Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
Saving water with Tornado Toilet system (TTS)
Explain your idea in details:
Don't you think it's supercool to have a tornado in your toilet? This is the normal looking toilet with little change. Here you can find a tornado tube at the edge of U tube. That tornado tube will generate vortex in toilets water. Also there is a motor to cerculate water powerfully which helps to get strong vortex. you can find airfoilshaped wings which are the best shapes for low friction and nice tornados. With this system we can get some strong vortex in our toilets, and it will pull all the feces and urine by very little amount of water. This is vortex system. It will consume very little amount of water. And it can save millions of gallon of water from flushing. We can fix a solar panel to get free energy for motor. If we talk about sewage, than a massive problem is methane gas which is released from bio-waste. Bio-waste is biodegradable so its not a trouble. What can we do for methane gas? As we all know burning methane gas gives CO2 and water. We can fit a streetlamp connected to sewage tank, an electric spark will lit-up the methane gas flow and will give heat, light with CO2 and water vapor. And we knows that CO2 isnt green house gas but CO is. Here we can see that bacteria degrade bio-waste and releases methane which can be used for street light. If we talk about water tank it contains urine and water mostly. This soup can also be used as a nutrient for plants because it has lot of nitrogen and urea.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
it's simply a water saving idea, and will effectively prevent methane gas. i believe there are millions of people without drinking water, and we can't let drink gallons of water to a "Toilet". i know there is only 1% drinking water and we don't have any rights to flush that precious water. and also methane is a big reason of global warming and i have never seen such surveys about methane released from sewage tank, but i believe it'll be very big amount. if we control this type of daily wastage we can definitely beat climate change. and also it will be really cool to have a tornado in your toilet. here are my expected impacts, 1. it'll be a great water savior. 2. we will be able to provide more water to peoples. 3. so much methane gas will be destructed by the lamps and we will also get some vapor for rain. these are the three major impacts.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
if we are promoting tornado toilets then we should definitely promote it's benefits. it will be definitely high in price than a normal toilet, so we will have to get subsidy from government of developing countries. developed country's peoples can afford this toilets easily. media will play a huge role to spray awareness, the troubles of water and wastage of water. we will not need big machinery to produce this. so we will need a very little help. it's also my dream to build a company, and i will definitely not gonna establish only toilet company, and all the profit will be used to my some pending project and we knows how business works right?
This is tejas mehta, and i am 17 years old college student, lives in ahmedabad, gujarat, india. I am from middle class family and my father is a business man. i am exploring science from last 6 years and had participated in many science events including 'google science fair', biggest reason for me to participate is to win trust of peoples, because in India no one supports you until you got some fame. my pending project 'synthetic leaf' is stopped because of some money and other issues, if i won and earn something then we will welcome a human synthesized leaf which will work as natural leaf just think how fast we will recover from global warming. as I said I want to create a better world for us.