The technology relies on a continuous column of air in its discharge pipe to aid the movement of wastewater, negating the need for bulky ventilation pipes on which conventional drainage solutions are reliant.
SuperTube also uses water pipes that are installed horizontally rather than at an angle, and with a narrower diameter than in traditional high-rise wastewater systems.
Together these features help to maximise both floor areas and ceiling heights within a building when compared to conventional solutions, according to the Swiss manufacturer.
"In high-rise buildings, the ventilation pipes in the drainage systems take up a great deal of space," explained Geberit. "With the Geberit SuperTube Technology, it is now possible to dispense with the ventilation pipes entirely."
"With smaller pipe diameters and the possibility to install horizontal pipes, you not only gain space in the bathrooms but you either gain room height or you could add additional floors to your high-rise buildings."
SuperTube also requires less planning in the initial design stages and caters for faster installation than traditional drainage systems.
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