Splash-Free Urinals in UKFor sanitation engineers, splashes and gushes in the urinals are an issue in all intricate public spaces and their work.

Therefore, it’s up for specialist businesses like Eastpac Group to provide dry-cleaning products that will enable sanitation workers to accomplish their jobs effectively. But, of course, nobody desires to continue attending to splashes in the urinal, job or not, especially if it can be avoided.

Now that the technology for splash free urinals recently had the most promising breakthrough yet, this can mean a dramatic change in the way the industry functions.

The Scientific Pursuit of Liquid Control

Unfortunately, urinal splotches are unintentional since the rate of speed at which fluids exits the body is simply too fast for the ceramic basin to control. The Register UK reports, “When drops of liquid hit a hard surface at a high-speed, the impact distorts the liquid’s structure and it bounces back. The rebound motion of liquid can sometimes be unpleasant or even dangerous, and can certainly result in higher cleaning fees’. Hence, unless everyone urinates seated and in a slow pace (which is impossible at times) the urinal splashes are inevitable.

A Practical Physics Solution

The dilemma of splashes in urinal spaces, however, can soon be history as a paper from the Physical Review Letters revealed a sustainable solution. By coating the surface of the of urinals with something soft, the cycle of the liquid structure bouncing back due to high speeds can be theoretically negated. The lead author and engineer of the research, Professor Alfonso Castrejón-Pita states, “no one had actually studied systematically what happens when droplets hit soft substrates. What is most surprising is that you need about 70 per cent more energy to get a drop to splash off these soft materials when compared with hard materials.”

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Apart from simply preventing nasty liquids from spreading out of the urinal basins, the proposed coating can also be applied to stop molecules that can cause food poisoning and other chemicals.