Contribution of Water Saving to a Stable Power Supply in Vietnam
AbstractIn Vietnam, the rapid expansion of cities is exceeding the supply capacity for water and electricity, and restrictions on water supply and blackouts occur on a daily basis. In this study, the authors examined whether water-saving equipment could solve these problems. This paper focused on toilet bowls that consumed a large amount of water, and on showers for which heat consumption was high. In Vietnam, the main heat source for showers is the electric water heater, typically having a power consumption of 2500–4500 W. Although the current diffusion rate of such water heaters is just 13%, their use will spread widely in the future. These heaters have already placed a peak load on electricity consumption in winter when a large amount of energy is consumed for heating water, and they will become a significant factor in blackout risks as their use becomes commonplace nationwide. It is clear that the introduction of water-saving showers will allow not only a more efficient use of water resources, but will also mitigate against the risk of blackouts. View Full-Text
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Otani, T.; Toyosada, K.; Shimizu, Y. Contribution of Water Saving to a Stable Power Supply in Vietnam. Water 2015, 7, 2900-2907.
Otani T, Toyosada K, Shimizu Y. Contribution of Water Saving to a Stable Power Supply in Vietnam. Water. 2015; 7(6):2900-2907.Chicago/Turabian Style
Otani, Takayuki; Toyosada, Kanako; Shimizu, Yasutoshi. 2015. "Contribution of Water Saving to a Stable Power Supply in Vietnam." Water 7, no. 6: 2900-2907.