Bamboo for greywater treatment (constructed wetland)

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Dear Trevor,
Dear Jeff,

This is really the way to go, to clean greywater producing building material that can become fuel after some years and produce heat and charcoal!

There are Bamboo species that tolerate down to -20°C, what will work for many regions in Europe (not so far into the East even of Germany where they where below -35°C last winter, loosing many plant species). The downside is, that the tall ones up to 12 meter hight are running type, while clumping type (we should ONLY use these in settlements for not destryoying houses) species do not grow more than 5 to 6 meters hight.

Warm climates are lucky, once again, very tall clumping bamboo available.
Theyx can make natural fences and give shade from East and West.

There are many designs for woodgas stoves, our choice is those producing maximum charcoal. They are also good to utilise harder woody waste. Comnination of power generation is also possble, but not jet available for very small scale.

Ralf

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Dear Ralf,
Thank you for posting this promising strategy to cycle nutrients, filter waste water and grow fuel for cooking. Especially promising is the optimization of TLUD cooking stove that can burn bamboo for cooking and also create charcoal, that can be used in enhancing soil for food production systems when some of the char is saved for Terra Preta Sanitation system. I admire the work of Dr. Paul Anderson (Dr. TLUD) and the relatively simple T-Char stove design found at www.drtlud.com/2012/08/02/tchar-tech-paper-series/
Perhaps a T-Char stove can be an optional feature with TPS toilet marketing strategy, combining improved sanitation/soil fertility solutions with improved cooking stove design.
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Jeff
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Re: Bamboo for Constructed Wastewater Forest

Hi Ralf

Bamboo is an amazing plant. I was just wondering on how well Bamboo grows in colder climates like here in Germany, as most people associate Bamboo with warmer climates?

The you mentioned using the Bamboo in wood gasifyer stoves, have you got some examples of stoves that you have found produce a high quality Ph neutral biochar?

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Why is there no discussion on Bamboo? It has an amazing potential so we should really go for treating greywater with it, fertilising with urine is also good.

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Bamboo for greywater treatment (constructed wetland)

Please see an introductiion to Bamboo Constucted no-always-wet lands

They have very high potential for many applications!

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