A Toilet That Generates Electricity – Now That’s Creative

There seem to be no limits to the creative inventiveness of the human mind.  It really does look as though cleanliness is next to godliness after all.

Instead of flushing money down the drain, imagine being able to harness energy every time you flush the toilet or drain the tub.  That is exactly what a grad student in the U.K. has done.

Tom Broadbent, an industrial design graduate student from De Montfort University (DMU), has created the HighDro Power, a device that harnesses energy from waste water as it falls through the pipes and converts it to electricity.  As waste water drains from the sink, toilet or bathtub, the water travels through the pipes and hits four turbine blades that power a generator.  Read more: