When it comes to carbon reduction, Propelair are thinking outside of the box and with the water saving toilet, with a reduction of 80% and a 95% reduction in airborne germs, it is difficult to find reason to not buy into this eco friendly initiative. This will boost resource efficiency and building performance.
The History of the conventional toilet
Despite the vital role it plays in effective sanitation, the toilet has not fundamentally changed since the late 1800s. With UK toilets averaging 9 litres per flush and accounting for up to 70 – 85% of commercial water use in buildings it’s easy to see why traditional toilet systems have become inefficient for modern use.
Previous efforts to reduce the amount of water used for toilet flushing have had performance and convenience implications and in the main, received poor reviews from users. Recognising the need for an alternative solution which uses less water and performs better inspired the development of Propelair.
What makes Propelair different?
Water flows from the cistern in to the pan under gravity, carrying the waste out in to the drain. They are dependent on a sufficient volume of water to perform the task, but the flushing mechanisms used in standard WCs often result in leaks. Water regulations require all new WCs to have a full flush of no greater than 6 litres. Some standard WCs are available with a full flush volume of under 6 litres, but as water volume reduces, so does available performance. The reduction in water can lead to double flushing.
These systems improve performance by using the pressure of the incoming refill water to compress an air store, which acts upon the next flush to boost water flow into the pan.
Requires the building to be fitted with a central vacuum drainage system which sucks waste out of toilets during flushing for onward disposal. They require little water to flush due to the power of the vacuum, but are energy intensive and cannot connect to existing drains.
When the toilet is flushed, a trap door opens to allow the waste to drop into a second compartment, which a compressed airline is able to pressurise to force the contents through a small-bore waste pipe.
Below are some of the case studies conducted within South Africa and how the Propelair water saving toilet has been such a great tool for the below clients: