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A wastewater heat recovery system for individual showers
Currently, a lot of energy is wasted in the form of hot water. In fact, each shower only uses 15% of the calories contained in the hot water. When the water is ejected to the sewers, its average temperature is about 33°C for a standard shower at 38°C. This energy could be used to preheat the fresh clear water and reduce the energy needed. Moreover, the time waiting for hot water after the tap opening waste a lot of water. At each shower, 9 litres are lost during this phase. Gecko reuse 88% of the calories contains in the wastewater and provide hot water 3 seconds after the tap opening. By reducing the energy needed to warm the fresh clear water and reducing the waiting time for hot water, Gecko has a positive global impact.
The project has saved 7,261.8 kwh per year, the equivalent of 36,672 km driven by electric cars
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