Resource Center

This is the living library of STeP-associated research conducted in support of the Reinvented Toilet and Omni Processor technology portfolios. The reports under the respective technologies target questions traditionally associated with building a business case for a new product, including market, user, and technology focused insights and recommendations. In addition, STeP provides a Field Testing platform that has been used by several technology partners, and the learnings from this effort are provided here. Explore and learn more by downloading and reading our >25 resources to-date.

Reinvented Toilet

The development of the RT technology portfolio was initiated through BMGF’s 2011 Reinvent the Toilet Challenge (RTTC). A range of investments resulted from the RTTC and the current BMGF WSH portfolio is composed of core-processing technologies (back-end components), front-end components (e.g., interfaces), sensors, menstrual hygiene management tools, among others. The components are integrated into complete toilet units for both single-unit reinvented toilets (SURT) and multi-unit reinvented toilets (MURT) settings. Our most recently published resources are shown below. Click to learn more about the RT and view our full list of resources.

Conducting User Studies for the Reinvented Toilet: Applying User-Centered Design in the Field

STeP or Partner: STeP
Published date: March 2020

Nano Membrane Toilet Business Exploitation Plan

STeP or Partner: Practical Action Consulting International, Scene Connect
Country of focus: Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa
Published date: June 2019

Reinvented Toilet Pilot Playbook: How to Select a Pilot Site

STeP or Partner: STeP
Published date: January 2020

User Insights from a Multi Unit Reinvented Toilet (MURT) Field Trial

STeP or Partner: STeP
Country of focus: India
Published date: January 2017

Reinvented Toilet Pilot Playbook: Streamlined Guidance for Technology and Commercial Partners

STeP or Partner: STeP
Country of focus: Global
Published date: January 2020

Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Incinerator Market Landscape: Analysis of India and South Africa

STeP or Partner: STeP
Country of focus: India, South Africa
Published date: November 2019

Costs Associated with Shared Toilets in India and China

STeP or Partner: STeP
Country of focus: India and China
Published date: October 2019

Creating the Path to Profitability for the Reinvented Toilet

STeP or Partner: STeP and Eram Scientific
Country of focus: India
Published date: September 2019

Market Segments in India for the MURT

STeP or Partner: STeP
Country of focus: India
Published date: September 2019

Regional Briefing on Sanitation: Latin American and the Caribbean

STeP or Partner: STeP
Country of focus: Latin America and the Caribbean
Published date: September 2019

Transforming Sanitation: Commercializing Partnership Opportunities

STeP or Partner: BCG
Country of focus: Global
Published date: December 2017

Market Insights for the RT: India

STeP or Partner: FSG
Country of focus: India
Published date: November 2016

Market Insights for the RT: Kenya and Nigeria

STeP or Partner: Dalberg
Country of focus: Kenya, Nigeria
Published date: September 2017

Omni Processor

The omni processor portfolio is comprised of community and city-scale fecal sludge treatment systems that eliminate pathogens while producing valuable byproducts. Our most recently published resources are shown below. Click to learn more about the OP and view our full list of resources.

Preparing for Commercial Field Testing of the Janicki Omni Processor

STeP or Partner: STeP, USAID and DELVIC Sanitation Initiatives
Country of focus: Senegal
Published date: April 2020

Fecal Sludge Treatment Technology Decision Support Trees

STeP or Partner: STeP
Country of focus: India
Published date: January 2020

J-OP Suitability Snapshot in Ghana

STeP or Partner: STeP
Country of focus: Ghana, Senegal
Published date: November 2019

OP Market Sizing Model

Published date: October 2019

India: Market Insights for the Omni Processor

STeP or Partner: Dalberg Advisors
Country of focus: India
Published date: July 2018

India: Market Insights for the Omni Processor – Landscape Report

STeP or Partner: Dalberg Advisors
Country of focus: India
Published date: April 2018

J-OP Global Market Roadmap

STeP or Partner: STeP
Country of focus: Global
Published date: September 2017

Field Testing and Supporting Activities for the RT and the OP

Field testing with local partners in target markets helps inform design and development. The field testing portfolio includes resources on developing and implementing logistics and management plans and conducting user surveys that help designers understand what users want to inform technology improvement. Our most recently published resources are shown below. Click to learn more about field testing and view our full list of resources.

A Conceptual Model of Women and Girls’ Empowerment

STeP or Partner: BMGF and Royal Tropical Institute of the Netherlands (KIT)
Country of focus: Global
Published date: 2017

Field testing of an onsite sanitation system on apartment building blackwater using biological treatment and electrochemical disinfection

STeP or Partner: STeP, Duke Center for WaSH-Aid, California Institute of Technology, Kohler Co.
Country of focus: India
Published date: April 2020

Gender and the Sanitation Value Chain: A Review of the Evidence

STeP or Partner: Partner
Country of focus: Global
Published date: December 2018

User Centered Design for Sanitation Technologies

STeP or Partner: STeP, Duke University, Biomass Controls
Country of focus: Global, India
Published date: June 2018

Capturing Stakeholder Perspectives: Survey Instruments

STeP or Partner: STeP
Country of focus: Global
Published date: March 2016