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Phil Thompson publishes on graywater

December 12, 2017

An article coauthored by Phil Thompson, “The future is now: Graywater treatment for a commercial building,” has been published in the December 2017 issue of Water Environment & Technology (WE&T). 

Professor Thompson, director of the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability, says his paper “summarizes four years of performance data for the Bullitt Center’s graywater treatment wetland and demonstrates the feasibility for such systems for large office buildings. The results also show that future designs should include ultraviolet sterilization to ensure compliance with permit requirements.” 

The Bullitt Center (1501 E. Madison St.), once the home to CEJS, is billed the “greenest commercial building in the world” and meets the rigorous standards of the Living Building Challenge

The premier magazine for the water quality field, WE&T provides information for professionals on cutting-edge technologies, innovative solutions, operations and maintenance, regulatory and legislative impacts, and professional development.