ITM varsity’s student-teacher duo innovate toilet flush

ggIn times when innovation and luxury have already made their way into our toilets, a new flushing system that cuts wastage of water and ensures more hygiene will go a long way.

In a step towards water conservation, ITM University’s mechanical engineering student Prakhar Pandey, under the guidance of Asst. Prof. Ashwini Sharma, has come up with a new toilet flush which aims at reducing wastage of water during flushing, and making the whole process more hygienic.

The New Toilet Flush, which is foot operated, has a dual mode system to save water. The flush paddle can be connected to the either side of the toilet seat as per requirement and suitability.

“We all need to save water and it is very important. We all know it, but there is nothing we are doing to make it a reality. A lot of water is wasted during flushing and we do not realize how big that amount is. Considering the need to make toilet time more responsible – The New Toilet Flush is born. Now, with the innovative foot flushing paddle and dual mode system we can reduce the wastage of water and contribute to conservation of one of the most important resources on earth,” says Prof. Sharma.

The paddle can be adapted to fit any system ergonomically at home, corporate house, hospitals and public places.

“We are proud to have such great minds in our university, who are constantly making simple things become more socially-viable. Their recent innovation to cut down unnecessary wastage of water during flushing is definitely a revolution that will contribute to conservation of water in a big way,” says Prof Prem Vrat, Vice Chancellor ITM University, Gurgaon.

As a major boost to the project, after detailed and critical evaluation, Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) has approved funds for further refinement and development of the innovative system. A patent for the same has been filed by the ITM University.

The duo hopes that their innovation will revolutionize the way flushing systems are currently designed.