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ToMTuR toilets collect urine and solids separately. Thanks to a smart trap door in the seat, this is particularly easy. Through a mechanical mixing with coconut fibres, the solid waste dries into an odourless substrate. All you have to do is empty the urine bottle every now and then and dispose of the solids in the compost or residual waste.
All ToMTuR toilets work according to the separating/composting principle. The urine is separated immediately when the toilet is used and collected in a tightly closed urine bottle. Depending on the model, it holds eight to nine litres.
The other excrements go into the solids container and are mixed with coconut fibres by means of a stirrer. The subsequent drying by a built-in fan finally produces a substrate that smells discreetly of forest soil and can be disposed of as compost. Depending on the model, the container can hold up to 80 usages - which corresponds to a journey of several weeks for a couple.
BTW:Our two models Nature's Head® and OGO® combine the advantages and sustainability of the composting principle with a very high comfort of use. The seat height is comfortable and the smart separation trap door in the seat makes the separate collection of urine equally successful for men and women. The stable construction and the easy installation will also convince you.
We would not recommend that. Many manufacturers use blends of rayon and cotton, these would not compost. Pure cotton tampons would compost, but take an extremely long time. Also, the retrieval string could wrap around the crank.
Nature's Head's pre-installed fan consumes 60 mA at 12 V, which is less than 1.5 Ah in 24 hours. It can be connected to any 12 V installation, solar panels or rechargeable batteries; for 230 V, a power supply unit is available from us.
The fan of the OGO consumes only 20 mA at 12 V, the motor for the agitator draws - depending on the filling level of the container - between 2 A and 7 A for a short time (only during the agitating process). A self-resetting thermal fuse is installed to protect the motor from overheating. We recommend fusing the circuit for the toilet with 10 A.
For installations without electricity of a Nature's Head, please contact us, for garden houses etc. there are alternative possibilities.
No. Our composting toilets tolerate frost without any problems. You should only empty the urine bottle. The solids bin can remain filled.
We recommend coconut fibre for use with our composting toilets as it is a waste product of the coconut rope manufacturing process, making it a sustainable alternative to peat. They are also easy to store, transport and last forever.
They are not only available from us or via Amazon, but in Europe and many other countries in garden markets, e.g. also at IKEA (Odla) and at places where people buy plants and accessories. The names are different, e.g. humus brick, coco soil etc.. The same applies to the packaging sizes.
Alternatives? Composting toilets function odour-free when the contents of the solids container always remain dry. To ensure this, you need an absorbent substrate that takes in the moisture from the faeces, but also releases it again so that the fan can remove it.
Substances such as cat litter etc. would absorb the moisture but then clump together, which would mean that the toilet would not work or would only work for a short time.
Sawdust, bark mulch, small animal litter, leaves, hay, straw etc. do not absorb enough moisture and are therefore just as unsuitable. These substrates are only suitable for sprinkling for conventional dry separation toilets, where it is more about privacy than drying.
If you run out of coconut fibres while travelling, you could use peat or very fine sawdust.