[permaculture] reed beds

Christoph Redwitz latuerlich at gmx.de
Thu Feb 7 10:22:56 EST 2008

Some research about it but not with greenhouse:


You can search for: (subsurface) constructet wetlands or artificial 
wetlands to. please let me know, if you find something interesting.

mIEKAL aND schrieb:
> Anyone have links to designs for reed beds, especially ones closed in  
> greenhouses?
> On Feb 7, 2008, at 8:00 AM, Christoph Redwitz wrote:
>> It not yet a concret plan. It's more a dream: moving to a warmer  
>> place.
>> Evapotranspiration is here in Germany no problem. The reed beds a
>> working very well. But i in hot climat, one says: reed beds are a good
>> option, because you can recycle your greywater in that way, and other
>> say, you can use reed beds but u wont get water back. But actually i
>> have these statements out of literatur. Thats why i am asking now  
>> here :)
>> Lawrence F. London, Jr. schrieb:
>>> Christoph Redwitz wrote:
>>>> Hi!
>>>> Does anybody have some experience with read bed purification in dry
>>>> areas? I'v read about it, that it is not practical there, because  
>>>> of the
>>>> high evapotranspiration loss of water. But on the other hand i  
>>>> heard of
>>>> many people that they use it. Do you get water back from that  
>>>> system?
>>>> And can you use the reed propperly?
>>>> Are there more effectiv plants to use on that kind of pourification?
>>> Reedbed greywater purification systems are widely used in the UK.
>>> Is evapotranspiration a problem unique to using reeds in beds?
>>> If so maybe erecting some kind of greenhouse over the bed would  
>>> reduce that water loss
>>> and infuse the system with clean condensed water from the inside  
>>> surfaces of the greenhouse.
>>> Left partly open in hot weather for ventilation and closed in cold  
>>> this structure could
>>> be left in place year round. Where are you thinking of using this  
>>> system? Europe?
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