Fabrication of Semi Automated Pressurized Flushing System in Indian Railway Toilet
S Mohamed Ashiq1, K Karthikeyan2, S Karthikeyan3
1S Mohamed Ashiq, Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, Kongu Engineering College  Erode, (Tamil Nadu), India.
2K Karthikeyan, Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, Kongu Engineering College Erode, (Tamil Nadu), India.
3S Karthikeyan, Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, Kongu Engineering College, Erode, (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on January 23, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on February 10, 2013. | Manuscript published on February 28, 2013. | PP: 240-244 | Volume-2 Issue-3, February 2013.  | Retrieval Number: C1077022313/2013©BEIESP

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Abstract: It is a well known fact that large number of people of all age groups travel by train. Irrespective of the type of train or class, one facet of the train that needs improvement is the cleanliness of toilets. An unclean toilet causes bad smell, which makes people uncomfortable. Further it affects people by spreading various diseases. One main reason for the lack of cleanliness is that people forget to flush the toilet often. To maintain toilets clean, separate routines are adopted but only periodically at major stations. Hence most of the time, toilet remains unclean. This project aims to design and fabricate the semi automated flushing system in toilets in railway toilets. The system will be fabricated in such a way that the water is flushed only when the passenger open and close the door. For this operation, a piston mounted on the door will follow the reciprocating motion; consequently the flush system will be actuated. Possible benefits are that minimum quantity of the water will be used efficiently, which reduces wastage of water. In order to make the cleaning more effective, the pressure of the flushing system is to be increased.
Keywords: Flushing system, Indian railways, cleanliness, water saving, pressurized, simple, comfort.