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An eco-friendly waster water treatment system at the Silk Farm

An eco-friendly waster water treatment system at the Silk Farm

An eco-friendly waster water treatment system at the Silk Farm

Artisans Angkor has worked on an innovative waste water treatment system to reduce its ecological footprint. This new system was implemented at the Angkor Silk Farm site near Siem Reap, and is fully operational. It is a forward-thinking project in Cambodia as it is the only one in the country – and probably in South-East Asia!

1 Water treatmentThis new waste water treatment system works byphytoremediation” which treats environmental issues by restoring the balance through the use of plants’.

Phytoremediation refers to the ability of certain plants to bioaccumulate, degrade or render harmless the waste water to be treated.

Thanks to this natural water treatment system, no chemical is used to clean waste water. The latter can then be reused for watering the mulberry trees feeding silkworms or even for the silk dyeing process… The remaining treated water can be naturally poured in the surrounding areas without any harm to nature.

The system also proves to be environment-friendly during its maintenance phase. Indeed, maintaining the system mainly consists in gardening, which will be ensured by two experienced gardeners who had received almost 1-year long training on that matter. Besides, its extreme low electrical consumption makes it an energy saver, which is also beneficial to the environment.

Alongside its efforts to preserve traditional skills, Artisans Angkor also aims at leveraging the most innovative techniques towards a same objective: sustainable development.

 

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