Waste water engineering company, Evac has introduced the VacuConvert, which enables conventional wall-mounted gravity toilets to be easily and inexpensively converted into vacuum toilets.
A special wall mounted frame, which can be concealed beneath the panelling, enables them to be connected to the Evac vacuum collection system. This is compatible with a wide range of gravity toilet models and broadens the range of options for interior designers.
Vacuum toilets offer many advantages, especially for specialist cruise vessels, including lower water consumption and a more efficient action, Evac said.
In the past, designers have usually opted for traditional gravity toilets, due to their availability in a wider range of colours and styles.
After conversion, the toilet uses just 2.5 litres per flush, a considerable water saving, amounting to thousands of litres over the period of a year.
As designers look towards new ways of conserving water and reducing the environmental impact of vessels, the VacuConvert provides a reliable solution, the company said.
The Evac VacuConvert front access panel, available as an extra, allows maintenance work to be carried out quickly and easily, if required.