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Ethel Baraona Pohl
, 19 May 2009
ecohostel andromeda is an ecological hostel on a barge in Ghent. Price-conscious sleeping, but with all the qualities of a hotel! 'Eco' refers to the underlying ideas of the hostel, both...
A reedbed on our roof purifies our wastewater. The first treatment consists of reed plants, whose function is twofold: the reeds take nitrates as nutrients and bacteria around the root ensure the degradation of dirty substances. The main treatment consists of twenty different plants and produces a biological filter where micro-organisms digest the remaining waste and viral life dead. The final treatment removes phosphates, nitrates and the last remnants of bacteria. The purified water is used to flush the toilets.
I 'll make some drawing to show the system and put it here....
thanx for your interest !!
Liselot Claeys & Maarten Verbrugghe ( owners & architect of the barge)
posted 23 May 2009
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