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jun yasumoto: phyto purification bathroom
aug 12, 2009
jun yasumoto: phyto purification bathroom


‘phyto purification bathroom’
image courtesy jun yasumoto

japanese born, paris based designer jun yasumoto developed ‘phyto purification bathroom’
together with alban le henry, olivier pigasse and vincent vandenbrouck.

the bathroom can become a mini-eco-system using this natural filtering principle by recycling
and regenerating the wastewater. the water from the shower and the washbasin is filtered
through an organic system before being re-used.


‘phyto purification bathroom’
image courtesy jun yasumoto

phyto-purification is a natural water-recycling process which is
commonly used
in ecological purification systems. during its
filtering process, the water goes through
different steps :

- the rushes are planted in sand which filters larger particles. the
root system of the rushes
contain various bacterias which break down
these particles for absorption by the plant.

- the reeds are planted next to the rushes as they have the ability to filter the heavy metals
from the water.

- the floating water hyacinths draw through their roots some of the water borne particles
which are still present in the water.

- the lemnas, which are also aquatic plants, bind to the remaining
aquatic micro-organisms
to complete the filtering process.
  
- finally, a carbon filter stops the remaining micro-particles.


rushes, reeds, floating water hyacinth and lemnas
image courtesy jun yasumoto


‘phyto purification bathroom’
image courtesy jun yasumoto

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