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Techno-Economic Feasibility of Wastewater Heat Recovery for A Large Hospital in Toronto, Canada

Mechanical Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada
Presented at the 27th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, 27–30 May 2019.
Proceedings 2019, 23(1), 1; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2019023001
Published: 15 August 2019
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Abstract

Wastewater is an abundant and an underutilized thermal energy source that experiences steady temperatures and predictable flow rates year-round. These characteristics make it an excellent candidate to serve as the heat source and sink for heat pump based HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems capable of providing both heating and cooling. The potential for wastewater heat recovery is evaluated for a large hospital in the greater Toronto area, in Canada. A model was developed to calculate the operational savings and benefits of the proposed system, and the results from that analysis were used to carry out an economic analysis.
Keywords: wastewater heat recovery; renewable energy; hybrid HVAC; sewage wastewater heat recovery; renewable energy; hybrid HVAC; sewage
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
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