The blue diversion Toilet
The blue diversion toilet is a dry urine-diverting toilet with the additional feature of an integrated water recovery/ recycling that allows for the comfort of hand washing, anal cleansing and toilet cleaning.
|Design features of the blue diversion toilet, Ⓒ EOOS|
The core of the blue diversion toilet is the back wall containing the compact water recovery technology. Faeces and urine are separately collected under the separating pan. The soiled water from hand-washing, pan cleaning, anal cleansing, and menstrual hygiene is also separated and fully recycled on-site to be used for the same purposes.
The blue diversion toilet features
an innovated dry source-separating pan, which can be cleaned with on-site recovered water without the use of mechanical parts for cleaning. The
squatting pan can be transformed by 90 degrees rotation into a washing pan by
|Source-separating squatting pan, Ⓒ EOOS|
The blue diversion toilet can be used anywhere and is grid-free (not connected to electricity grid, piped water, or sewer).
The toilet is designed for a setting of four families sharing two toilets. As a (re)movable piece of furniture it can be retrofitted into existing toilet superstructures, or in any other bathroom, thereby allowing to set up a “Rent-a-Toilet” system.
|Photomontage: retrofitted blue diversion toilet, Ⓒ EOOS|
|Further information: Poster "Product Design" at the "Reinvent the Toilet Fair", Seattle, August 2012 [pdf]|