You will have seen many designs throughout your life, but the final one will surprise you.
Science is often amazing, or so we like to think. Usually, we suggest you visit outer space or the animal world, but this time we are going to present you an invention that it will not revolutionize the world, not like those mad scientists in the movies and their wits, but that covers an important need, at least when we use public toilets. Take a look at the snapshot that we show you below and tell us what do you think is the perfect urinal.
A urinal created to avoid splashing and help eliminate costs associated with cleaning the bathroom
Recently, through the digital medium New Scientist, we have learned how physicists from the University of Waterloo they have been experimented with urinals of all kinds in order to determine the angle at which the splashes when we go to the bathrooms they are minimized. For this, the researchers have used a water jet in different models of urinals, made of a mixture of foam and epoxy.
From here, the team was varying the speed of the splash in conventional urinalsthe two on the left, in experimental urinals, the three on the right. The splashes were cleaned up with absorbent paper, with which only the weight of the wet paper had to be subtracted from the weight of the dry paper. The result was that some designs accumulated more splatterCan you guess what they were? Indeed, the classic urinals they were the dirtiest too.
The experiment concluded that the angle to use the bathroom with as few splashes as possible is 30º and they also observed that the classic box design was not the most efficient, but the second designstarting with the rightIt was him victor. Due to its curious shape, as if it were the shell of a Nautilus mollusk, it has been nicknamed the nauti loo, where the English word ‘loo’ means sink in a most appropriate play on words. So, you know, a 30º angle and a shell-shaped sink is what you need to avoid splashing when going to the toilet.