No Mix Toilets: Icky Or Ingenious?

No Mix Toilets: Icky Or Ingenious?

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Sarah Rae Smith
Mar 31, 2010

Have you ever seen a No-Mix Toilet? The idea is relatively simple — to keep urine out of the sewer systems. Although it only makes up 1% of domestic wastewater, it typically contains 80% of the nitrogen and 50% of the phosphorous found in sewage. Now we're all for saving the planet, but we just can't get past the idea of cleaning those little holes.

Although that sounds like something quite superficial, none the less, the idea still isn't attractive to us. Science Daily has recently reported that European studies have shown people aren't against using the idea of using one, but buying one is still pretty much out of the question.

If the No-Mix toilet really took off, it would require doubling up your plumbing lines to take care of... um... your business in the correct manner. If this trend really took off is it something you could get behind, or would you rather stick with more traditional methods?

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(Image: Inhabitat)

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