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The Science Behind Waterless Urinal Cartridges

At hybridH2O, we want to help people make their restrooms more sustainable and environmentally friendly. To do that, we offer waterless urinals and waterless urinal cartridges. In our experience, many people are skeptical about the effectiveness of these items–we are so used to using water for cleaning that it can be difficult to believe that you can achieve comparable results without it. However, we assure you that our products are as effective or better than traditional urinal cartridges, and in this article, we’ll be going over the science of how waterless urinal cartridges work in order to convince you.

Instead of flushing with water, waterless urinals drain by gravity. Each is equipped with a waterless urinal cartridge, which is used to create a seal over the pipe. Some cartridges use a specially designed, proprietary oil, others use simple vegetable oil, and others, like ours, use a series of specially designed channels–either way, the scientific principle at work is the same.