Before putting the Composting Toilet Biolaneco to use
Make sure that the air channel inside the compost tank is still in place after transportation. The channel must rest on the sill on the inside wall of the tank so that the inlet air valve above the emptying door will allow unobstructed airflow into the air channel. The air inlet valve cannot be adjusted.
Using the Composting Toilet Biolaneco
The proper use of the Composting Toilet Biolaneco allows efficient composting of the mass and enables convenient use and emptying of the toilet. Thanks to the thermal insulation of the toilet, composting of the waste is efficient and thus the capacity of the toilet unit is increased as the waste is greatly compressed as a result of decomposition.
The composting process starts as soon as there is a sufficient amount of waste in the composter, i.e. normally the unit is half-full of waste. The composting process is understood to start when the temperature of the mass inside the toilet rises above the outside air temperature. The temperature is raised and maintained by the vital functions of the micro-organisms that are created in the composter provided that waste is added regularly. After start-up, the waste reaches the cover soil stage in 6-7 weeks.
The amount of seep liquid created is greatest at the start, but is reduced as a result of warming up of the compost mass and evaporation.
Adjusting the replacement air valve in the seat top
Ventilation of the toilet is controlled using the replacement air valve in the seat top. Keep the replacement air valve open during summer to ensure the ventilation remains efficient and the evaporation of liquids intensive. Keep the replacement air valve almost closed during winter to reduce heat loss from the compost. When the toilet is not in use, keep the seat lid closed to ensure correct operation of the ventilation.
Air channel in the toilet tank
The operation of the Biolan Composting Toileteco is very efficient thanks to the air channel located inside the composting unit. The channel brings the air required by the compost to the centre of the compost mass; to the layer where it is most needed. At the same time, the air channel prevents the compost mass from packing on the bottom and keeps the mass elevated during emptying. The air channel is visible at the initial stage, but after that, it is virtually obscured by the mass all the time.
Adjusting the inlet air valve above the emptying door
The inlet air valve above the emptying door cannot be adjusted. Its purpose is to bring air into the air channel.
What can be placed in the Composting Toileteco
The Biolan Composting Toilet Biolaneco is intended for composting toilet waste as well as household bio-waste.Kitchen waste intensifies the composting process by balancing and diversifying the nutrition base of the compost. On the other hand, there are risks involved in composting kitchen waste. Pieces of meat and fish, especially when left in the open may attract flies into the compost tank. Cover the waste with bulking material with care.
Do not put into the toilet anything that hampers the composting process or does not compost, such as:
debris, sanitary towels
detergents, washing water
ash, cigarette butts, matches
You can put into the toilet paper towelettes intended for cleaning hands or for intimate hygiene.
Using bulking material
After every time the toilet is used, apply approximately 0.2-0.5 litres of Biolan Compost and Toilet Bulking Material
over the left matter. Note that bulking material must also be applied after urinating. Applying suitable bulking material is essential for proper operation of the toilet.
Using the activator
Do not use activator in the toilet. It is not necessary, as the nitrogen content of the toilet waste is sufficient even without addition of the activator.
Year-round use of the Composting Toilet Biolaneco
In a toilet located in a non-heated space, the mass will cool down and may even freeze in severe frost or if the use is occasional. Freezing damages neither the unit nor the compost mass itself and the composting process continues when the temperature rises.
Empty the seep liquid canister in the autumn to prevent it from cracking due to freezing. Empty the toilet unit approximately to half-full in the autumn to provide space for the mass that will accumulate in the winter. If the toilet is to be used daily also during the cold season, locate the unit
in a heated space.