What is Wastewater?
Wastewater is a recycled form of water. Food scraps, human waste soaps, oils and chemical compounds are examples of these. This includes the water that comes from showers, sinks tubs, toilets dishwashers, washing machines and other appliances at home. Industries and businesses add to the volume of wastewater which must properly disposed. We consider wastewater treatment an important water use because it is integrated with other types of water use. A large portion of the water used by homes as well as industries and businesses should treated with a high degree of attention to by capturing CO2 Emissions prior to returning to the natural environment.
Why Should We Treat It?
If the word “wastewater treatment” is confusing you, then you may consider it to be “sewage treatment.” Nature has a remarkable capacity to deal with tiny quantities of water, wastes and pollutants. However, it would seem overwhelming if you did not take care to treat the millions of gallons of water and sewage that are produced each day, before releasing it to the natural environment. Treatment facilities can cut down the CO2 Emissions from wastewater to levels that the natural environment can manage.
Storm runoff can also be classified as wastewater. Although some believe that the water that flows down the street during a storm is clear but this isn’t the reality. Chemicals that run off parking lots, roads and rooftops can cause pollution to our lakes and rivers.
The importance of Wastewater Treatment
It’s about protecting our environment and our health. There are many reasons the cleanliness of our water is a must:
- Habitats of Wildlife our oceans and rivers continue to expand, and depend completely on shorelines, beaches and marshes. Many species of fish as well as other aquatic creatures depend on them to live. The habitats are use by water birds on their way to rest and for rearing
- Health Risks: Water can be a source of disease if not cleaned properly. Because we live or work in close proximity to lakes, harmful bacteria need to eliminated to ensure the health of the water.
- Life Quality and Recreation: Water is a great play area for all. Many choose to reside in particular areas due to the beauty and enjoyment of our waterways. Fishing, boating, swimming and picnicking are all the most popular water activities enjoyed by visitors.
- Fisheries: All animals and plants who are living in waters require clean water in order to live. This is essential in the world of fisheries, for recreational anglers and the next generation to come.
Regions and municipalities are advised to create new energy sources that are renewable due to environmental issues as well. Sharc Energy has developed the most effective solution that is geared towards controlling the heat recovery of wastewater systems.
What is Sharc/Piranha and how does it relate to Wastewater?
This wastewater heat recovery and cooling process is special water-to-water heat transfer system which extracts energy from the sewage and transforms it into hot water.
The hot water produced through the system is typically used to make use as potable Domestic Hot Water (DHW) However it could also used to heat water for hydronic heating.
It features a specially engineered Evaporator that can restore and transfer the energy produced by wastewater directly into a refrigeration circuit by using an NSF-372-rated double-wall brazed plate heat exchanger vented (condenser) which transfers the energy generated to treated wastewater.
All-In-One Heat Pump for Wastewater
- It’s less costly to reuse the heat energy produced by wastewater. In comparison to conventional methods, the energy cost for cooling and heating could reduced by as much as 80 percent.
- Sewer heat exchangers can considered environmentally sustainable and improve sustainability. The use of a heat exchanger for sewage treatment reduces the use of fossil fuels. It also benefits the environment by decreasing CO2 Emissions as well as increasing the intensity of carbon emissions in the building. These systems also save the water that could otherwise evaporate in cooling towers.
- Sewer heat exchangers can help save space and give the user more options in the design of their buildings. The configuration process is easy and fast.
- There is no limit to the quantity of waste that can generated. Wastewater is an affordable localized, distributed, and decentralized energy source. The current sewer system is not affect, and minor changes are required to get access to the wastewater
Local and Short Loops Examples
- Domestic Wastewater: Grey water that comes from bathroom facilities, as well as washing machines for dishes and laundry are warm. If we separate and treat greater in a separate manner, we are able to reuse not just the grey water, but the heat it holds. The majority of recovered services water can use for flushing toilets or irrigation and doesn’t require heating. Therefore we set up an energy recovery system to provide freshwater heating and water cooling.
- Commercial Wastewater Commercial laundry is a good illustration. As opposed the flushing process, wash water is discharge frequently and is very hot. By using the heat pump the warm wash water on site is clean. The users will save freshwater and energy for heating. In addition it is possible to recover energy from the excess wash water flow prior to it is discharge into sewer by using the heat pump
Are you interested in learning More about Sharc Wastewater Heat Recovery Solutions?
Wastewater Services is now an opportunity and are helping to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions and heating and cooling costs every second. Our highly skilled, enthusiastic advisors as well as skilled customer service representatives form our team of certified experts. Our simple approach to energy efficiency allows us to offer unbiased guidance to our customers on what their house or building needs. Contact us today by calling (604) 475-7710.