This amazing toilet will save you from unnecessary hassle around the house.
Engineers from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China, have developed a toilet with a unique, super-slippery surface that allows for efficient flushing without lag or marks.
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The developed toilet is an improved version of the sanitary ware with a unique hydrophobic surface manufactured using selective laser sintering 3D printing. The special porous surface structure is created from a mixture of plastic and hydrophobic materials, providing high wear resistance and effective rinsing.
In tests including silicone oil, dirty water, milk, yoghurt, honey and starch-based gel, the toilet was highly effective, remaining clean even after contact with sticky substances. After testing with sandpaper more than 1,000 times, the toilet’s surface remained ultra-slippery by retaining lubricating oil under the coating, reports Advanced Engineering Materials.
This innovative development could be particularly useful in high-use areas such as trains and public toilets, where reducing flushing volumes could result in water savings during transport to processing plants.
Despite its high potential, implementation of this technology may face some challenges due to the need for specialized laser technology, but small companies that are open to changes in production processes can become key players in the production of ultra-slippery, ultra-durable and economical toilets, while respecting environmental principles. security.