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Demonstration of a new biocide dry toilet with improved functionalities for three specific markets

Objective

The dry toilet developed technologies entail technical limitations regarding efficient performance in long-term operation, massive use, remote locations supply and scale-up production. Therefore, bringing a more effective technology that overcomes such limitations is very demanding. The Consortium partners of the DRYCLOSET Research project (256295-1) have achieved a prototype based on successful development of three results:
The biocide polymer and the coating contained in the toilet, which ensures slippery properties, hygiene and parasites removal
The anti-struvite precipitation compound for avoiding toilet pipe blockades and clearing of the toilet system pipes
The improved biofilter, which eliminates bad odours
During the DRYCLOSET Demo we will make those prototype adjustments and develop a more marketable product, which will bring an added value product to fill more market needs and will expand our commercial spectrum. The main goal of the Demo project is to achieve three different DRYCLOSET marketable product models from the already obtained prototype. The models will match with three primary identified market needs:
-Kit-assembly dry toilet addressed to long distance shipment in containers and easy assembly installation (DryCloset Kit)
-Compact dry toilet integrated in a mobile truck mainly for military, emergency and public events needs (DryCloset Truck)
-High-frequentation use dry toilets, spacially demanded in highways (DryCloset Massive)
The DRYCLOSET toilet will be a suitable solution for more clients and its market horizon will considerably enlarge in Europe and beyond. In 2011 public toilet sales in Europe accounted for more than 1,2 million units, from which 1% corresponds to dry toilets. The Consortium of the DRYCLOSET Demo will be integrated by four of the SMEs that took part in the research stage: Ecosphere, Umwelttechnik (UGN), and Tecnove. Also, two new SMEs will collaborate as partners in the Demo: Impact Design and Serviformes.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

SANISPHERE
Address
La Condamine
26110 Saint Ferreol Trente Pas
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 202 076
Administrative Contact
Loïc Perrier (Mr.)

Participants (4)

UGN- UMWELTTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 63 720
Address
Gewerbepark Keplerstrasse 20
07549 Gera
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Richter (Mr.)
TECNOVE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 133 690
Address
Avda De Alcazar 6
13640 Herencia (Ciudad Real)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manuel Paniagua (Mr.)
SERVIFORMES SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 143 990
Address
Chemin De La Dame 4
26200 Montelimar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierre Gourjon (Mr.)
DESIGN-PROCESS SARL*
France
EU contribution
€ 62 440
Address
Actipole, Route Du Lac
84600 Valreas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michel Auroux (Mr.)