Toilet Integration Bus
The Toilet Integration (TI) Bus is a mobile, one-stop sanitation center for women.
The Toilet Integration (TI) Bus is a mobile smart-enabled sanitation unit with several features to enhance female hygiene. These include toilets, shower cubicles, water-saving taps, a panic button, a digital feedback system, and a female attendant. The unit can be connected to existing urban drainage lines.
The bus is produced by 3S India, a div of Saraplast Pvt Ltd Pune,.
Another smart-toilet serving populations in India is Eram Scientific’s etoilet.
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Urban women in Pune, Maharashtra, India
The sanitation units are constructed by refurbishing old buses with new toilets, plumbing and cubicles to create the mobile facilities.
The toilets are stations in popular and highly-trafficked locations and serve as public sanitation facilities for women.
7 TI Buses
Type of toilet
Method of evacuation
How the fecal sludge is stored
The holding volume of the containment
Time until emptying is estimated to be needed
The TI Buses were designed to reduce waste entering the landfill by re-purposing old buses, and to provide hygienic public restrooms for women. The design features include a digital feedback screen to monitor operation, multiple toilet styles, a diaper changing table, and feminine hygiene products available for sale.
Technical support in the form of maintenance and system upgrades is provided by the manufacturer, 3S India.
Repairs to install replacement components are made by the manufacturer when general maintenance is performed.
Performance targets include creating safe, clean bathroom facilities for women, and decreasing the environmental impact of said bathrooms by with recycling, low water flows, and solar power.
The bus was only tested by the manufacturer.
The bus was tested by the manufacturer.
Providing women with a safe space was one of the primary concerns in designing these systems, which are also outfitted with panic buttons to notify authorities in case of a security concern.
The sanitation unit is being connected to the existing sewer system in cities to manage the waste produced from the toilets.
The systems are monitored with a digital feedback system, using sensors to ensure that the facilities are functioning properly.
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