New Toilet Design Promises Cleaner, Water Efficient Flushes

Oct. 2, 2017

The science of toilet flushing has taken a step into the future with a new 360-degree toilet-flushing platform.

Kohler developed the Revolution 360 designed powered by the company's popular AquaPiston canister technology, which allows water to flow out of the tank at 360 degrees, increasing the power and effectiveness of the flush. Once out of the tank the water flows into the bowl from a single, powerful port and swirls throughout the bowl. Utilizing this swirling motion, Revolution 360 keeps the bowl cleaner, longer than a conventional flush.

Kohler's team of engineers engaged experiment and Computational Fluid Dynamics methods to study, improve and perfect even the smallest details to ensure complete rinsing of the entire bowl surface.

"There is a lot of science behind toilet flushing, more than the average consumer tends to realize," says Dan Halloran, Kohler senior principal engineer. "From allocating the water used for rinsing versus the sump jet to the management and minimization of air within the flushing volumes of the system, our team explored a multitude of schemes before reaching the final configuration for the new Revolution 360."

The plumbing brand's first toilet to feature the new flush platform is also an introduction to the market: Corbelle. Corbelle carries a sleek design with soft curves and a transitional aesthetic with its smooth, skirted trapway – a feature many consumers prefer for ease of clean by eliminating the areas where dust and dirt often collect.

Adding to the cleanliness qualities of the toilet, Kohler is featuring a CleanCoat surface technology on the interior of the bowl of the Corbelle toilet. CleanCoat bonds to the surface to form an ultra-thin protective layer, causing water to run off in droplets instead of bonding to the surface. It makes the bowl surface significantly easier to clean by preventing bacteria, mildew and hard water mineral deposits from forming. The layer also repels water and dirt and minimizes debris from sticking to the bowl for an effortless clean.

The Corbelle toilet boasts the patented ReadyLock installation system, offering an innovative solution to installing skirted toilets that does not require drilling, caulking or special tools for a standard 12-inch rough-in, making skirted toilet install a breeze.

The Corbelle toilet flushes with 1.28 gallons per flush, meeting EPA WaterSense and CALGreen guidelines for water conservation, and is offered as a Comfort Height, or chair height, making it easier to stand and sit.

Read more about water saving devices for your home.


Topics: Architectural Firms, Building Owners and Managers, Construction Firms, Consulting - Green & Sustainable Strategies and Solutions, Plumbing, Technology, Water Saving Strategies and Devices

Companies: Kohler

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