Water conservation is a noble idea that doesn’t require too many resources to start with. It can be initiated at the individual level, right from your very own household by recycling water. In our day-to-day activities, we do not realize that we might be wasting water that can be conserved for usage on other things. Water can be recycled and can answer the problem of water scarcity to a certain extent. Here are some of the unique and best ways to use recycled water.
Water Factory designed by João Gonçalves is a set of Corian washstand, toilet and bathtub to bring in the green revolution to your bathroom. The smart and ingenious products runs on a system that is powered electrically to filter the humid air in the bathroom and condense it back for reuse. For recycling and purification of water, UV and micro filtering systems are used. Therefore, you get the clean water to reuse and also contribute towards water conservation.
Gray water recycling
Gray water recycling is gaining its popularity in the urban houses in West to reuse precious water that we waste while performing daily chores as washing vegetables or cleaning vehicles. Gray water recycling system is the process of making water from the shower and sink reusable, excluding the water used in the toilet. One of the gray water recycling system runs through a pipe that takes used water to an elevated bathtub filled with reed and gravel, plants purify the water by absorbing the contamination, then the water goes into another tub filled with reeds, placed lower than the first one. And finally the water goes into the third bathtub that contains hyacinths and small fishes to absorb contamination and make the water reusable.
Septic tank water to be recycled for gardening
The concept of septic tank water to be recycled for gardening is developed by BioKube. The concept aims to save approximately 15,000 gallons of water that American households use in a year to water their lawns. In a regular septic tank concept gravity plays its role to settle down the solids and the water goes into a tank with water cleaning bacteria and then it is released to the leaching field for further cleaning of water through bacteria. In the new septic tank concept by BioKube, there are various bioblocks with water cleaning bacteria in the tank. The new septic concept eliminates the process of filtering water in a leaching filed the entire recycling process takes place inside the tank itself.
Grey Away water harvesting system
Gray water harvesting system developed by Stuart Winkless is a unique idea designed to recycle the gray water from gutters and sinks. The system has carbon filtering system at two stages, making the water reusable in toilets or for watering plants. The gray water harvesting system is made of recycled material and requires human attention only once in six months, to clean the filters. The simple yet effective gray water harvesting system is a great way to start water conservation at home.
Eco friendly shower works on recycled water
The concept of eco friendly shower that works on recycled water is perceived by designer Victor M. Aleman. The system is a shower and spa combo that recycles wastewater through electric systems and filters to give you a green massage. The shower recycles the water and further distributes it to provide a massage.
EULO is gray water recycling kitchen sink that enables 100 percent of kitchen sink water to be reused. The water first comes in contact with the particle strainer attached on the main basin of the sink. Then it flows to the gravity activated carbon filter beneath the plughole and finally it gets purified by the UV filtering lights. Once you complete the dish washing, the water is directed for irrigation in the garden.
Recycling bath water
Recycling bath water is a great source of water conservation. There have been innovations for bath water recycling and one such unique concept is Phyto-Purification Bathroom by designer Jun Yasumoto. The concept is based on the use of natural and simple filtering principle called phyto-purification for recycling wastewater. There are natural plants like reeds, rushes and lemnas to filter the heavy metals, large particles and aquatic micro-organisms respectively. Apart from the plants, the recycling system also uses a carbon filter to eliminate micro-particles.
PepsiCo to recycle water
PepsiCo, the food and beverage pioneer with scrumptious potato wafers have realized that the potatoes have nearly 80 percent water that goes waste while making the chips. The company has now decided to recycle and reuse the water from the 350,000 tons of potatoes every year that are used to make chips. The company will be taking its four factories in UK completely off the water grid. The company will recycle the water from the potatoes and use it as a resource for manufacturing consumable goods.
Ecocubo is simple water recycling system that can be used in smaller places like beneath the washbasin. As you wash your hands, the water does not go waste and is collected in a bucket which is integrated beneath the sink. Ecocubo also has an option to flush away gray water, if it is too dirty for watering plants or mopping the floor. The interesting aspect is that the bucket can be stored away when you don’t need it.
Recycling storm water for drinking purposes
Storm is a natural source of water; however it gets contaminated due to pollution levels. Australian government has conducted tests to recycle urban storm water. The government is also working to prevent the flow of storm water into the sensitive Gulf Saint Vincent as it threatens one of the best coral reefs found here. The treatment of water is done through wetlands and the water is successfully recycled to reuse it for several other purposes than drinking.