Are so-called "freezing toilets" common in Finland? Does anyone know anything about them?

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Re: Are so-called "freezing toilets" common in Finland? Does anyone know anything about them?

Dear Elisabeth,

Thank you for your questions and interest in freezing toilets !

Yes, you are right, when making the line between the issues between developed and developing countries.

Freezing toilets are mostly exported to Sweden, Norway and Baltic countries. We are trying to raise the awareness of the product and interest in it, as it is not that well-known, although consumers like it and it is very easy to use. As the product has been developed in Sweden, it is a bit better known there.

There has not appeared any issues as it has been made according to the requirements. Consequently, it has CE-certificate (that we are responsible of producing the product, mostly safety certification and the package is recyclable material) and the other certificate that it is an environmental-friendly product and it has been approved according to Montreal protocol (that it doesn't contain CFC-components).

We are happy to reply to all your questions ! Happy New Year ! :)

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Seems useful in some circumstances where composting can subsequently be undertaken hygienically such as within a suitable enclosure. Not sure if open composting of human waste would be acceptable in all parts of the globe, there is risk of animals digging it up, flies finding it etc. Reminds me of the dry flush toilet , solves the first part of the problem, but thats all... I assume that most parasitic worm eggs would survive freezing followed by composting?

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From The Humanure handbook:
Roundworm eggs are resistant to freezing temperatures.
Cold winter temperatures of -80C to -120C (17.60F to 10.40F) are fatal to whipworm eggs.
The freezing temperatures of winter will kill the eggs and larvae of hookworm.
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Re: Are so-called "freezing toilets" common in Finland? Does anyone know anything about them?

Hi,


Thank you for your viral discussion, this has been very delightful to follow and to learn from you:)

Thank you for encouraging words, I agree that freezing toilet is very good product for these kinds of places in which it is possible to take care of the content itself :)
Thank you also for this roundworm egg information, so it is easier to be aware of the thing. As I mentioned earlier, freezing kills bacterium growing but not all of them, as it seems to be the thing with these roundworm eggs.

Freezing toilet are mainly segmented for Western countries in which there doesn't appear these kinds of challenges with the hygenic level. :)

Have you seen these freezing toilets in real life ? :-)

Happy New Year 2016 ! :)

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Coolcenter Forssa Team
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Re: Are so-called "freezing toilets" common in Finland? Does anyone know anything about them?

Hi everyone,

Hope you have had a fresh start for the spring ! :) At least it is sunny and nice in Finland :-)

As we have been discussing about the functionality of freezing toilet, here would be demonstration in the link as how it works. Please find the video to check more of the video as an example that how it is being used in the house. We produce freezing toilets for three brands.





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Hi everyone,

Hope that you have had a nice and sunny spring!

Now under summer the dry toilet season is going on hot.
It has been surprising, that when discussing about freezing toilets and dry toilets over, the amount of used water is very surprising for everyone. 10 000 litres per person is a huge amount just for flushing !
When discussing about the climate change, it should be very important to discuss about this topic as well. Another point is, of course, about electricity, but luckily the energy consumption for freezing toilets has been optimized in order to respect the nature (0,73 kWh / day).
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