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Nature Water volume 1pages 900–901 (2023)
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The toilet could evolve from an unassuming household plumbing fixture to a critical engineering node for onsite wastewater treatment and reuse.
Never has it been clearer at the global level that a sustainable future for water security must include distributed and decentralized wastewater treatment and reuse. Different processes are required to produce water for reuse either from greywater (the wastewater from laundering clothes and bathing) or from blackwater (the effluent from toilets).
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