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Self-Sterilizing Easy Clean Latrine Mat and Casting Form

Paul Vernon and a team at Brighton Development, LLC in the U.S. will develop a latrine mat made from a self-sterilizing plastic casting form that can be filled with concrete and set in place to provide a permanent antimicrobial surface for traditional squat latrines. The mat will be tested for its longevity and its ability to kill disease-causing pathogens and odor-producing bacteria.

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

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