Bar Screen & Pivot Plate


  • Parnter Name
    University of Toronto
  • Partner Type
    Technology Partner
  • Contact Info
    University of Toronto Centre for Global Engineering Dr. Yu-Ling Cheng (
  • Descriptive Overview
    Following evaluation of several designs, current prototype uses a bar screen followed by a pivot plate at the bottom of the squat plate separates liquids from solids. Currently designed for a squat plate, but can be adapted to a pedestal.
  • Use Case Details
    SURT – household and community 1. Initially household toilet design: 10 users per day. 2. Could be scaled-up for family application at 15-20 users per day, with potential for community(multi-stall) application with one system per stall.
  • Use Cases
    • Single-stall Toilet
    • Multi-stall Toilet
  • Application or Type
    • Liquid/ solid separation
  • Interface Type
  • Flush Water Source
  • Users per Day (Expected)
    Currently designed to support 5-20 users per day.
  • Users per Day (Maximum)
  • Currently in Active Development
  • Commercialization Status
    Seeking Licensees
  • Commercialization Activities
    Commercialization partners to license technology for further product development, manufacturing, and launch
  • Intellectual Property Status