What is the cause of urine smell?

3S io174612 at student.io.tudelft.nl
Wed Jan 26 08:47:41 EST 2000


Dear reader,

Currenlty I am developing a public urinal for placement in public space.

One of the main problems is that the existing urinals stink. This smell
causes people not to use the urinal and urinate elsewhere.
To solve this smell problem it is required to get a good insight in its
causes.



   *      What causes the smell of urine and what reactions and bacteria
     play a part in this?
   *      What are the circumstances under which the smell appears?
   *      Does the layer of ureum that forms on frequently urinated
     spots contribute to the smell?

Thank you!





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