Thunder Monkey wrote:drain through a couple layers of cheese cloth, into a 5 gallon bucket or however big you need.
a sump in the 5 gallon bucket,
then an activated carbon filter after the pump. i would go with a larger one than the under the sink models. like .5 cubic feet to 1 cubic feet. this would have an incredible capacity for water to be filtered.
then you have not only reusable water, but you can drink it too. it would be cleaner than most tap water nationwide.
so you could theoretically provide drinking water as well as recycle gray water. AND IT WONT STINK EITHER!!!
ill talk it over further with some wastewater treatment and chemical engineers.
we could be onto something really righteous!!!
unjonharley wrote:The water going into my kitchen sink at home is filterd before it hits the drain.. . The water would be clean enough for bath..
unjonharley wrote: On the playa the main rinse can be filtered and possible reused.. While the per-waters go to evaperation.. leaving only the scum scabs and hair dryed to haul away..
unjonharley wrote:I stand on a folded beach towel that stops most of the playa dust/mud from going into the waste water in the first place..... but then again, a towels worth is all the water "I" need for a playa shower.. That's about one gallon..
unjonharley wrote:So instead of all your filtering work.. Get all your campers on the same page in a new way to shower..
current wrote:What is your strategy for floc?
swampdog wrote:Don't know if it's etiquette to throw my plans into someone else's thread for comment. If it's rude, apologies in advance.
swampdog wrote:Filter dishwater etc through a layer of screen-door material, then a layer of cloth, into a 32 gal trash can (raised up about 1 ft on blocks). /.../ The drain hose entrance is a little above the bottom of the trash can, so hopefully some of the nastiest stuff will settle below it.
swampdog wrote:From the drain hose, I've hooked up 200 ft of 1/2 inch black vinyl hose /.../ that's going to generate a fair bit of heat. Then I've got 20' of garden soaker hose. I figure by the time water drains thru all that it should be ready to hit the 12x6 foot evap pond.
swampdog wrote: The only problem I had is that there wasn't enough water pressure to push the water from the reservoir (trashcan) through 200 ft of 1/2 inch hose.
swampdog wrote: Suggestions?
unjonharley wrote:...the evap pond will be a oil drain pan (black plastic).. then a free standing camp fire grill.. hang sheets of paper towel from the grill to the bottom of the pan.. hold the paper with cloths pins.....
MrGod wrote:We have used a sand filter for the past few years for our kitchen waste water. It works really well.
capjbadger wrote:I'm surprised I haven't seen this here (perhaps I missed it)...
If grease and oils are such a problem, why not make a simple grease trap? Oils float...
Tom.Jennings wrote:Read the rest of the thread... The problem is oils etc emulsified with soaps. Try this simple experiment: fill a sink with soapy water. Scrape your dinner dishes free of big stuff. Wash in the sink. Scoop all the soapy, greasy, foody water into a bucket. Now try to separate the stuff from the water. That's the goal here.
It's tougher than it appears to pull off without a lot of energy or 'magic' (eg. "it just goes down the drain. It's magic!").
unjonharley wrote:gotta butt in here again..
after the gresse trap question.. I tryed my mesh basket/colander per- filter.. It held the grease and soap and seeped & wicked the water out..
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