Energy Savings by Waste water Heat

recovery system
The cost of heating water is the largest energy expense but most of this
water ends up going down the drain. Warm drain water is a source of
potential energy savings often ignored. In fact, approximately 90% of the
energy used for water heating is wasted down the drain. In North America
alone this loss represents about $40 billion each year.

A Power-Pipe Drain Water Heat Recovery (DWHR) System can recover a
large portion of that energy and generate significant cost savings in a broad
range of commercial applications, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

What can we save with DWHR :

Natural gas water heater + DWHR

Annual cost savings: 8393.75 Rs to 13726.25 Rs

Oil water heater + DWHR

Annual cost savings: 13133.75 Rs to 21428.75 Rs

Electric water heater + DWHR

Annual cost savings: 16886.25 Rs to 27452.50 Rs

Savings depend on DWHR model and configuration.

Heat Recovery Water Heating

Heat recovery water heating is the heating of heating domestic hot water
with the waste heat from the air conditioning system. This heat is rejected
from the air conditioner's condenser to the atmosphere. By recovering this
wasted heat and utilizing it to heat water, it is possible to substantially
reduce water-heating costs.


An air conditioning system with a water-cooled condenser, while producing a
ton of refrigeration or 12,000 BTU per hour of cooling capacity rejects
approximately 15,000 BTU per hour of heat to the atmosphere. An air

Even greater savings can be realized in some type of commercial establishments where the hot water requirements are heavy and there is a high internal heat gain from lights and people in the public area causing the air conditioner to run even during the winter months.000-5. It can be seen that during periods when the air conditioning system is operating. This hot water would be available during the summer months when the air conditioner is running fairly consistently. . the waste heat can produce sizeable amounts of hot water. Some restaurants.conditioning system with an air-cooled condenser rejects about 16. A residence with a three-ton air conditioner could expect from 15-to-25 gallons of hot water raised from 70 to-140 F every hour the air conditioner is running.000- 17.000 BTU per hour of heat for each ton of capacity. motels and Laundromats have been able to obtain 100% of their hot water during the cooling season from the heat recovery system. With heat pump. This is virtually free heat.000 BTU per hour per ton is relatively easy to recover with a very nominal investment in equipment. As the outdoor temperatures decrease the air conditioner will run less thereby making less hot wafer available. Additional savings are realized from reduced costs of operating the air conditioning system because of the improved condensing action of the heat exchanger. 3. hot water from the heat recovery system is available during the winter as well as the summer months. With a five ton air conditioner a. possible 25-to-40 gallons could be recovered.