Modeling the influence of district heating systems on drinking water temperatures in domestic drinking water systems within domestic properties

Bram Hillebrand, E.J.M. Blokker

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Abstract

In this research, we investigated the influence of the heating of drinking water in the connection pipe under the influence of nearby district heating and the effect this has on water temperatures throughout the domestic drinking water system (DDWS) of a typical Dutch domestic property. We found that stagnant water in the connection pipe warms up fast, reaching the surrounding ground temperature in about 15 min, and these temperatures can be found throughout the house at taps such as the shower and the kitchen tap. Flowing water in the connection pipe is also, depending on the pipe length, heated up several degrees. The prevention of high temperatures in the soil around the connection pipe is the best measure to prevent high drinking water temperatures at the taps.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2021
Subtitle of host publicationPlanning a Resilient Future along America's Freshwaters - Selected Papers from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2021
EditorsLily A. Baldwin, Veera Gnaneswar Gude
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages961-968
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780784483466
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2021: Planning a Resilient Future along America's Freshwaters - Virtual, Online
Duration: 7 Jun 202111 Jun 2021

Conference

ConferenceWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2021: Planning a Resilient Future along America's Freshwaters
CityVirtual, Online
Period7/06/2111/06/21

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