Gray Water Systems Persuasive Essay by Nicky

A discussion on the benefits of gray water recycling systems.
# 151217 | 1,927 words | 9 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on May 30, 2012 in Environmental Studies (Recycling)

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The paper discusses the increasing need for clean potable or purified water for the human population and focuses on the benefits of gray water systems, water recycling processes that capture already used water and make it available for future reuse. The paper highlights the advantages of water recycling units in residential homes and also explains how agricultural and commercial users can benefit from the implementation and use of these water recycling methods. Abstracts of the articles used as references are provided at the end of the paper.

From the Paper:

"As the world's population continues to grow, there will be an ever greater need for potable or purified water. Most people are completely unaware of just how big the problem of world water consumption is because they never think past turning on their sink or sprinkler system. Take into consideration the demands on the water supply by less obvious factors such as livestock and farming. There is an economy of scale: those massive agricultural irrigation systems that suck water out of rivers, lakes, streams and ponds consume hefty amounts of water that cannot then be used for any other purpose. Farms, cities, industry and the many other levels of human consumption place a great deal of pressure on Mother Nature. Globalization has actually increased the demand for water and has strained many regionally dry areas into even worse water deficits. For example, "industries and communities located in cold regions often face different challenges in treatment of wastewater from those of warmer regions." (Gao, Smith, & Sego) Unfortunately, the world has yet to create an economical or cost effective method for converting the vast amounts of ocean and sea water into useable drinking water."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Atlanta Water Harvest. (2009). Grey Water Recycling. Retrieved on October 19, 2009, from
  • Abu Ghunmi, Lina; Zeeman, Grietje; Fayyad, Manar; Lier, Jules B. van. (2009). "Grey Water Treatment in a Series Anaerobic - Aerobic System For Irrigation." Citation Only Available By: Bioresource Technology, Jan2010, Vol. 101 Issue 1, p41-50, 10p; DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2009.07.056; (AN 44260213)
  • Gao, W., Smith, D. W., & Sego, D. C. (2002). Treatment of Pulp Mill and Oil Sands Industrial Wastewaters by the Partial Spray Freezing Process. Water Research, Oct (2003).
  • Greenlink. (2009). Greenlink Water Solutions. Retrieved on October 19, 2009, from
  • Guillaume, Gay, Lorain, Olivier, Azouni, Aza, & Aurelle, Yves (2002). Wastewater Treatment by Radial Freezing With Stirring Effects. Water Research, Feb (2003).

Cite this Persuasive Essay:

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Gray Water Systems (2012, May 30) Retrieved August 13, 2022, from

MLA Format

"Gray Water Systems" 30 May 2012. Web. 13 August. 2022. <>