New, Slippery Toilet Coating Provides Cleaner Flushing, Saves Water

New, Slippery Toilet Coating Provides Cleaner Flushing, Saves Water

Innovative, Slippery Toilet Coating Saves Water With Cleaner Flushing

Toilet Flushing

Penn State researchers have developed a method that dramatically reduces the amount of water needed to flush a conventional toilet, which usually requires 6 liters.

New coating could reduce toilet water consumption by half, increase water sustainability.

Every day, more than 141 billion liters of water are used solely to flush toilets. With millions of global citizens experiencing water scarcity, what if that amount could be reduced by 50%?

The possibility may exist through research conducted at Penn State University, released today (November 18, 2019) in  Nature Sustainability .

“Our team has developed a robust bio-inspired, liquid, sludge- and bacteria-repellent coating that can essentially make a toilet self-cleaning,” said Tak-Sing Wong, Wormley Early Career Professor of Engineering and associate professor of mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering.

In the Wong Laboratory for Nature Inspired Engineering, housed within the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Materials Research Institute, researchers have developed a method that dramatically reduces the amount of water needed to flush a conventional toilet, which usually requires 6 liters.

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