Brabant Water - Heat and cold from drinking water

This SEB&C project investigates the thermal energy potential in the drinking water network. This is followed by development of a technique to extract the thermal energy from the drinking water network and to evaluate the business opportunities of such a system. The problem description of the project can be summarized as – “How to utilize the drinking water network as a source of thermal energy.”

This is accomplished by the following objectives:

1.       Identify the suitable point(s) of energy extraction in the Drinking Water network

2.       Propose suitable energy extraction techniques

3.       Perform a technical and financial analysis of the technique

4.       Front End Engineering design of the technique

This project was completed by Ram Ramachandra, January 2017.