A few weeks ago, I bought a new toilet.
But the first thing I did after installing it was to get a new filter.
“This is the first time I’m going to use a toilet that’s not cleaned,” I said to myself.
The toilet is not a clean toilet.
I am not going to clean it.
I will just flush it out.
This is the filter.
And the filter, along with my old one, is the biggest, baddest, most ugly piece of junk I’ve ever seen in my life.
It is called a “cleaner” and it does everything a cleaner can do, and more.
It can scrub away the stench and dead skin cells that litter the toilet bowl, it can clear the stinky residue left behind after I wash my hands and wash my feet, it removes the black spots that make it impossible to get in and out of my mouth, it does the dirty work of cleaning my feet.
But it can also do a lot more.
Its ability to clean a toilet bowl is so much better than the filter I used to use.
It does a lot better than it was 10 years ago.
The cleaner has three functions.
First, it will clean your toilet bowl cleanly.
It will remove the dirt and the debris that accumulates after the water is flushed down the toilet.
This removes the waste products that are still clinging to the bowl.
It also removes the bacteria that causes fecal contamination.
Second, it uses an electrochemical reaction to break down the faeces of the toilet water.
This process converts faecal matter into clean water.
Third, the cleaner breaks down the fecal matter and cleans the bowl clean.
It cleans the water of any remaining bacteria and toxins.
And it does all this in just a few minutes.
This, the first cleanest toilet I’ve had in years, is just one example of the technology that has changed how we think about toilets.
“If you were a man, your life would be very, very boring,” says Satyendra Narain, a professor at New York University.
He is a leading authority on toilets, and has spent more than 25 years researching and designing them.
He has invented more than 100 different toilet systems and is the chief designer of a toilet in a Delhi suburb.
But he also has been experimenting with cleaner toilets.
In the 1960s, Narain was developing a cleaner toilet for his students in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Pune.
He was a bit of a sceptic at the time.
“It was a lot like the technology I had used for my other toilet projects in the 1960 and 70s,” he says.
But then, Narachan’s students developed a new version of the cleaner, which he installed on a toilet at the institute’s campus in Pune and tested it for a year.
The results were very encouraging.
“Our students actually liked the cleaner.
And they reported that the cleaner was more comfortable than the old one,” he recalls.
In a few years, Narahans students started using their cleaner, too.
The student who first installed it at the university became an inventor.
And a few decades later, Naraians students developed their own version of a cleaner.
The student who developed the first cleaner was a professor of civil engineering at the IIT, but Narain calls him a “magnificent” engineer.
He did all the work, including designing the water-purification system, and the students used it.
“We didn’t want the students to go back to their old toilet bowl,” Narahan says.
They were very happy.
And that’s when the technology started to change.
Narain says the student who invented the first “clean” toilet had a vision to make toilets as clean as possible.
“He wanted toilets that were as clean and as easy to use as the ones he had seen in his old toilets,” Narain explains.
The idea of a clean, efficient toilet started to take shape.
And Narain knew it had to be cheap.
He knew that if you’re going to make a toilet, you have to get it right.
He had to design a toilet with all the features you want in a toilet.
He needed a bowl that was large enough to hold the bowl and the filter for a while.
And he needed a toilet to flush itself, which was something he had to do with a flushing bowl.
“There are a lot of different things that can go wrong with a toilet,” Naraine says.
For example, you might have a toilet seat that is too small.
Or you might not have enough water for the toilet to get through the bowl, so you have waste coming out of the bowl or you have debris in the bowl that’s floating around.
And there are all sorts of problems with a dirty toilet.
Narayans students decided to solve all these problems and solve them cheaply.
The students began to build