A cool reminder of form and function 27 May 2013
In March Connection Magazines Jeff Patchell joined more than 200 members of the local plumbing industry to travel to Frankfurt, Germany for the popular bi-annual ISH exhibition.
Toilets get new ventilation 27 May 2013
A new technology that removes unwanted odours from the toilet is a potential upsell for plumbers and could put an end to smelly bathrooms forever.
Bad plumbing costs 09 Dec 2012
The lack of licensing in the UK raises some serious issues.
Waterless toilet research 22 Oct 2012
Research sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation aims to look into ways to build a waterless toilet for regions lacking sanitation.
Toilets cause damage 28 Aug 2012
A faulty flushing system in toilets in Cincinatti are behind 304 explosions in that city.
Drainline transport of waste 26 Jun 2012
John Koeller, the principal of Koeller and Company offers a comparison between washdown and siphonic toilets.
Is there a need for a yellow plumber? 25 Mar 2012
Global research indicates that the world’s reserve of phosphorous is being mined to dangerously low levels. Phosphorous is a vital element which assists in converting the sun's energy and other chemicals, such as nitrogen, into usable food for plant growth. We must therefore find ways to sustain this mineral. Jonathan Jackson speaks with Dena Fam and Kumi Abeysuriya about urine diversion.
Toilets at the Gates 02 Aug 2011
Bill Gates has set his attention to revolutionising the humble toilet in a bid to tackle disease epidemics.
The ISH pilgrimage 2011 09 May 2011
For the past 22 years, Connection Magazines and World Plumbing Info publisher Jeff Patchell has been fortunate to attend the world’s major bi-annual plumbing fair. In the following report Jeff explains why ISH (International Sanitation & Heating) never ceases to be an interesting week in understanding where the market is heading.
Urinal games in Japan 09 May 2011
Japanese entertainment company Sega has created an entirely new urinal experience: urinal controlled games.
Toilet training for pigs 09 May 2011
Taiwan is coming up with pollution solutions that aims to fix smell and water use on pig farms. The experiments aim to train pigs to use the toilet.
We know squat about female urinals 24 Feb 2011
Recently, Plumbing Connection surveyed the women of Australia to find out their thoughts on introducing a female urinal to the world of public restrooms. Dimi Kyriakou and Jonathan Jackson discuss the results and what they could mean for the plumbing sector.
Urinal amendments 21 Dec 2010
In an effort to integrate water-sensitive urban designs into current practice the National Plumbing Regulators Forum (NPRF) for Australia and New Zealand formed the Australasian Scientific Review of Reduction of Flows on Plumbing and Drainage Systems (ASFlow) Committee to conduct research into the effects reduced flows are having on drainage systems.