Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Human powered generator under test

 The generator we showed you here is now installed into the test rig and being trialled to see how much power it can generate and how easy it is to use:

Carl Hensman from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was one of the first to put it to test:

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

The membrane rig

Just been down to the pilot hall and seen the membrane rig for the first time:

It's been carefully designed so we can monitor every stage in the process.   It is helping us to design the membrane component which will be a lot more compact!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Human powered generator ready for testing

Our team of engineers have built this generator that will be used to power the toilet:  

Power is needed for the vacuum pump and nano mister, and any extra power generated can be used to charge mobile phones.   The generator will be powered by a hand crank.   Ongoing testing will verify the power output and the overall usability.