Feature Article

All About Toilets

Just when you thought it was safe to pick up a copy of EBN, here comes an article on toilets! Brace yourself for details on the use of cultured soybean paste to more accurately simulate human waste in toilet performance testing … for details on pushing vs. pulling waste from toilets … and almost certainly for more than you ever wanted to know about toilets.

Following a little historical background on toilets, this article will focus on water conservation. We’ll review statistics on water consumption by toilets, describe technologies used to flush toilets with relatively little water, address retrofitting older toilets, and examine toilet performance. Toilets for both commercial and residential buildings will be covered.

Published January 1, 2004