Latest Hydro-BPT paper published in CIWEMs Water & Environment Journal
The latest journal publication by the Hydro-BPT team has been published in the latest edition of Water & Environment Journal produced on behalf of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). The paper is entitled 'Energy recovery in the water industry an assessment of the potential of micro-hydropower' and examines the energy, environmental and economic savings of hydropower in the water infrastructure.
Water supply is a core service on which civilised society depends. It involves considerable energy consumption, CO2 emissions and costs. As such, scientific efforts in the water industry in recent years have focused on improving the sustainability of water supply. This paper examines the potential for energy recovery in the water industry which may be exploited through the use of mini or micro-hydropower installations. A case study of water infrastructure in Ireland is included in the analysis to highlight the potential of this concept in practice. The results of this investigation show that in certain circumstances significant energy, environmental and economic savings are available with modest investment.
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Publication date: 15 October 2013