UK WATER INDUSTRY RESEARCH

 

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Energy from Sewers

 
Price: £300  

The opportunity for heat recovery from sewers and other forms of energy generation was investigated and a selection tool produced to identify heat recovery opportunities and support water utilities in developing clear business cases.

The literature review identified the scale of energy recovery technologies available to water services utilities.

Risks from blockages caused by heat exchanger or turbine heat recovery in the sewerage system were identified as were potential risks to wastewater nitrification (unless heat is taken from treated effluent).

The legal conclusion reached is that wastewater may be classified as waste, therefore permits may be required. 

Heat recovery from wastewater can make a significant contribution to the reduction of the carbon footprints in water utility service providers. The scale and opportunity for energy recovery from sewers is dependent on local conditions.

   

 

UKWIR Reference :- 19/SW/03/1Published Date :- 08/12/2019
Retail Price (£) :- 300ISBN :- 978-1-84057-884-3