HONOLULU (KHON2) — The first state-of-the-art incineration toilet in Hawaii became operational on Nov. 15 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) on Coconut Island.
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The toilet uses propane gas to burn both liquids and solids. It produces an ash that is oderless, free of pathogens and can be disposed of in the trash or used as compost.
The toilet can handle four uses per hour, and the ash container only needs to be emptied once per week.
HIMB interim director Judy Lemus says that the device can be useful to those who live in rural areas.
The toilet is a proof-of-concept collaboration between Wastewater Alternatives and Innovations, Cinderella Eco Group and HIMB.
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