In recent years, water has become the biggest global concern due to depletion of water sources and global warming. This issue led people to find alternative solutions to preserve water sources and make benefit from water as much as possible. To reduce the domestic waste water discharged, new approaches have revealed. These new approaches aim to reevaluate domestic waste water by separating streams at the source with stream segregation as black water and greywater. Black water which can be basically defined as toilet wastewater and greywater is any domestic wastewater but toilet wastewater.
In conventional wastewater management systems, domestic wastewater is collected by a sewer system which mixes less polluted wastewater with the high polluted. This is ending up large investments on both drinking water supply and wastewater treatment systems. In recent years, domestic wastewater has been accepted as a source to be reevaluated.
Greywater is composed of anything (wash basins, bathtubs, laundry and kitchen sinks) but the toilet wastewater. Greywater is rich in organic matter but less polluted than black water. Greywater can be reused for cleaning, irrigation, toilet flushing and car washing.
Considering the amount of black water and greywater, 75% of domestic wastewater is composed of greywater.
Since greywater has no remarkable pollution and has no toilet wastewater inside, it has less amounts of pathogens and low concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorous. Hence, the treatment and the reuse of greywater are easier to apply and cost-friendly.
How Filternox® Filters are used in Greywater Applications?
Filternox® filters play a big role in Greywater Applications to remove solid particles like hair, dust, sand, mud and other suspended solids for various applications. For example in drip irrigation systems, tubing has very small drippers. These drippers get clogged very quickly by particles in greywater. In order to achieve a great success in greywater use, drip irrigation filtration is required to prevent clogging of outlets. Filternox® Automatic Self-Cleaning Filters provide solution in this case by removing these solid particles and prolong drip irrigation system’s life.
Another example, in car washing, it is needed to get rid of the solid particles in the greywater.
Otherwise these particles scratch the car paint and cause damage on the car surface. Car washing companies prefer Filternox® Self-Cleaning Filters to avoid any damage to their clients’ cars.
In domestic greywater use like toilet flushing, it is important to prevent clogging in the pipes and prevent accumulation of solid particles in the toilet to avoid bad, unaesthetic view.
Recommended filters for greywater applications
Filternox® FMS-WBV-MR and FMS-W&FMS-W-MR Self-Cleaning Filters are our recommended filters for greywater applications and all these models can be easily adapted into the existing system.
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