Name: Chelsea Wald Pipe Dreams The Urgent Global Quest To Transform The Toilet Avid Reader Press Simon Schuster 2021
Size: 6.54 MB
Title: Pipe Dreams
Author: Chelsea Wald
Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Total pages: 295
From an award-winning science journalist, a lively, informative, and humorous deep dive into the future of the toilet-from creative uses for harvested "biosolids," to the bold engineers dedicated to bringing safe sanitation to the billions of people worldwide living without-for fans of popular science bestsellers by Mary Roach.
Most of us do not give much thought to the centerpiece of our bathrooms, but the toilet is an unexpected paradox. On the one hand, it is a modern miracle: a ubiquitous fixture in a vast sanitation system that has helped add decades to human lifespan by reducing disease. On the other hand, the toilet is also a tragic failure: less than half of the world’s population can access a toilet that safely manages bodily waste, including many right here in the United States. And it is inefficient, squandering clean water as well as the nutrients and energy contained in the waste we flush away. While we see radical technological change in almost…