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And now, for something completely different…
Gotta go? No water? No problem.
acumen supplies a novel waterless toilet technology that has been used in remote applications including oil rigs, railroad cars, Army work boats and highway restroom facilities. The system is particularly suited for applications in which either fresh water supplies or waste disposal facilities (or both) are not available or expensive.
The basic concept of the system is illustrated below. It uses mineral oil, rather than water, to transport waste products to a settling tank in which the solids and water-based components settle to the bottom. The oil, which is less dense than water, is drawn off the top. The oil is then filtered, sanitized, and returned to an oil reservoir for reuse. The waste products are removed from the bottom of the settling tank and transported to a secondary digester where organic compounds are fully digested and all water is evaporated.
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