Waterless Urinals... no water, no oils, no chemicals, no odour
Absolutely NO water is employed in the operation of URIMAT Urinals. A typical installation of URIMAT Urinals shows a saving of up to 100,000 litres of water per Urinal per annum. At no stage of the installation or use of the Urinal does the product cease to be other than WATERLESS.
One site at a Golf Club (where water saving is a necessary priority) the installation of URIMAT Urinals was subjected to a metered supply proof and, with the help of the Water Company concerned, a saving of Ł507.55 per Urinal per annum was achieved. This saving may well be even more impressive with the rise in water charges.
Effect of No Water Usage
Since no water is used, there is no formation of urine stones in any part of the waste system. Urine stones are formed by the action of water mixed with urine. The possibility of blockages through other objects finding their way into the pipe work is also resolved by this technology.
The siphon can be taken out, cleaned and then replaced in the event of blockage. This action is a remedy for deposits building up in the siphon.
How Are Water Savings Achieved
As described, URIMAT is a waterless system.
Whereas a controlled flush system alleges to reduce water consumption by 75%, URIMAT uses NO water. Therefore the saving is 100% as opposed to 75%. However, it is constantly proved that the 75% saving by sensor controlled flushing is often an optimistic figure due to movement in the washroom for purposes other than the use of urinals.
The reduction in water usage achieved by flush control systems also has it's own drawbacks. By using less water, the urine is not diluted or flushed away so the development of urine stones is proportionately quicker with the resulting rapid build up within the waste system.
The consumption of water in this Country needs to be dramatically reduced – see Waterwise Publications – and URIMAT is showing one tangible way this is being achieved.
Water is a consumable, has a large environmental impact, and MUST be saved, hence URIMAT has been awarded the Waterwise "Marque".
COČ Emissions Reduction Through Waterless Technology
The purification and distribution of water consumes energy. The processing and collection of sewage also consumes energy. The reduction in water demand and waste production brought about by URIMAT produces further savings and reduction in CO2 emissions.
With COČ emissions reduced by 175 grams with every cubic meter of water saved, a urinal saving up to 100,000 litres per year, equates to a COČ emissions reduction of 17.5 Kg!
Environmental Product Data
URIMAT Urinals are made from High-Quality material, designated Makrolon 2407, Polycarbonate.
The production process uses 100% green-energy (80% Hydro, 20% Wind-power generation of electricity), so the process is CO2 NEUTRAL.
In the production process, there is a zero-waste rate - if a faulty urinal is produced, the material is shredded and reused for other purposes. If a comparison is made with the ceramic production process, this process uses LESS ENERGY. Ceramic needs to be fired and cured. There is a zero or negligible waste rate whereas ceramics have about a 30% waste rate.
With the light weight of the product, it even saves CO2 during transportation (less weight = less energy used in transporting the product).
All the material is 100% recyclable, whereas ceramic is not and needs energy in disposal.
It can be proved that the production process, and the product itself, are more environmentally friendly than any other Urinal in use today.
The Overall Positive for Waterless Urinals
The principle reasons for the installation and use of URIMAT Urinals are the need to save water and energy. The reduction in costs and CO2 emissions are also a major consideration. Maintenance costs are very low.
The main reason why a user should choose to replace the siphon is an aesthetic one. As stated, the siphon can be removed, cleaned of any residue of deposits and replaced into the urinal.
Being of Polycarbonate construction, the Urinal is virtually indestructible and therefore it is unlikely that a replacement would be required in a normal life cycle.
Whilst a siphon is not degradable, it can be recycled.
The float in the siphon of URIMAT Urinals is an odour seal which traps the urine out of contact with the air. The fact that URIMAT Urinals are currently being fitted in food establishments worldwide is a proof of the hygienically acceptable nature of the product. Many examples of such installations can be provided, as well as written testimonials.
Odours in washrooms do not generally emanate from the interior of the urinals, whether waterless or water controlled. Odours invariably come from the surroundings of the urinal installation and are usually due to an inefficient cleaning regime.
Along with the URIMAT urinal, is also marketed, a biological and biodegradable Cleaner which has a ph-neutral rating. This product presents no Health and Safety issues; in fact it is exempt from any COSHH requirements. This Cleaner is extremely effective and not only cleans the urinal and surrounding areas but prevents the re-emergence of bacteria.
Product Awareness in the Market
It is now an established fact that waterless urinals are a major trend in all areas of construction and renovation of every type of building. In this, URIMAT is leading the market in Europe with waterless technologies and the system will definitely produce less CO2 than any water flushed system.
Through the obvious need to save water worldwide this product will constantly gain a major part in the market and this system is moving to replace water flushed urinals in the next decade - a process which has already commenced.