Folding Iota toilet: Incredible water & space saving green design
Flushing is a routine activity and a toilet is used multiple times in day. Each time, it’s flushed after use, a standard toilet design uses 6 liters of water. That makes it a major concern if anything could be done to reduce this water volume, and for that, a better design is always the most important assistance.
Iota Toilet was designed by Gareth Humphreys and Elliott Whiteley as a final year project when they were studying at UK’s University of Huddersfield. It’s a perfect demonstration of how designing assists sustainability. The toilet is fordable and saves a lot of space (one third of the standard design) and reduce the water usage by more than 50% of what the present toilets do. Isn’t it a revolutionary design that offers water efficiency along with saving so much of your bathroom space?
The design incorporates a built-in U bend which remains intact to waste pipe when not in use, but rearranges itself when the seating part is unfolded. The design ensures air tight connection so there is no chance that the waste will move when it’s folded.
An internal frame with the hinge mechanism assists the toilet to stay straight while the nylon roller bears the user weight. Presently, the designers have filed a patent application for the design, after which it could be sold for production. This futuristic design suits the bathrooms of the modern houses. We are likely to see it in market in near future.