Art Ludwig wrote:I have always been a big believer in the purification powers of mulch, soil, and all the stuff growing in it...especially mycelium. If anything can treat pharmaceuticals, petroleum, etc...that's it.
I quickly became a skeptic of treatment before irrigation., at least for low volume systems. I think having the mycelium as part of the receiving landscape is a fabulous idea.
Tim Skufca wrote:
I agree that during the growing season when the soil is not frozen the greywater should definitely be directed to plants, but in cold climates it is better to treat greywater prior to dumping into a sump that then penetrates the ground water.
what does it mean when the author of a post's name is greyed out?
if the Mycelia uptake all these nasty contaminants, what do you do with the mushrooms?
what about the times in the winter when the ground is frozen and the snow has melted, or it hasn't snowed yet?
Tim Skufca wrote:A sump, in the way I used it here, is a void below frost that can accept a flow that then percolates the ground all winter long. The reason to "treat" the greywater prior to dumping into the sump is to use up the nutrients in the greywater (of course this would require the wet-land plants that "treat" the greywater to be in a heated space, ideally a passively-heated greenhouse space). Also, by "treating" the greywater prior to dumping into the sump means the effluent is cleaner and thus more appropriate to mix into the groundwaters.
I'm curious about the greywater system below the snow. This sounds interesting. However, what about the times in the winter when the ground is frozen and the snow has melted, or it hasn't snowed yet? A proper greywater system keeps the fluid away from direct contact.
...under the snow during the winter. I believe she did this research originally in the Fort Collins Colorado area, and I think we can assume that the ground was frozen.
Man, I wish chemical engineers wouldn't market toxic gick to stupid people.
Jason Vath wrote:
I wish the creation of such filth was illegal and that if they dared to continue, victims were allowed to defend themselves how they see fit. But that wouldn't be allowed.
I can't seem to get through one single day without being bombarded with some sort of chemical attack, mainly air pollution via laundry detergents & air-
unfresheners. These chemicals are freaking Evil. If I were king, there would be war over this.
Oops was I thinking out loud? Sorry, I must be insane to think of living in a world with fresh air, water & food.
I'm looking forward to learning from this thread!