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Modular glass geometries are shaped to redirect and capture direct solar irradiation, providing interior shading and diffuse daylight spatial conditions. Coupled with multi-barrier water treatment systems, SEWR effects tertiary-stage disinfection by inactivating pathogenic contaminants through solar pasteurization and solar water disinfection processes.


The SEWR system prototype presents a contextual exhibition of the water cycles in the built environment by thrusting water networks out of the ground, out of centralized basement-bound greywater systems, and into proximity with the spaces humans inhabit.

The Solar Enclosure for Water Reuse (SEWR) system is a stationary concentrating solar-driven hybrid system for enhancing point-of-use water safety and onsite greywater reclamation, while decreasing both primary energy consumption and solar heat gain that is associated with glazed building facades and mechanical systems. 

Can we purify and recycle water through solar building envelopes?

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Anna Dyson, Mandi Pretorius, Nick Novelli, Jason Vollen, Matt Gindlesparger, Jaehong Kim, Kristin Malone, Satoshi Kiyono, Inhyeong Jeon, Eric Ryberg, Xuanhao Wu.

Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD), Washington DC, April 2015. Society for Computer Simulation International (2015)

Nick Novelli, Justin Shultz + Anna Dyson (2015)

Proceedings of the PLEA Conference. Bologna (2015)

Mohamed Aly Etman, Nick Novelli, Justin Shultz, Kenton Phillips, Brandon Andow + Anna Dyson (2015)

PLEA 2016 Los Angeles: Towards Regenerative Environments (2017)

Simulation of building integrated solar energy storage system in hot humid climates

Eli Lichter-Mark, Mohamed Aly Etman + Anna Dyson (2017)

PLEA 2016 Los Angeles - 36th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture. Cities, Buildings, People: Towards Regenerative Environments (2017)

Kenton Phillips, Alexandra Rempel + Anna Dyson (2017)

Can we purify and recycle water through solar building envelopes?

Renewable bio-based circular material economies in timber, post-agricultural by-products and plant-based bioremediation

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SEWR

SOLAR

ENCLOSURE

FOR WATER

REUSE

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Anna Dyson, Mandi Pretorius, Nick Novelli, Jason Vollen, Matt Gindlesparger, Jaehong Kim, Kristin Malone, Satoshi Kiyono, Inhyeong Jeon, Eric Ryberg, Xuanhao Wu.

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EPA, NSF, US D.O.E., NYSERDA, NYSTAR

Nick Novelli, Justin Shultz + Anna Dyson (2015)

Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD), Washington DC, April 2015. Society for Computer Simulation International (2015)

Mohamed Aly Etman, Nick Novelli, Justin Shultz, Kenton Phillips, Brandon Andow + Anna Dyson (2015)

Proceedings of the PLEA Conference. Bologna (2015)

Eli Lichter-Mark, Mohamed Aly Etman + Anna Dyson (2017)

PLEA 2016 Los Angeles: Towards Regenerative Environments (2017)

Simulation of building integrated solar energy storage system in hot humid climates

Kenton Phillips, Alexandra Rempel + Anna Dyson (2017)

PLEA 2016 Los Angeles - 36th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture. Cities, Buildings, People: Towards Regenerative Environments (2017)

Anna Dyson, Jason Vollen, Mark Mistur, Peter Stark, Kristin Malone + Matt Gindlesparger (2105)

U.S. Patent No. 9090486B2

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Modular glass geometries are shaped to redirect and capture direct solar irradiation, providing interior shading and diffuse daylight spatial conditions. Coupled with multi-barrier water treatment systems, SEWR effects tertiary-stage disinfection by inactivating pathogenic contaminants through solar pasteurization and solar water disinfection processes.


The SEWR system prototype presents a contextual exhibition of the water cycles in the built environment by thrusting water networks out of the ground, out of centralized basement-bound greywater systems, and into proximity with the spaces humans inhabit.

The Solar Enclosure for Water Reuse (SEWR) system is a stationary concentrating solar-driven hybrid system for enhancing point-of-use water safety and onsite greywater reclamation, while decreasing both primary energy consumption and solar heat gain that is associated with glazed building facades and mechanical systems. 

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