How does it work ? We receive many questions about the toilets, of which ” How does it work ” is the most frequently asked . The following is a brief description of the toilet concept as well as it’s main features.
Through the uniquely designed ventilation pipe (5), adequate airflow is provided for the dehydration / evaporation, deodorising process. Human excrement consists of roughly 95% moisture. As the solids dry in the conveyer the urine and moisture is vented into the atmosphere. The solid waste then dries into a compost-like material, roughly 5 – 10% of it’s original mass.
· Use it in the making of compost · Dispose of it by using municipal waste services · Use it as a source of fuel
Features No plumbing required..No drains..No pipes..Waterfree..Low odour levels..Chemical free..Relatively light and easy to install
When a toilet is to be installed outside a home, we can supply a toilet hut that has been designed especially for the toilet system. The toilet can however be installed using any toilet hut structure.
This version was developed for countries where toilets differ from the toilets used in other countries. In place of the traditional European type toilet bowl this model has a seat on floor level. Otherwise the basic workings of the toilet is exactly the same as our other toilets.
Height 750 mm above floor level – Toilet bowl
1120 mm – Height of catchment drum at back
Material LDPE-Low Density Poly-Ethelene
Due to the design and the non-stick surface of the chute, the human waste falls directly into the processing drum and into the area where the air is extracted. As with any other toilet system, periodic cleaning of the bowl is recommended.
The system is designed so that all odours are extracted through the bowl, processing drum and then out via the extractor pipe and fans / turbine.
The system was designed to handle normal amounts of urine. In fact it assists with the removal of odours due to the additional ventilation it causes because of evaporation.
A little bit of water in the system will not cause it to malfunction. It will help in the ventilation / evapouration process.
Because the whole process is a dry process there is no need for a septic tank. Temporary storage takes place inside the processing drum until the waste is dropped into the removal bag.
Yes, there are local and International patents registered.
No special maintenance of the toilet system is required. As with all other toilets it is recommended that the bowl is cleaned regularly with a soft brush and some soap or toilet cleaner.
The toilet was designed for use by a family of 6 to 10 people
No, a bit of liquid soap or disinfectant and water is enough.
A modified version of the toilet is available at the same cost.