FINAL PROJECT:Structures and Arguments > Technologies in Grey Water Filtration

Beginning: The introduction will consist of two different sections. The first section of the introduction will talk about the wastewater treatment, more specifically grey water treatment. The introduction will talk about the water scarcity that is present in developing and developed countries with presentable statistics and conditions. After that, grey water will be defined for the audience. More specifically, this research in grey water filtration will be applied to the UMD Solar Decathlon house. The second part of the introduction will take a look at the different available technologies and systems that are available for grey water filtration on a small scale, preferable on a residential scale.

Middle: The body of the paper will be divided into different sections. The first part of the body paragraph will discuss the Solar Decathlon expectations in conserving water, and how UMD will take on those expectations using a different and innovative design. The first part of the body paragraphs will take the reader through the process and design of the current grey water filtration system. The second half of the body paragraph will present the different technologies that have been tested and the results from the tests will be explained.

End: The last part of the paper will evaluate the different technologies, and which technology is best suited for residential grey water filtration applications. Furthermore, I will discuss the benefits of grey water recycling in combating future implications in society.

LOGOS: Schematics of UMD’s grey water filtration design, schematics and data presented of other grey water filtration technologies, numbers of U.S. residential water usage (per capita) in comparison to developing countries residential water usage

PATHOS: In the introduction, I will talk about the scarcity in potable water throughout the world and how it is necessary for innovative designs and technologies to encourage the preservation of potable water. Implementation of grey water technologies may be the answer to the water crisis that is present in many parts of the world today.

ETHOS: I will use the credibility of organizations like World Health Organization and Living Building Challenge. This paper will not only define grey water, but present available technologies for grey water filtration through case studies. Certain practices may or may not work. However, the successes presented from different case studies will definitely be highlighted.

STRUCTURE: The introduction will serve to present definitions and certain facts about grey water filtration. The introduction will also observe the current practice in waste water treatment facilities and current sanitation practices. The main body of the paper will consist of article reviews and case studies while discussing the current design that is going to be implemented for the UMD Solar Decathlon house.

GOAL: The overall goal for this paper is to outline the available innovative technologies in grey water filtration, and how that research has been taken into consideration into the design process of the grey water filtration system of the UMD Solar Decathlon house.
May 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEG
E -- really good plan. You may find that this topic grows rather large, especially if you spend too much time on the global case of potable water. Use some statistics to establish this but then move to the US case, too. For example, regional needs for water, say in the SW, or also under a climate change scenario.

You will want to spend the majority of your analysis and review of the technical literature so to help the team move quickly to designing and building a system.

You may want to narrow your source papers down to those that are "proof of concept" related, to keep the practical ever in mind.
May 2, 2017 | Registered CommenterMarybeth Shea