DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A TECHNOLOGICAL SYSTEM FOR GREY WATER REUSE
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367 - 376
BEATRIZ GARZÓN, LEONARDO PATERLINI
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.
rational use of the water, approachable technologies, habitat sustainability