Updated on December 19, 2023

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Created on October 1, 2018

L'uritonnoir Dry Urinal

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L'uritonnoir dry urinal is a funnel-like urinal for outdoor use in public or private venues.

Developed By
  1. Faltazi
Tested By
  • Faltazi
Content Partners
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Author

Product Description

The L’uritonnoir is a dry urinal device designed by integrating a urinal and a funnel. It can be used in a variety of outdoor spaces by inserting the device into a bale of hay, which will decompose as nitrogen (from urine) is added.

Although alternative water-free urinals are marketed, there are no other portable, outdoor options available for sale. However, individuals are able to build their own dry-urinal in outdoor settings.

 

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Market Suggested Retail Price

$35.00

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Community

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

The urinal is sold online to individual customers by Faltazi.

Manufacturing/Building Method

The urinal is cut from 1-2 millimeter polypropylene sheets and treated for ultraviolet and frost to enhance the lifespan. The polypropylene is then pre-folded and printed with instructions to ensure that users can assemble their own urinal.

Intellectural Property Type

Trademark

User Provision Model

Users can obtain the products from the L'uritonnoir website.

Distributions to Date Status

Unknown

Toilet type

Accessory

Evacuation method

Dry

Storage conditions

N/A

Capacity (L)

N/A

Time until emptying

60 users per straw meter

Design Specifications

The uritonnoir was designed to combine a urinal with a funnel. To make the product portable and suitable to changing outdoor venues, 1-2 millimeter polypropylene was chosen as the material and the structure was printed on a flat sheet that could be folded into the three-dimensional urinal.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

User support is provided by the distributors at Faltazi, and an instructional manual is available to customers.

Replacement Components

The urinal is made up of one sheet of plastic without additional components. Therefore rather than replacement components, replacement urinals are available on the manufacturer's website.

Lifecycle

The lifetime of the urinal is unknown, but the capacity associated with the hay bails in which they are placed depends on the number of users. The manufacturer recommends a maximum of 60 users per Uritonnoir per straw meter.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Designer specified performance targets include the urinal not smelling, being easy to clean for continual use, and be usable by both adults and children.

Vetted Performance Status

The urinal was only tested by the manufacturer.

Safety

The risk of fire associate with having hay bales around a festival venue can be mitigated by humidifying the bales or providing a water extinguisher when the weather is dry.

Complementary Technical Systems

The urinal must be used together with hay bales in order for the urine to be collected properly, and to produce compost.

Academic Research and References

Ekovore, Uritonnoir. Available: https://www.ekovore.com/produit/uritonnoir/ 

 

White, N. M., 2017, How to Make a Waterless Outdoor Urinal. This Dad Does. Available: https://thisdaddoes.com/2017/04/03/make-waterless-outdoor-urinal/ 

Compliance with regulations

None

Evaluation methods

The functionality of urinals is evaluated visually by observing design layouts to determine if they are optimally placed, and gauging urinal use to ensure that adequate hay is provided to prevent smell.

Other Information

L'uritonnoir provides urinal and hay-bale layout support specific to user and event types, available in their manual.  

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