Developments in the quality of treated greywater supplies for buildings, and associated user perception and acceptance

K. Hyde, M. J. Smith, K. Adeyeye

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Abstract

A manufactured aeration and nanofiltration MBR greywater system was tested during continuous operation at the University of Reading, to demonstrate reliability in delivery of high-quality treated greywater. Its treatment performance was evaluated against British Standard criteria [BSI (Greywater Systems—Part 1 Code of Practice: BS8525-1:2010. BS Press, 2010); (Greywater Systems—Part 2 Domestic Greywater Treatment, Requirements and Methods: BS 8525-2:2011. BS Press, 2011)]. The low carbon greywater recycling technology produced excellent analytical results as well as consistency in performance. User acceptance of such reliably treated greywater was then evaluated through user perception studies. The results inform the potential supply of treated greywater to student accommodation. Out of 135 questionnaire replies, 95% demonstrated a lack of aversion in one or more attributes, to using treated, recycled greywater.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-140
JournalInternational Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies
Volume12
Issue number2
Early online date4 Apr 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • Greywater treatment
  • Low carbon greywater recycling
  • Domestic water reuse
  • Social acceptance and aversion

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