The USF-developed NEWgenerator will soon be installed in Durban, South Africa. It generates nutrients, energy, and water by safely recovering them from wastewater. | University of South Florida

This Portable Generator Produces Power and Clean Water From Human Waste

The technology could help reduce the spread of infectious disease in regions lacking sewage systems, and also help in recovery efforts after disasters.

Government-installed Community Ablution Blocks, pictured here, contain toilets, showers, and sinks. The NEWgenerator allows them to operate without being connected to the sewage system. | University of South Florida