What is No Flush Program
There is an acute shortage of water and a large percentage of the population does not have the access to water. To add to this problem, we waste a huge amount of water in our restrooms during flushing. A conventional urinal flushes approximately 3-4 ltrs which leads to a wastage of anything between 50K ltrs to 150K ltrs in a year. This is equivalent to the drinking water requirement of 14 Families for a year.
No Flush Program is an innovative solution to control restroom odor & reduce water consumption. It is a comprehensive Waterless Urinal Program that can be adopted for any regular urinal without changing any hardware. No Flush is an end-to-end scalable and economically viable solution that helps you reduce your water footprint, attain operational efficiency and create a better customer experience.
No Flush solution comprises of Ekam's patented products — Restroom CARE Toilet Cleaner, Drain CARE Restroom, a specially designed Anti-Splash Urinal Screen and the Bacterial Bio Block. All these solutions are Natural and Biological in nature and does not contain any harmful chemicals which means these are completely safe for you and the environment. These Green Pro Certified solutions help create a unique experience and ensure superior results.
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Saves over 1.5 Lakh Liters of Fresh Water. This simple step can help 14 Families in getting access to clean Drinking Water for over a year.
All products are certified by CII-IGBC Green Pro which means these are thoroughly tested against different ecological and safety parameters.
Safe to use
The Natural, Bio Degradable and Non Toxic ingredients in the products make them completely safe for you and the environment.
Saves significant money not just on the water bills but also on the sewerage and pumping costs thus having a very short ROI.
The products have their Natural Aroma and have no artificial fragrances added. The natural substances keep your restroom fresh all day.
All products are made of Biological Ingredients which are Non-Toxic and 100% Bio-Degradable.
About Green Pro Certification
All CARE products are non-toxic and made from natural ingredients and are Green Pro Certified. These CII-IGBC Green Pro Certified products are completely safe for your entire family, including your pets. GreenPro is a product certification that helps an environmentally conscious customer to make an informed choice to buy eco-friendly products. GreenPro is a mark of guarantee that the product is environment-friendly throughout the different stages of its life cycle which includes the Design Stage, Raw Material Selection, Manufacturing Process, Product Performance during Use, Disposal and Recycling. For more information on Green Pro, please visit https://igbc.in
The Science behind Urine & the Odor
Malodor in restrooms being a big challenge, there are many facets to malodor. Human urine is a waste product produced in the kidneys that flush out the harmful byproducts produced in the body. Since it is a waste product, it can contain various salts, traces of hormones, protein, carbohydrates, fatty acids and urea. It is the urea, which degrades into ammonia which when released into the atmosphere, contributes to the malodor.
Human urine is made up of about 95% water and 5% of urea, inorganic salts like chloride, sodium & potassium combined together. Fresh urine is considered sterile and almost odourless. If we compare two samples of urine, one fresh and one a few hours old, we can sense the older sample gives a foul rotten smell. This is because the urea in the urine reacts with the water and ammonia is formed along with carbon dioxide. Hydrolysis of urea present in human urine generates odor in urinals. The enzyme, urease, hydrolyzes urea into ammonia and carbamate. The latter compound decomposes spontaneously to carbonic acid and a second molecule of ammonia.
The overall reaction can be represented as :
NH2(CO)NH2 + 2H20 NH → 3 + NH4+ + HCO3-
Ammonia (NH3) is a colorless gas with a pungent odor. Ammonia exists naturally in the air at levels between one part and five parts per billion (ppb) of air (OSHA, 2003). The normal human detection level of ammonia is approximately 50 ppm, some people can detect ammonia gas concentrations as low as 20 ppm (Source: UCLA and BioContractors, 2000). Even after regular cleaning with acid/phenyl based cleaners, this reaction persists and hence we get the foul odor in the urinals.
No Flush Program uses a combination of specially designed and formulated products that take care of these problems and give you a clean, odorless and hygienic environment without the need of using water for flushing.
Drain CARE Restroom
This Toilet Drain Cleaner comes from EKAM ECO Solutions, a pioneer in developing sustainable sanitation solutions that are ONE WITH EARTH. With every single order, you are saying no to Chemicals that seep out of our homes with wastewater and pollute the earth and water bodies. The CARE formula has been developed in the lab by environmental scientists and tested in homes by parents for performance, including our own team. We created this amazing solution to deliver a zero stress, tension-free experience while cleaning all your bathroom drain lines. The Toilet Drain Cleaner is completely biodegradable and dissolves in water. It is entirely an Organic and neutral solution that does not damage the drain lines.
The solution does not use any harmful chemicals like Paraben, phosphates, Chlorine, Bleach, Petroleum solvents or Synthetic Fragrances. Instead, the Toilet Drain Cleaner uses active enzymes and non-toxic micro-organisms which are the most effective ingredients to remove and eliminate stains and odors. These ingredients quickly break down substances like body fats, calcium deposits, and organic matter. The active enzymes and non-toxic micro-organisms further control odor emitted from bathroom receptacles and clean the drain lines very effectively.
Restroom CARE Toilet Cleaner is completely biodegradable and dissolves in water. It leaves no residue behind, leaving your washroom surfaces healthy, hygienic and safe to touch. The solution is non-toxic and biodegradable which means that it is safe to use it in any area of your home. The solution does not use any harmful chemicals like Paraben, phosphates, Chlorine, Bleach, Petroleum solvents or Synthetic Fragrances. Instead, The Toilet Cleaner uses active enzymes and non-toxic micro-organisms which are the most effective ingredients to remove and eliminate stains and odors. These ingredients quickly break down substances like soap scums, soap rings, uric salts, calcium deposits, and organic matter. That means that instead of just wiping away the stains or fungal growth, the Toilet Cleaner breaks down those stains into oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon and prevents the disease-causing organisms to grow back again. The active enzymes and non-toxic micro-organisms further control odor emitted from bathroom receptacles and clean the surfaces very effectively.
Urinal CARE Bio Block
Urinal CARE Bio Blocks are formulated with a specialized bacterial culture. These bacteria stop the natural process of ammonia formation and break down the urea into nitrogen which is an odourless gas.
Urea (+Water) ⇒ Ammonia + Carbon dioxide = FOUL ODOR
Urea (+ Water) + Bio Block ⇒ Nitrogen + Carbon dioxide + Water = NO ODOR
The process of reducing ammonia into Nitrogen and remaining components into Carbon Di-Oxide happens in 2 stages
1. Nitrifcation process:
The oxidation of ammonia (NH4) is performed by nitrosomonas bacteria; which converts ammonia to nitrites (NO2). The nitrobacter species converts nitrites (NO2) into nitrates (NO3).
2. Denitrifcation process:
Denitrifcation is conversion of nitrates back into Nitrogen gas (N2) completing the Nitrogen Cycle. This process is done by pseudomonas bacterias in anaerobic condition. The Urinal CARE Bio-Blocks contain facultative bacterial consortium which performs in both aerobic and anaerobic conditions. BIO BLOCKS typically contain a number of active ingredients, including microbial spores and surfactants that are used to tackle uric acid and odour. When these blocks are placed in the urinal pans and comes in contact with the waste small quantities of spores are released. The spores in the Bio Block become active 'good' bacteria that 'feed' upon the waste and then multiply. The culture with urine fow is fushed through the urinal pipe. In a due course of time entire colony of microbes spurs up in the pipeline till the sewage treatment plant (STP). The bacterial colony then deals with ammonia and other mal odor problems as explained above. In addition to the odor control the urinal pipes get auto cleaned as there is no accumulation of waste. In a nutshell the microbes brakes down the malodorous compounds into simpler compounds that do not have any odor.