Industrial wastewater landscapes
Metzger, Nathan Ryan
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Traditional wastewater infrastructures fail to reclaim value from disparate urban waste streams and respond to local and regional contexts. Industry, as a source of point-source pollution, can benefit from localized wastewater treatment and reclamation. At craft breweries, on-site wastewater pretreatment is becoming a common practice. This thesis proposes a landscape-based approach to the treatment and reclamation of brewery effluent and examines the potential of treatment methods to address economic, ecological, and social systems. Projective design at a medium-sized craft brewery in Athens, Georgia is used to demonstrate how wetland technologies may be incorporated into site planning and design of decentralized wastewater infrastructures.