FINAL PROJECT PROPOSAL: Magnus Opus and Exigence > Solar D: grey water documentation

UMD Solar Decathlon: Integration of Technologies for Recycling Residential Grey Water
Written by E.G.

For the 2017 Solar Decathlon, University of Maryland’s entry will set the goal of recycling grey water into potable re-use standards. This paper is geared towards the UMD Solar Decathlon team. Reading this paper, the team will be able to get a grasp on the different technologies that will be integrated into the water system in order to achieve the goal of recycling grey water into potable standards.

In the United States of America and other developed countries, access to clean drinking water is not too difficult, especially in the United States where there are water supply lines running throughout every household. However, in developing countries especially more impoverished areas, access to drinking water becomes a challenge. Implementation of innovative technologies may be easier in developing countries where access to clean drinking water is a concern.

It is important to understand that in the United States, legislation and policy can hinder innovation and implementation of technologies in the filtration of wastewater. However, it is important to realize that the public needs to be educated in such technologies, which can lead to change in implementation.

The house will be constructed at the University of Maryland, College Park to be brought to the Denver, Colorado for the 2017 Solar Decathlon competition. The competition serves the purpose of changing the manufacturing industry of residential homes. For Maryland’s net-zero home, grey water from certain household appliances will be recycled into potable standards. This paper goes into detail on the available technologies for grey water filtration. Furthermore, this paper will discuss how the UMD Solar Decathlon team will integrate grey water and potable filtration technologies to recycle residential grey water. Although regulations do not allow for the recycling of grey water back into the home for drinking purposes, the Maryland team wanted the house to have existing technologies for the future and for all situations.

Document Type:
Compilation of Journal Article Reviews and UMD’s Own Design
April 25, 2017 | Registered CommenterMarybeth Shea
E, you can this proposal to write two related documents: an annotated literature review (one document) and the preliminary design document (problem identification, set of solutions, decision criteria, then, solution and defense).

Be sure to look at 1) previous SD documentation, 2) best practices on grey water now, 3) guidelines from SD governing body, and 4) notes from your team now.

Be sure to ask your faculty advisor about what I have written to you. Primarily, you should respond to their concerns.

Great project; GO TERPS!
April 25, 2017 | Registered CommenterMarybeth Shea