Dave Burton wrote:What are you going to do with the straw after it has captured the grease? How often will you be changing the straw out? Where is the straw going to come from?
Also, how often is the water going to be oxygenated? And how is it going to be oxygenated?
One to oxygenate the water is to add a flowform or two or many:
In the video, you can see how the water splashes around a lot. You can also see the bubbles getting trapped in the water, too!
George Sandu wrote:Hi Levente,
I am looking to build a similar system in a different part of Transylvania, so with similar climate condition just maybe not as cold as your place in the winter.
My questions are not necessary for your system but just want to check some points to fit my design:
- The grace trap filter is placed below the freezing line? What would happen if the top part of this filter freezes … will the water still flow through the frozen straws or will overflow.
- How often you expect the straws will need to be changed (for your typical water consumption)? I would expect that needs to be changed less often in the winter if it’s close to freezing point since the decomposition will be slowed down.
- Do you see any problems on placing the grease trap on the end of the pipe (near the wetland)?
- On the wetland did you study the possibility of placing some evergreens suitable for cold climate instead of simple reed beds, does this make sense? I remember meeting some species of rhododendron growing in the alpine bogs with evergreen leaves. Searching on the net I found some possible candidates for this: Labrador tea (Rhododendron groenlandicum), Vaccinium macrocarpon (large cranberry)