Green Latrine Project

The Green Latrine was developed to compost human waste and produce electricity. It aims to prevent water contamination as well as provide a source of electricity, critical in developing countries. The multipurpose invention is called the Microbial Fuel Cell Pit Latrine and has been installed in Ghana in May of 2012 and is currently in active use. Graduate students are currently researching designs that can modify existing latrines. The team hopes to visit its host community in Agona Nyakrom in fall of 2014.

Program Type: 

Impact Area: 

Program Impact Region: 

Program Participation: 

Neither applies

Program Start (and End Dates): 

November 1, 2011

Partner(s): 

GlobalResolve
411 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States

Program Director: 

Caitlyn Butler

Program Director's Email Address: 

Program Contact: 

Cynthia Castro

Contact Email: 

UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

College of Engineering/Civil & Environmental Engineering

Organizational elements: 

Student Involvement: 

Yes

This Project Receives External Funding: 

Yes

Assessment Mechanism: 

Yes