REHEATS: Recycling Energy Hidden in Existing Wastewater Treatment Systems
- Aonghus McNabola, (Engineering)
- Paul Coughlan (Trinity Business School)
- Laurence Gill (Engineering)
- Michael Morris (AMBER / Chemistry)
- Brian Considine – Research Fellow
- Neda Nikou – Research Fellow
- Lucas Novakowski – Market Analysis & Business Development
- Lena Moher – Market Analysis & Business Development
Participating Companies and Demonstration Sites:
Water-energy Nexus, Wastewater Heat Recovery, Circular Economy
REHEATS – Recycling Energy Hidden In Existing Wastewater Treatment Systems.
There is often a significant quantity of heat left over in the wastewater generated by various commercial and industrial process. Instead of letting this heat go down the drain, REHEATS technology can recover it and be used to offset heating requirements for water resulting in reduced fuel expenses.
The REHEATS research team are aiming to reduce the energy consumed in water-heating by 40% and achieve a 2-3 years payback for the technology. This is being applied to commercial kitchens and industrial food processing facilities
This project integrates heat exchange technology into wastewater systems to recover waste heat and offset heating requirements leading to lower energy costs and carbon emissions for commercial and industrial establishments. Advanced materials and additive manufacturing in the heat exchanger design enabling state-of-the-art cost effectiveness and thermal performance.