Recycled Water Shower

Use the same water for weeks?

This shower recycles, purifies and then reheats the same water over and over again -- saving water and electricity. Designers claim this shower will use up to 30 times less water and a fraction of the electricity. Since the water is already warm, it needs to be reheated less than cold water. Users would save thousands in energy costs.



Here's the link to the story:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/11/tech/innovation/futuristic-water-recycling-shower-orbsys/index.html

Developers are thinking of expanding this technology to car washes, washing machines, and other water intensive uses. Water parks?


     Posted By: gdanea - Fri Nov 15, 2013
     Category: Engineering and Construction





Comments
Bet nobody pees in that shower! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/15/13 at 11:22 PM
After I scrub my hairy butt I'd just as soon NOT wash in the same water again. But, hay, that's me so....
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/16/13 at 06:17 AM
Of course, we're all doing this already, all the time. The only difference is that the water is not usually purified in-house.
Posted by Richard Bos on 11/16/13 at 08:43 AM
Richard: We have our own 70m well, fresh water every time. Then again clean, fresh water is something Sweden isnĀ“t in short supply of.
Posted by F.U.D. on 11/16/13 at 10:16 AM
The energy used to create/dispose of the filters that would need replaced in the system as well as the reheat cycle etc et al (disposal of existing units and creating this one) on and on probably add up to more environmental waste than just taking a short quick standard shower.

Practicality always trumps things like this.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 11/16/13 at 02:43 PM
F.U.D.: Yeah. And that water has come through the topsoil and bedrock down to your well, spending all that time being excreted in by fish, dripped into by cave algae, and leaching goodness knows what heavy metals (how far is Ytterby from Stockholm again?) from the surrounding rock, and when you drink it, it hasn't had all that filtered out of it, either.
All water we drink, and all water we shower in, is recycled. Even if your water source is provably one million years old, that still means that it's been through the urethrae (or whatever a trilobite had instead) of various animals for a couple of thousand times - and I suspect it's more like a thousand years old or so, and a million times recycled.
Posted by Richard Bos on 11/17/13 at 08:31 AM
Considering that the dinosaurs lasted 300 million years, during a lot of which there was no permanent ice caps, all water is recycled dino piss. Cheers!
Posted by Captain DaFt on 11/18/13 at 07:26 PM
My in-laws used to have a SudsSaver washing machine.
Posted by RobK on 11/19/13 at 12:08 PM
Water parks already recycle 100% of their water. 😉 So too late for that one!
Posted by Calli Arcale on 11/27/13 at 02:05 PM
Idk about that and i liked the first comment for sure nobody pees in that shower
Posted by [email protected] drunk people videos on 01/28/14 at 12:17 PM
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.