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How Wastewater Energy Works

This is an overview of how Wastewater Energy Transfer (WET) works, in general as well as specific to SHARC Series and PIRANHA Series applications.

Heat Transfer basics

Thermal energy (heat, in red) can be passively or actively moved from one location to another.  

As the heat is extracted from the passing wastewater, either by passive (SHARC) or active (PIRANHA) means, the wastewater temperature drops because the heat has been removed.

The captured heat is applied towards a more useful purpose, typically hot water generation or space conditioning.

If you reverse the flow direction, the system can do cooling, too!

How
SHARC Series
works

A WALKTHROUGH OF WET DISTRICT ENERGY

A SHARC 660 was utilized for a District Energy passive energy loop that serves lelam villages’ 1,250 residential units.

Building/Process Heating & Cooling

District Energy/TENs: Heating & Cooling + Geothermal

How
PIRANHA Series
works

PIRANHA FOR MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL

A PIRANHA T5 was installed at 3200 Bluff, and the next phases’ developer wasn’t familiar with it, so they crunched the numbers of wastewater vs. other standard clean energy technologies. Watch the video to hear the story!

Building Heating & Cooling

District Energy Heating & Cooling (with Geothermal)

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