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“Cities Aim to Flush Heat Energy Out of Sewers. His [Lynn Mueller’s] system is designed for installation in individual buildings… it captures the heat from wastewater going down drains even before it leaves the building.”

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Energy Minister Fergus Ewing officially launched the UK’s first SHARC energy recovery system. It intercepts waste water from near a Scottish Water treatment works and uses a heat pump to then “amplify” its “natural warmth”. The system has been estimated to provide 95% of the heat needed by the Galashiels campus.

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“We quickly went from being a local, small company to a worldwide operation. We’ve seen markets around the world demanding the product,Mueller said, adding that his company has an additional $80 million worth of projects in the works.”

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“The novel technology is now installed in two condominiums and a community theatre complex in Vancouver, with dozens more systems in the planning stage around the world, including one for a hospital in the United States and another in Britain.“

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“A British Columbia company has figured out how to get energy – and money – from raw sewage while reducing global warming. “

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“Making the most of wastewater. The warm water being flushed down Canada’s sewers could become a huge source of recycled energy… a small company called International Wastewater Systems is on the leading edge of the technology and hoping to turn it into a formidable business.”

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“Burnaby firm turns waste to warmth – sewage recycled to heat and cool buildings. Such building-discrete energy recovery systems are fast becoming an effective way for city residents to reduce energy use and their environmental impact.”

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SEATTLE- City Council unanimously approved items that allow downtown developers to lay the ground work for alternative energy. The measures allow designers of Amazon’s Denny Triangle project to move forward with plans to install an underground waste heat network.” 

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“Key components that made IWS’s technology attractive to the City of Richmond included contracted minimal yearly maintenance and a life cycle projected in excess of 25 years. It is expected that this system will pay for itself within six or seven years, a good return on investment time frame that could be shortened by anticipated increases to natural gas costs.”

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“About 70% of the energy used to heat the buildings’ water is recovered and reused. When homeowners in the new Seven35 condos in North Vancouver or the Sail building at the University of BC take a shower or turn on their dishwashers, they can take some satisfaction in knowing the heat they use isn’t being wasted down the drain.”

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“With a payback that happens over a short time, a growing number of building developers are inquiring after the installation of IWS’s SHARC (sewage heat recovery) and Pirahana systems. IWS offers heat recovery solutions for space and domestic water heating in the winter, as well as for air conditioning systems in summer.”

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WaterCanadaLogo “Sewage heat recovery is gaining in popularity with operations underway in Norway, Japan, and China’s Beijing South Railway Station. North American cities are now waking up to the fact that there is a valuable energy resource currently flowing under the city streets.”

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“IWS’ Sewage SHARC (which stands for sewage heat recovery) uses raw sewage as a medium to produce hot water, heat, and cooling for large residential and commercial buildings. The sewage is used before it gets to the plant, with all of the solids removed. It is put through a heat exchanger and utilized to produce 140°F water for domestic potable use.”

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“Over the course of single day, an average American household sends an entire tank of hot water down the drain—and all of the energy it took to warm it ends up in the sewer.”

 

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NACE-Logo “Considering that ground-source heat pumps can provide 98% of a building’s energy needs, and sewage heat recovery dramatically reduces capital costs, it’s simple to see that combining the two technologies saves costs. Moreover, together, they provide an energy solution for buildings that’s sustainable, practically self-sufficient, and economically feasible.”

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“This energy saving technology is an environmentally friendly and cost efficient solution for multiple unit residential, commercial buildings and energy districts water heating systems. SHR systems can work at 500 to 600 percent efficiency, meaning that for every dollar spent on operational costs, $5 worth of heat is recovered.”

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header1 Mueller’s system uses direct heat exchange with filtered, but otherwise untreated, wastewater with a plate and frame heat exchanger. It employs a “clog proof” filtration system…”

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Constructon_Canada_logo “One such system was installed at the Seven35 Condominium complex in Vancouver. The first time this technology has been used in a North American residential building, it has contributed to earning the condominium the first dual ‘green’ certification in Canada—Platinum under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Gold under the Built Green Canada program.”

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Resources-QuarterlyMagCover “Turning Sewage into Savings. IWS is the only company in the world offering the complete system while also servicing and maintaining their Product over the course of its lifespan.”

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“This renewable system developed by the six-year old International Wastewater Systems captures the heat of sewage water produced by multi-unit dwellings and other large buildings and reuses it to heat potable water and air.”

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“On an industrial scale, SHARC is operating at Richmond’s Gateway Municipal Theatre, the Sechelt water treatment plant and at Borders College in Scotland, where it’s supplying about 95% of the heat requirements, as well as a wastewater treatment plant in New Jersey.”

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“International Wastewater Systems recently completed several installations, which provide the buildings’ heating and cooling from either the municipal or the building’s sewage waste water.”

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el “Company Converts Steaming Hot Sewage Water into Energy. On any given day, the average American blows through approximately 100 gallons of water… Rather than let this hot commodity flow down the drain, International Wastewater Systems, in Burnaby, Canada, has created a water-reuse system that taps into this wasted resource and converts it into energy as heat.”

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“In Richmond, British Columbia, some city managers and an enterprising energy efficiency company believe they may have turned a problem into a solution.”

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valve-magazine copy “Company Converts Steaming Hot Sewage Water into Energy. On any given day, the average American blows through approximately 100 gallons of water… Rather than let this hot commodity flow down the drain, International Wastewater Systems, in Burnaby, Canada, has created a water-reuse system that taps into this wasted resource and converts it into energy as heat.”

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logo_gln “Sewage Heat Recovery Technology: A Potential Game Changer.  International Wastewater Systems’ new technology has been installed in several buildings so far. One project, the 65-suite Seven35 Building in North Vancouver, B.C., has experienced a 75 percent energy savings on the production of domestic hot water and a 90 percent reduction in greenhouse gases related to water heating.”

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BSS_logo “Buildings lose potential energy every day as wastewater flows down the drains. But new technology means that building owners can create wastewater heating and cooling strategies to save money.”

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CPM_logo “Foul to Fair Exchange – Sewage a Source for Heat Recovery. Possible applications for the [SHARC] system include stacked residential, public facilities like sports and aquatic centres, industrial complexes and district energy systems.”

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bbylogo “Local company turns up the heat with a little help from the sewers. The Sharc system temporarily intercepts the sewage flow before it leaves a building and cleans it, and then puts it through an interface with a heat exchanger to either take heat out of the line or, in the case of air conditioning, put heat back in.”

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imt_green_clean_logo “A vast potential source of heat flows every day in the sewers underneath cities… One great advantage of Mueller’s system, National Geographic noted, is that it’s designed for installation in individual buildings, which doesn’t require city-owned property.”

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CleanEnergyPipeline_Logo “A US Department of Energy study found that 400 billion kilowatt-hours of energy, or $40 billion worth of power, is lost through the draining of sewage each year in the US alone.”

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GeorgiaStraight_logo “International Wastewater Heat Exchange Systems installed its first thermal-heat recovery system in Adera’s 60-unit seven35 condominium project in North Vancouver.”

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logo_canada.com “Wastewater heat capture a first in North America. The environmentally friendly design also gained the development more density.

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Construction_Mag_LOGO “Every day the average North American household flushes one full tank of hot water down the drain. In a city of 1 million homes, that is equivalent to approximately $500,000 in energy…”


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tpo_logo “Canadian Company Extracts Heat From Raw Sewage – International Wastewater Systems of Burnaby, British Columbia, is putting its own twist on the recovery of heat from sewage and wastewater. The company’s SHARC system employs sewage filtration to ensure that heat recovery works equally well for both raw sewage and wastewater. The system is also scaleable, from smaller multi-dwelling buildings to larger installations that can tap the heat from municipal sewer systems.”

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IMT_logo “Waste Not, Want Not: Heating Buildings with Sewer Water – Mueller’s International Wastewater has installed three of its patented SHARC (sewer heat recovery) systems in Metro Vancouver —  one in a 60-unit North Vancouver condo complex, one in Richmond’s Gateway Theatre, and another in a 172-unit condominium project near the University of British Columbia.”

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Living_on_earth_logo “Wastewater to Energy – MUELLER: We’re operating at 600 percent efficiency so every dollar we spend to recover the heat out of the sewer we get six dollars worth of heat out.”

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OBP_logo “King County Opens The Door For Heat Energy From Wastewater. Lynn Mueller, president of [IWHES] in Vancouver, BC that installs systems to extract heat energy from wastewater says , says to understand how this works, picture your refrigerator…”

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SABMag_logo “Mueller’s first successful installation of the SHARC system at the Seven35 Condominium complex in Vancouver Canada is currently operating at 600 percent efficiency.”

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logo_energi_miljo_fp “Drain heats domestic hot water…” Swedish magazine

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Journalofcommerce-LOGO “International Wastewater installed its system to provide hot water in a building called Seven35, owned by Adera Developments. The project comprises 60 one and two-bedroom stacked townhomes averaging 1,000 square feet per unit.”

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