SUStank ® Team Members :Eleftherios Kosmas,Yannis Vatopoulos, Alexandrsa Choli, dimitris tragoudaras, Konstantinos Pitsavas,Anastasios Younis, Konstantina MIchalopoulou, ilias kourtoudis Venture Lab - Second Assignment Original idea : Bin Gu
SUStank ®Annual Water Usage for a Family of Four(in Gallons)
SUStank ®Rainwater exceeds EPA drinking water standards as it falls from the sky.A well designed rainwater capture and treatment system assures that it stays that way.Rainwater has none of the contaminants that are being found in municipal water supplies such as pharmaceuticals, industrial contaminants, fertilizers and pesticides from runoff, chlorine, or flouride.It is easier to provide clean potable water compared to highly involved municipal water treatment plants which meet drinking water most of the time but pass contaminants on to users.
SUStank ®Environmental Benefits :The environment is important to you, right? You know that the manner in which you take care of it today determines its integrity for future generations.When you collect rainwater, you have a direct positive impact on the environment that all can see.Rainwater collection obviously reduces municipal water use, but exactly how does this help the environment?.
SUStank ®Environmental Benefits :Collectively, rainwater can have a major impact on water supply and has been shown to be able to reduce municipal water demand enough that large new public water sourcing projects become uneccesary.In urban settings, up to 90% of water runs off because of all the hard surfaces like roads, parking lots, and roofs. In nature, up to 90% soaks into the ground. Rainwater systems counteract storm water run off and thereby reduce flooding, erosion, and ground water contamination. When combined with enlightened infiltration designs like rain gardens, a natural state can be regained.
SUStank ®Environmental Benefits :Using well water is better than using city water for things like irrigation but it very directly depletes ground water supply. Taking water out of Lake Lanier, for example, also affects ground water. On the other hand, irrigating with rainwater helps replenish groundwater supplies.Infrastructure projects to increase water supply use massive amounts of energy and natural resources in addition to the obvious cost to taxpayers. Rainwater collection helps minimize the need for these projects.
SUStank ®When you capture the rain that falls on your roof (and other hard surfaces on your property) and use it to care for your garden, landscaping, household maintenance and even to provide your drinking water, you’re choosing to make the most of your home while also caring for the environment.You reduce your municipal water bills and water supply dependence, improve the health of your garden and plants by using cleaner water to nourish them, and enjoy the satisfaction that comes from living a more sustainable, self-reliant lifestyle.
SUStank ®A d v a n t a g e s of rainwater collection : Reduce your dependency on expensive municipal water supplies and delivery systems Promote the beauty and enjoyment of your outdoor living area Avoid watering ban restrictions Protect your garden and landscaping from droughts Solve erosion problems or problems with flooding
SUStank ®A d v a n t a g e s of rainwater collection : Provide chlorine-free, contaminant-free water for growing fresh vegetables, colorful annuals, hearty shrubs and beautiful shade trees (there is simply no better water than rainwater for your plants) Upgrade your landscaping without worrying about losing your investment due to watering bans or lack of water Use rainwater inside your house and further reduce your dependence on the municipal water supply Be as self sufficient and off the water grid as possible
SUStank ®Sustank is a sustainable modular system for rainwater harvesting that can be readily used to provide purified water to households, reduce utilities costs, and promote an autonomous environmentally-friendly lifestyle.It comes in 3 different proposed packages with unique features: Oceania,Pebble,Poseidon
SUStank ®features Pebble Oceania Poseidon ● ● ●Weather proof, environmentally-friendly, recyclablematerial ● ● ●Smart Cover (prevents mosquito breeding, reduceevaporation losses, contamination and algal growth) ● ●High level water filter (grade A, for drinking waterpurification) ●Water filter (grade B, for basic purification) ● ●Integrated Periodic Self-Cleaning System ● ●Water level sensors, consumption+ temperature sensorsMicroprocessor & lcd screen ●Forwarding technology that pushes information to theInternet and offers aggregated data on a per house andper region basis;
SUStank ®Uses:- drinking water- cooking- washing- plant watering- urban use (on rooftops)
SUStank ®Benefits:- water supply rainfall, an untapped resource- cost-effective, through utilities savings- autonomy- sustainability- environmentally friendly, while drinking water supplies are diminished globally
SUStank ®Features:Passive (standard)Water filter (grade B, for basic purification)Cover to prevent mosquito breeding and to reduce evaporation losses, contamination and algal growthWeather proof, environmentally-friendly, recyclable materialEasy to clean and maintain
SUStank ®Features:Active (optional, based on modular design)High level water filter (grade A, for drinking water purification)Additional water tanks and connectors to increase capacitySensors for: water level, consumption, temperatureMicroprocessor & lcd screen for: monitoring saving and consumption data, displaying day/week/monthly figures, alarms (low/high water level, freezing temperature)
SUStank ®Features(Active):Forwarding technology that pushes information to the Internet and offers aggregated data (demand, supply, consumption, savings) on a per house basis; also on a per region basis to recognize trends and increase environmental and consumption awareness.Smart technology that suggests and/or prioritizes the alternative rainwater usage depending on activity demand (drinking, cooking, washing, plant watering) and on weather forecasts; e.g. indicate rainfall in tomorrows forecast and suggest using up or storing in house (bottles, containers etc) water tank reserve. Smart system also gat
SUStank ®Installation:Tank on rooftopsPlumbing components for connection with tap (adjustable to needs)Optional extra modules