Drain Water Heat Recovery at the University of Guelph

Pentelow, Steffen
Green, Elissa
Green, David
Churchill, Alex
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In this paper we present the design of a heat recovery system for the University of Guelph's Athletic Centre pools that will increase energy eficiency and save the University money. Counter-flow heat exchangers will be installed on the overflow system of the pools and direct recovered heat into the water heaters that provide hot water for the building. The design incorporates several new components into the existing pool plumbing system in the Athletic Centre mechanical room.

Created in fulfillment of the course requirements for ENGG*3100 Engineering and Design III. This course combines the knowledge gained in the advanced engineering and basic science courses with the design skills taught in ENGG*1100 and ENGG*2100 in solving open-ended problems. These problems are related to the student's major. Additional design tools are presented, including model simulation, sensitivity analysis, linear programming, knowledge-based systems and computer programming. Complementing these tools are discussions on writing and public speaking techniques, codes, safety issues, environmental assessment and professional management. These topics are taught with the consideration of available resources and cost.
University of Guelph, heat recovery, drain water