ENVIROLAV TRIAL PROVING SUCCESSFUL IN INDIA
Written by Kane Read, SE Asia BDM
MineARC is pleased to report on yet another successful client trial of the increasingly popular EnviroLAV toilet system – this time at Hindustan Zinc’s Rampura Agucha Mine in Rajasthan, India. Sold in partnership with MineARC’s India distributor, Swati SafeSecure, Hindustan Zinc are the first in the country to test the innovative waste management system.
In December of last year, MineARC Business Development Managers Kane Read and Thomas Boylson travelled to the Rampura Agucha site to commission four EnviroLAV toilet systems in the underground mine. Two electrically operated Standard EnviroLAV units were installed, along with two custom designed Eastern-style squat toilets.
The EnviroLAV Squat Pan toilet can be ordered as an alternative to the Standard EnviroLAV, or as a Western & Eastern combination-style configuration within the Dual EnviroLAV toilet. It features a stainless steel pan and a simple foot operated flush and wash system for improved hygiene. With every flush, 10ml of MineARC’s unique EnviroZYME solution is deposited into the waste tank, working simultaneously with the system’s aerobic technology to quickly break down waste.
An EnviroLAV Waste Transfer Tank was also sent to site to be used in conjunction with the toilets. An optional addition to the EnviroLAV System, the waste transfer tank is a fully portable unit that allows for efficient waste removal, rendering relocation of the toilet obsolete. Utilising a gravity feed for the transfer of waste from the EnviroLAV to the waste transfer tank, the unit can hold up to 2000L, equivalent to two full standard EnviroLAVs. The transfer tank is expected to further reduce service and waste removal costs for the Rampura Agucha mine site.
Upon successful completion of the trial period, Hindustan Zinc plan to order a range of EnviroLAV toilet systems for all of their underground sites across India.
The MineARC EnviroLAV was selected as winner of the 2014 Australian Prospect Award for Excellence in Mine Safety; recognised as a safer, sustainable waste management system for underground. Since winning the award, the EnviroLAV has been embraced by mine sites around the globe due to its innovative design and unique solution to waste management in the industry.