Rainwater Harvesting System Design for CAMTAC Linamar Plant

Martyn, Sabina
Jusek, Kim
DeLuca, Matthew
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The system outlined in this paper was designed to reduce the cost of water at the CAMTAC Linamar plant through the harvesting of rainwater. The rainwater harvesting system consists of five components: collection, distribution, storage, water quality, and control mechanisms to accommodate non-ideal rainfall conditions. Historical rainfall data was used in a MATLAB model to simulate the amount of water that could be utilized by the CAMTAC plant using this system. From this model, it was determined that such a system could be implemented with a pay back period of 3.

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.
rainfall simulation, LEED status, Industrial water cost reduction