Localized Sustainable Water Management in Practice: Ecological Engineering as a means for an eco-cyclic water system at the Berga Greenhouse Project
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
AbstractDue to a growing concern towards issues of sustainability and sustainable development as well as resource scarcity there is a need for increased local cultivation. Cold climate conditions in Sweden make greenhouses necessary for the cultivation of many species. In order to increase the sustainability of greenhouse production processes water cycles should be nearly closedloop cycles. To demonstrate this in practice the Berga Greenhouse project under development by the Centre for Health and Building at the Royal Institute of Technology is used to provide a visionary example. Through precipitation data and a water budget analysis a water reclamation rate of 85% was determined in order to bring the facility to water neutral status. On site water treatment through the use of ecological engineering was analyzed through the use of a multiple-case study of three prevalent technologies (Living Machines®, Organica Water, and Solar Aquatics™) which determined that Living Machines® was the most appropriate technology based upon factors related system performance and footprint.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 42 p.
, TRITA-CHB Rapport, 2012:83
Sustainable Development, Eco-cyclic, Wastewater treatment, Greenhouse, Water
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-104305OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-104305DiVA: diva2:563793
Centrum för Hälsa och Byggande, Marienens väg 30, Haninge (English)
Thunqvist, Eva-Lotta, PhD