Rolls of tubing, uncoiling from helicopters, creating new pipelines in mere minutes; human waste, treated by the sun instead of an expensive sewer system. Is this the infrastructure of the future? If some recent Georgia Tech grads have anything to do with it, the answer will be yes.
While much of campus melts in the heat and humidity of July,
five researchers will migrate south to winter in Santiago, Chile, to develop a
startup venture aimed at providing sanitation to remote and low-income communities.
Sanivation was one of 110 companies awarded $40,000 from
Startup Chile, a six-month Chilean government program encouraging
entrepreneurial activity in the South American country.