Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Super Toilets!

"High-tech" and "toilets" aren't terms you usually see together, but one company begs to differ.
The American Standard Champion toilet series has made headlines, demonstrating its prowess by flushing several items with ease, including 18 golf balls.

Most recently, the Loews Hotel chain opted to replace its existing toilets with these high-performance johns, according to AOL News.

It turns out the hotel wasn't impressed with the lackluster performance of its toilets, especially those that frequently clogged. For hotel chains, that means a bite out of profits to address maintenance fees.

But what makes these newer toilets so special?

"Flush once and forget it," James Walsh, vice president of American Standard and general manager of consumer fixtures, told Discovery News. One of the most embarrassing things is tending to a clogged toilet, especially if you have guests over, he said.

Inspired to keep the plunger out of the picture, the company's engineering team designs toilets using computational fluid dynamics, which simulates water flow to create the most efficient design before moving forward with prototypes, Walsh said. He claims these high-performance toilets are better designed to flush waste and keep the toilet bowl clean...

Super Flush Toilet Can Swallow Golf Balls
Marianne English
Fri Feb 25, 2011

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