15 Jun '17, 9am

Hidden heat in sewers could warm Glasgow through winter

Posted on 15/06/2017 by Nick Sharpe Scotland’s sewers contain enough natural and discarded heat to warm a city the size of Glasgow for more than four months a year, figures released today (June 15) show. 921 million litres of wastewater and sewage – enough to fill 360 Olympic swimming pools – are flushed down Scots toilets and plugholes every day. Capturing the warmth contained in it could prevent more than 10,000 tonnes of harmful CO2 entering the atmosphere every year, new analysis has shown. Water in UK sewers can be as warm as 21c, and maintains a constant temperature throughout the year. The new figures – produced by Scottish Water Horizons for Scottish Renewables – show how renewable energy technologies like heat pumps and wastewater recovery systems could be used to harness that energy potential. Stephanie Clark, Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “These n...

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