euroloos ltd

The UK's #1 for Portable Toilets

1000's of toilets on hire

Delivery_grey

Guaranteed Next Day Delivery*

Nationwide

Rated Excellent on Trustpilot

With over 1,000 reviews

No Account_grey

No Account Needed

Just Call or Click to Book

>

>

>

Could this be the future of toilets?

Could this be the future of toilets?

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn


Could this be the future of toilets?

While the majority of our blog may centre around the use of portable toilets, not to mention just why euroloo should be your first thought when considering their use, we also like to offer you insightful news and changes within the industry. This week however brings not just news, but revolutionary news that could change the future of toilets forever. Today we’re looking at a recent announcement that waterless toilets with the ability to turn your excrement into power, may be the future of toilets. UK researchers made their announcement stating they’ve created a self-sustaining nano-membrane toilet that could provide not only safe, but an alternative to public lavatories.

While we understand the vast majority of you will be thinking that human excrement is rife with pathogens and parasites, what often goes unnoticed is the fact that it’s also 75% water. Water also happens to be the smallest component molecule too and it’s these particular qualities that got researchers thinking. The reasoning behind their “out of the box” way of thinking? To provide 2.5 billion people around the world with safe sanitation. Quite possibly the best excuse of all we think.

The result of their research was something called a nano-membrane toilet which had the ability to take the water from the waste and leave solids which could then be used as fuel or even fertiliser. The process used to achieve this is known as pervaporation where different mixtures of liquids are separated by vaporisation through membranes. The resulting vapour is then collected and drained into a collection chamber where it can then be used for irrigation, household washing and even in some cases, human consumption. The part about this, that makes it so genius, is the fact that it all works without the need for water or electricity. This makes it available to those who lack the key services in the first place. Instead of a flush it has a scraper type system that simply collects the solid waste in a collection chamber.

This amazing invention is being trialed in Ghana at present where it’s not only offering a saving grace in such an environment but it’s also promising a clean and safe alternative to public lavatories that are currently being used. It’s been noted that it’s particularly useful for females who often feel extremely vulnerable when going to the toilet outside of the safety of their home.

One issue that’s currently standing in their way however, aside from commercialisation of such a product, is affordability. The designers have yet to actually put a cost toward one nano-membrane toilet, as it’s still very much in the prototype stage. The one positive is the fact that the materials used are simply off the shelf due to them currently being used in other industries. This means they won’t need to be specially ordered and as a result, an end price shouldn’t be too extreme.

In the meantime however, if you find yourself totally unable to wait for the nano-membrane toilet to finally be released for public purchase and simply need sanitation facilities for your home, business or event, call us here at euroloo today. There’s a reason why we’re the nation’s favourite!

Could this be the future of toilets?



Get a quick quote

Talk to us today We're happy to help Call or click to book

Talk to us

Our friendly, helpful team are only a call away to quote and process hires and bookings  within minutes.

Other Blog Posts

Oct 30, 2015

We often get calls with customers stating; we've got no water? or we've had our water cut off? we've got a burst water main etc…

Mar 26, 2016

With the HSE very much in full swing, a number of employers had a great deal of questions when it came to what their legal…

Sep 28, 2012

If so you need to be contacting us to arrange for Septic Tank Emptying in Bedfordshire as Bedfordshire Council can in some situatoins serve notice…

Apr 30, 2019

Septic Tank Maintenance If you own a septic tank, you’ll know just how important septic tank maintenance is. Using your washing machine in particular can…

Jun 14, 2021

We were extremely pleased when we were chosen by Wild Pictures Ltd to star in their second series of the ITV hit series Dirty Britain that regularly attracts 2.5 million viewers.

Oct 7, 2015

Last week euroloo received a call from one of our regular customers asking for advice. The customer in question informed us that her son had…

Mar 11, 2016

As part of a number of ongoing efforts to improve the quality of water, as well as reduce pollution, new rules regarding the way septic…

May 4, 2016

As a company recognised and utilised nationwide, it should come as no surprise that we’ve seen the building and construction industry change over the years.…

Dec 5, 2015

Here at euroloo, we’ve always been very proud of the fact that we serve local people and local companies. That’s something we’ve always focused on…

Jan 18, 2017

Now-a-days, with everyone and their aunt having access to some sort of media device, absolutely anyone from anywhere in the world can talk to anyone,…

Sep 26, 2012

Weathers not looking good today, rain almost everywhere!! Our lads are out in all weathers today delivery, servicing and collect Portable Loos for builders, we…

Trusted by