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DIY – AIRCONDITIONING WASTE WATER RECOVERYRonald R. Stiffler
Senior Scientist, Stiffler Scientific, Humble, Texas, USADrStiffler@embarqmail.com
This paper covers the results of a project conducted by Dr. Ronald Stiffler inwhich otherwise discarded water obtained from the humidity reduction process inresidential air conditioning systems was diverted, captured and used in non-potableapplications.
Because of the constantly increasing price and scarcity of water and a growingConservation and Green awareness sweeping many parts of the globe a question aroseduring one of Dr. Stifflers water research projects; ‘Why is the recovered water fromresidential air conditioning units being discarded into sewer systems’?Water rates in many areas of the United States have reached and in many cases equal toor exceed energy costs. This can be seen specifically in areas switching from ground tosurface water sources. Along with these environmental factors is the added cost of delivery, quality, maintenance and security.Coupled with all of the above reasons it must be understood that City, State and Federalgovernment's have found water to be a deep pocket money source, which canbe continually tapped for money to fund all forms of programs and endeavors.The end user price for one thousand gallons of water in many areas of the United States isnow exceeding the cost of one-kilowatt of electricity. In the area in which Dr. Stifflerconducted this project, water for the test residence cost approximately $12.60 perthousand gallons for the water, which included additional fees from Municipal UtilityDistrict (MUD), and RWA (Rural Water Authority) fees and bond payoffs, while one-kilowatt of electricity cost $0.14.Water is essential for life as we understand it and places the consumer and provider atodds because of the delicate balance required between profit and survival.
II The Project