Polymer Flush Valve Technology
In Hong Kong, about 80% of residents flush their toilets with seawater, thanks to a separate water distribution system set up in the 1950s. The approach conserves the city’s scarce freshwater resources, and has also been adopted by smaller communities like the Marshall Islands. As coastal populations and water demand rise, this idea may become more attractive elsewhere. The potential of polymer based Flush valves cannot be denied.
There are some countries e.g. Hongkong whereby salty seawater is used for flushing instead of fresh water. Due to the fact that seawater which contains salts and minerals, Rigel has developed a Polymer based Flush Valve that will not corrode or rust when exposed to this type of water. The biggest technology breakthrough is our state-of-the-art technology to replicate all the functions of traditional brass based flush valve using high tech Polymer materials. Polymer based materials are not metal based and would not react to salt water.
Some new study also suggests that the practice using seawater for flushing not only helps conserve freshwater but also may protect wildlife in marine ecosystems. Therefore, Rigel’s Polymer based Flush valve is not only environment friendly but also helps with the freshwater conservation (save precious water).