The EnviroLAV is proving popular in Africa, with the latest sales of two Compact Design units. These mine toilets are going to Wesizwe Platinum for use at their new Bakubung Platinum mine (BPM). Located near Pilansberg in North West Province of South Africa, the BPM mine is expected to produce 420,000 ounces of platinum metals per year. Currently in development phase, the project will comprise of an underground mine with a twin vertical shaft system (a main shaft and a ventilation shaft which will also function as the second escape route), as well as a process plant.
The Compact EnviroLAV is becoming an increasingly popular option for both above and below ground sites. Its small footprint is less than 1.5m2 and portable design, perfect for sites where space is a limiting factor. The toilet features a 600 Litre waste tank and fold away steps for further maximisation of space.
The compact mine toilet offers many of the same benefits as the standard design, including:
- Pneumatic or electric operation
- Solid steel, corrosion resistant structure
- Eco-friendly enzymes
- Durable 10+ year life cycle
- 12 month emptying cycle based on 15 uses/day
The system utilises two different types of organic waste management technologies to accelerate the breakdown process with every flush. Firstly, using MineARC’s unique non-toxic EnviroZYME enzyme solution to anaerobically break down matter.
Secondly, combined with compressed air driven aerobic effects. Using both, waste is broken down to microscopic carbonaceous particles that is then evaporated through the toilet’s venting system.
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