Gallery: NoMix Toilets Separate Waste, Are Super Eco-Friendly

 

Here is the most exciting development in toilet technology that you will see this week. The NoMix toilet has two receptacles – one for urine, and one for feces. You might not think it, but the environmental benefits of switching to these toilets are actually quite significant. So what is stopping us? According to the latest study by Judit Lienert and Tove Larsen, not much!

The study sampled a number of NoMix pilot programs in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark. Overall, 84% thought that the toilets were a great idea, with 79% thinking that they would happily take one into their homes. Sadly, as with most new technologies, a large number would not pay for the additional costs of the toilet. Some also mentioned the additional labor involved in cleaning them.

The benefits of this system lie in separating both types of waste. By keeping urine out of the sewers, nitrogen and phosphorous could be recovered. In addition waste water treatment plants would become more efficient. If you want more information take a look at the study at the link below.

+ NoMix toilets get thumbs-up in 7 European countries

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  1. Tomas J. Martinez March 25, 2010 at 11:26 am

    We would like to get more information on your toilets, we are building homes and we need your product !

  2. seamusdubh March 25, 2010 at 3:35 am

    So what is stopping us? According to the latest study by Judit Lienert and Tove Larsen, not much!

    Not much?
    Other than almost all waist coming out of homes and business’ leave the building by one pipe. Now it’s hard enough to get cities to do sewer separation ( my city alone has been at it for 2 decades, is well over budget and still has a couple more decades of work yet to do ) try and get them to lay a second pipeline for waste.

    Now is you are building a whole new community, laying new pipeline or not being connected to begin with, sure. Otherwise the infrastructure change would be hell.

    Look how long it’s taken electric cars and they’ve been around since the beginning of the automotive race.

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