BioLet Electric Models – 10 Standard, 20 Deluxe, and 60 XL
BioLet Composting Toilets use the natural processes of evaporation and aerobic decomposition to transform human waste into a nutrient rich, hygienically safe product called “humus.” When you raise the upper seat on the toilet you will see a “clam shell” cover called the compost cover. This hides any waste from view while it is composting and automatically opens when the seat is depressed allowing the waste to be safely deposited into the compost chamber below. Inside the BioLet composting chamber is BioLet Starter Mix made from all natural ingredients including a base of peat moss and pine wood shavings.
After use, a small amount of BioLet Starter Mix is added to the toilet and the upper seat is lowered. A mixer automatically begins to turn (20 Deluxe and 60 XL models) or you manually turn a T-Handle on the top of the unit (10 Standard) mixing the waste with the BioLet Starter Mix and aerating the material already inside the chamber. This process creates a mixture with all the components required to induce aerobic decomposition (carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and moisture). An electric fan located in the upper back of the toilet continuously draws air into the toilet, therefore, preventing any odors from escaping. It even removes most normal bathroom odors!
The air is circulated through the unit and heated by a thermostatically controlled heater. The warm air evaporates the liquids in the toilet keeping the material inside at the proper moisture / carbon / nitrogen ratio for optimum decomposition. The moisture-laden air is then vented to the outdoors through a vent pipe running from the toilet to the outside of the structure where the toilet is housed.
As usage continues the material will collect inside the compost chamber. When it reaches the upper leveling arm, it’s time to empty the tray in the bottom of the unit (once every two months to a year, depending on usage). Simply remove the thumbscrews from the door on the front of the unit, slide the tray out, and empty the dry, nutrient rich, ODORLESS humus. Optimally, the humus can be leached into the soil around decorative plants or mixed in with an outdoor compost pile.