Save by Laufen

Save by Laufen

Smart sanitation for a sustainable future

Time to rethink wastewater management. A shift towards a decentralised, circular wastewater management system will have benefits to both agriculture and the biodiversity in rivers and oceans.

Urine is something that most people probably don’t think much about, and when they do, it’s rarely in a positive context. That is a shame, because there is much more potential in urine than you might think. It is worth considering urine as a raw material.

save! is a pioneering urine separation toilet that takes a step towards sustainable wastewater management by preserving the nutrients contained in urine and at the same time protecting the environment from harmful substances.

The key innovation in “save!” is the “urine trap”, created by EOOS Design. It uses the hydrodynamic principle of the teapot effect to conduct the urine towards a concealed outlet using only surface tension. The intelligent design of the ceramic body ensures that the urine separation occurs irrespective of whether the toilet is used by a man, a woman or a child. Flushing water, which is discharged at a much higher rate and speed, runs down the regular syphon. The same applies to solids and toilet paper, which also fall into the syphon.

LAUFEN has applied this principle to the wall-mounted WC and redesigned it with a urine channel to optimise its performance. Thanks to the perfect, almost imperceptible integration of the technology into the ceramic body, the WC achieves an elegant aesthetic and can therefore be integrated into sophisticated bathroom designs without any compromises.

save! has been developed for the European market and is the first separation toilet to meet the latest industry standards. The patent-pending WC is approved according to EN 997 and EN 14055. Compliance with existing functional and connection standards is also ensured.

The odour trap in the urine siphon has a filling capacity of 75ml and is LGA tested, ensuring water exchange with every flush. The urine siphon can be serviced or replaced without removing save! from the wall.

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