Nano Membrane Toilet Recognised in UK’s Best Breakthroughs List Image: Cranfield University

Nano Membrane Toilet Recognised in UK’s Best Breakthroughs List

Cranfield University’s Nano Membrane Toilet has been named as one of the UK’s 100 best breakthroughs for its significant impact on people’s everyday lives.

The Nano Membrane Toilet is being developed in response to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s ‘Reinvent the Toilet Challenge’. The sustainable toilet can be used without the need for connection to water, power or sewage supplies.

Dr Alison Parker, lecturer in International Water and Sanitation at Cranfield University, said:

“It is fantastic for the Nano Membrane Toilet and Cranfield University to be featured in the UK’s Best Breakthrough list. We’re extremely proud of the work that the team are doing and the difference it will make to people, lives and communities.”

The team recently showcased the toilet at the ‘Reinvented Toilet Expo’ in China. The prototype is now on permanent display at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Centre in Seattle.

Compiled by Universities UK, the umbrella group for UK universities, the list of breakthroughs is part of the MadeAtUni campaign to change public perceptions of universities.

Professor Dame Janet Beer, President of Universities UK, said:

“The UK’s Best Breakthroughs list is a testament to the difference that universities make to people’s lives and we want everyone to join us in celebrating the work they do.”

You can find out more about the UK’s Best Breakthroughs and the MadeAtUni campaign here.