Modelling heat recovery potential from household wastewater

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There is a strongly growing interest for wastewater heat recovery (WWHR) in Sweden and elsewhere, but a lack of adequate tools to determine downstream impacts due to the associated temperature drop. The heat recovery potential and associated temperature drop after heat recovery on a building level is modelled for a case study in Linköping, Sweden. The maximum temperature drop reaches 4.2 °C, with an annual recovered heat of 0.65 kWh · person-1 · day-1. Wastewater temperature out from the heat exchanger was 18.0 °C in winter at the lowest. The drinking water source type can be an important factor when considering wastewater heat recovery.


External organisations
  • Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE)
  • Tekniska verken
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Energy Engineering


  • Energy use, Heat demand, Heat exchanger, Heat recovery, Wastewater
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1597-1605
Number of pages9
JournalWater Science and Technology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication categoryResearch