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A process and system recycles and reuses gray water generated by dishwashers, showers, carwashes, and clothes washers while maintaining the same cleaning performance as current systems. Hollow-fiber membrane ultrafiltration is used to reduce fresh water supply demands and gray water generation where voluminous quantities of the latter are generated. For a clothes washer, the gray water reuse or recycle system consists of a closed-loop water recycle which can be redirected to a storage tank for other applications, or directly used in situ with a clothes washer for subsequent rinse cycles. The process uses, at a minimum, 50% less water than conventional residential and commercial washers, and also decreases detergent requirements by 30% because a portion of the rinse water can be re-used for subsequent wash cycles.

Title
Process and system for recycling and reusing gray water
Application Number
8/600460
Publication Number
5868937
Application Date
February 13, 1996
Publication Date
February 9, 1999
Inventor
Steven Dale Gann Sr
Merritt Island
FL, US
Nidal Abdul Samad
Palm Bay
FL, US
Charlie Ramos
Satellite Beach
FL, US
Robert Peter Scaringe
Rockledge
FL, US
Dwight Douglas Back
Melbourne
FL, US
Agent
Evenson McKeown Edwards & Lenahan P L L C
Assignee
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
FL, US
IPC
B01D 61/00
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