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A Revolutionary Sanitation Technology with Superhydrophobic Materials

Chunlei Guo of the University of Rochester in the U.S. proposes to develop superhydrophobic materials that not only repel waste for use as a self-cleaning surface for latrines, but also can be used to capture and slough clean water into storage containers before it evaporates or is contaminated.

More information about Create the Next Generation of Sanitation Technologies (Round 7)

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