happiness at the invention of “BV” toilet and said that for the first time in their lives they have realized the importance and value of their waste.