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clean energy gets dirty: turning sewage into heat - in a heat pump

by:HICOOL     2019-09-01
clean energy gets dirty: turning sewage into heat  -  in a heat pump
This is especially true if you are Lynn Miller, founder of the international wastewater system, who has set up a $20 million business to collect heat from sewage.
This is not the most fascinating technology, but Mueller's heat recovery system Sharc can reduce energy consumption by 30% to 70%. (
It works better in a cold climate. )
Sharc is designed for major developments such as apartment complexes or communities.
Miller has completed 12 projects so far-
Including several residential development projects in Vancouver, a university in Scotland, a wool testing facility in Australia, and county wastewater treatment facilities in Camden, New Jersey.
The word is spreading--
Miller said his phone rang.
"We quickly changed from a small local company to a global company.
"We see that markets around the world are asking for this product," Miller said . " He added that his company is still working on projects worth $80 million.
Related report: About six years ago, Mueller introduced an international wastewater treatment system, requiring new small buildings to add solar panels.
Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
This is how it works: sewage--
Thanks to the shower, dishwasher and washing machine, it is already around 70 degrees-
Through the heat exchanger, the heat exchanger transmits the heat from the contaminated water to the clean water.
It then provides a heat pump, which is the key to making Sharc a smart investment: "It only costs $1 to provide $4 of electricity.
"It's worth 50 heat," Miller said . ".
Sharc can replace the cost of space heating and the hot water heater, both of which consume a large part of the gas or electricity bill.
It can also completely replace the cost of using gas or electric heating in a building using a "circulating" water ring system ---
Which is the largest-
Scale development.
This is not a new technology.
Heat pumps have been used by factories and other factories for decades and are often used in car engines and refrigerators.
However, sewage heat recovery is not common. Miller is one of the first companies to provide sewage heat recovery.
Stop building, installing and maintaining shops with technology.
Related: It's not cheap to convert waves into power Sharc systems.
According to the project, the cost of Sharc ranges from $60,000 to $1 million, and the annual maintenance fee is between $3,000 and $4,000.
Three years ago, Adera Developments installed a Sharc in a townhouse and an apartment development in Vancouver.
President nom Cuti said it recovered about 70% of the heat from the waste water, and the systems will pay for themselves in 10 years.
In addition: "The system is completely sealed.
"It can't smell," he said.
Some clients of international wastewater treatment systems use grants to cover a large part of the upfront cost. For the $1.
For example, 1 million Sharc were installed in Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, New Jersey, and all funds except $100,000 were paid by a clean energy grant.
Andy Kerry village, executive director of Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, said they would make back $100,000 in two years.
Sharc has a life span of 25 to 40 years, which means it can save $2 million in the end. "If [the Sharc]
Can be at cost-
An effective way . "
"It could be a transformative thing.
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