Harnessing Flushed Water From Bathrooms To Create Clean Energy

Harnessing Flushed Water From Bathrooms To Create Clean Energy

An ingenious device uses the movement of waste water to generate electricity.

Naresh Kumar
  • 23 july 2010

Tom Broadbent, a graduating student of Leicester De Montfort University, used the principles of hydroelectric dams to develop a system that harnesses the energy of falling waste water from the pipes of high-rise buildings and converts it into electricity. The HighDro Power fits inside a bathroom and uses the water discharged by toilets, sinks and showers in buildings. This water falls down the pipe to hit turbine blades that drive a generator. Tom now hopes to test his prototype by fitting it in a high rise apartment and wants to show his invention at NEC’s Grand Designs Live show.

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