WIT Press


DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A TECHNOLOGICAL SYSTEM FOR GREY WATER REUSE

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EID180331

Volume

215

Pages

10

Page Range

367 - 376

Published

2018

Author(s)

BEATRIZ GARZÓN, LEONARDO PATERLINI

Abstract

The purpose of this work is to contribute to the decrease in the consumption of drinking water. As well as sustainability, its objectives are to design, develop and transfer a non-conventional system for this purpose and to improve the hygiene and habitability conditions of sanitary spaces. In order to achieve this, the paper proposes the involvement of the community in order to ensure that the described social changes take place, replacing the traditional toilet system by a newly designed flush unit. With regard to the results achieved, the work has two stages, comprising: 1. The development of the theoretical framework; a study of the history and an analysis of the geography of the areas of application; the generation of possible solutions in response to the system; the selection of the best proposal; and 2. The adjustment of this proposal; the preparation of technical documentation; the design for the building process; the adjustment of its operation, use and maintenance; its materialization; experimentation and evaluation. It was concluded that this system is adaptable and affordable, offering easy construction and installation work – features that make it an eco-friendly as well as sustainable product. This makes it possible to take care of the environment.

Keywords

rational use of the water, approachable technologies, habitat sustainability