Recycling Urine Should Be Compulsory

Recycling Urine Should Be Compulsory

Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach Hotel installation of ZeroFlush ZF201 waterless urinals

ZeroFlush waterless urinals at Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach Hotel

Recycling urine should be compulsory in all commercial and public buildings. Human urine is a valuable resource not a waste product.

ZeroFlush Waterless Urinals utilising the EnviroSeal System are the only urinals that do not use water to flush away urine or utilise expensive odour blocking sealants and chemicals. ZeroFlush waterless urinals are the perfect choice to begin what is in reality a simple process to recover urine on a large scale and use it to replace expensive chemical fertilisers.

Human urine contains three essential nutrients that are vital for plant growth throughout the world which are:

  • phosphorus
  • potassium
  • nitrogen

Installing ZeroFlush waterless urinals with a separated waste pipe system leading to a storage tank is the first stage in harvesting urine to produce cheap natural fertilisers. Commercial buildings that utilise urinals in their public toilet facilities are the perfect place to recover this valuable resource rather than it being flushed away in the sewerage system to be treated at expensive sewerage treatment plants.

Setting up storage and retrieval systems is not a challenge when there are enough buildings undertaking recycling of urine. Transportation of the urine and its valuable nutrients is simplified by mining the nutrients on site by converting the nutrients into struvite through the simple process of adding magnesium chloride to the stored urine. Once this process is undertaken the struvite can be filtered from the liquid urine and then be stored and ulilised to replace the worlds diminishing supply of phosphorus.

A ZeroFlush urinal ulising the EnviroSeal System will not only save up to 150000 litres of water annually but has the potential to harvest all of the nutrients from urine in a pure unadulterated status. Every person produces up to 5 kilograms of phosphorus, potassium and nitrogen annually that potentially can be completely recycled into a natural fertiliser to replace chemical fertiliser with the added advantages of no potential health risks.

By Gary Mays