Two technologies, the Microflush Valve and the Biofil Digester, have been engineered into the Microflush-Biofil Toilet, a sensible, hygienic, sanitary, dignified, re-invention of the toilet designed for warm weather environments.
The Microflush Valve (patent pending) is
an innovative mechanism that provides a
separation of wastes from human space,
flushes using as little as 150 cc of water,
requires little maintenance, and has all
replaceable, durable parts.
The Biofil Digester is a proven technology
that mimics the decomposition found on
the floors of nature's forests. It's unique
design features: the rapid separation of
liquids from solids, an efficient aerobic
composting of the solids, and a two stage
biofiltration of the resulting wastewater.
The Microflush-Biofil Toilet and Facility
designs were influenced by sophisticated
models developed in the Department of
Providence College. They have been
validated in field studies in Ghana. This
research has been supported by grants
from Providence College and from the Bill
& Melinda Gates Foundation under a
Grand Challenges Phase I award.
All Microflush-Biofil Facilities are pre- and
site- fabricated; they are complete with a
day tank for fresh water hand-washing in
each stall with the resulting grey water
used to flush the toilet.
The hand-washing aerator has no handles
(normally the most contaminated part of a
toilet facility) and releases just the
required amount of fresh water for
effective hand washing. Cleaning and
maintenance, the cornerstone of sound
sanitation practice, is made easy by the
tile interior of all Microflush-Biofil facilities.