Hydroponic Farming from Treated Grey Water
- Hydroponics is a type of horticulture and a sub set of hydroculture which involves growing plant (usually crops) without soil , by using mineral nutrient solutions .Terrestrial plants may grow with their roots exposed to the nutritious liquid.
- Benefits of hydroponic farming over conventional farming are as follows:-
- Greater Yields.
- Less Space Needed.
- Less Water.
- Sustainable Farming.
- Not dependent on climate.
- To study characteristic of household grey water collected from our house.(pH, BOD, COD, oil & grease)
- Treatment of grey water. a)Primary treatment – pre-treatment to secondary treatment:-
- It is to recycle the grey water and use it as a nutrient water in hydroponic farming.
- To design a small residential unit of Hydroponic system with the maximum use of grey water to grow plants.
b) Secondary treatment:-
1. Gravel filtration
2. Sand filtration
- Production increases 3 to 10 times in the same amount of space.
- Many crops can be produced twice as fast in a well managed hydroponic system.
- Decreasing the time between harvest and consumption increases the nutritional value of the end product.
- Indoor farming in a climate controlled environment means farms can exist in places where weather and soil conditions are not favorable for traditional food production.
- No chemical weed or pest control products are needed when operating a hydroponic system.
Step 1 : Collection of grey water into a grey water collection tank.
Step 2 : Testing of untreated grey water in nearby testing lab.
Step 3 : Treatment of grey water which includes:
a) Collection tank (A mesh at input).
b) Disinfectant tank – (Coagulation process by adding alum and lime).
c) Storage tank for treated grey water .
Step 4 : Testing of the treated grey water and comparing it with the untreated testing results.
Step 5 : Based on the results of lab testing , we will add necessary nutrients in treated water.
Step 6 : Then this nutrient rich water will be passed to the Hydroponic system.
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