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Hydropower recovery in water supply systems: Models and case study

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Nogueira Vilanova, Mateus Ricardo [1] ; Perrella Balestieri, Jose Antonio [2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Fac Engn Guaratingueta, Guaratingueta, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista, Fac Engn Guaratingueta, Dept Energy, Guaratingueta, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT; v. 84, p. 414-426, AUG 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 24

The energy efficiency of water supply systems can be increased through the recovery of hydraulic energy implicit to the volumes of water transported in various stages of the supply process, which can be converted into electricity through hydroelectric recovery systems. Such a process allows the use of a clean energy source that is usually neglected in water supplies, reducing its dependence on energy from the local network and the system's operation costs. This article evaluates the possibilities and benefits of the use of water supply facilities, structures and equipment for hydraulic energy recovery, addressing several applicable hydroelectric models. A real case study was developed in Brazil to illustrate the technical, economic and environmental aspects of hydropower recovery in water supply systems. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/07287-3 - Planning for sustainable cities: modeling and technologies
Grantee:José Antônio Perrella Balestieri
Support type: Regular Research Grants