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Fostering Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency in the Water Sector Using PATs and Wheels

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Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources Department, CERIS, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal
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Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2 D02 PN40, Ireland
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Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Naples “Federico II”, 80138 Naples, Italy
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Presented at the 2nd International Research Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment (IRCSEEME), Mieres, Spain, 25–27 September 2018.
Proceedings 2018, 2(23), 1438; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2231438
Published: 7 November 2018
REDAWN project will foster the adoption of hydropower energy recovery technology in built water networks in the Atlantic Area (AA). REDAWN will develop an adequate institutional, social and technological environment to foster greater resource efficiency in water networks. Pumps working as turbines (PAT) and other converters (wheels) became attractive to improve the water sector energy efficiency. However, the behavior of these devices are complex and it is difficult know its behavior. To overcome this problem, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models were used in conjunction with the conceptualization and laboratory tests to explore its performance. Different modes were tested and simulated: single PAT mode and in parallel in pressurized pipe systems and a wheel in an open channel flow.
Keywords: REDAWN; pump as turbine (PAT); Venturi Flume; computational fluid dynamics (CFD); renewable energy; energy efficiency REDAWN; pump as turbine (PAT); Venturi Flume; computational fluid dynamics (CFD); renewable energy; energy efficiency
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Ramos, H.M.; Simão, M.; McNabola, A.; Novara, D.; Carravetta, A. Fostering Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency in the Water Sector Using PATs and Wheels. Proceedings 2018, 2, 1438.

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