01 Jun Europe in the project “Technology Celsius” is trying to use heat for heat.
Europe in the project “Technology Celsius” is trying to use heat for heat.
Europe spends more heat than uses to maintain heat in buildings. If you go down on the escalator to the level of the platform at any deep metro station, for example London, then a wave of warm air will pour at you. Dug in the 19th century, poorly ventilated tunnels were not intended for today’s trips and such a volume of passengers. They hold the heat from engines, brakes and breathing of passengers of the London metro. This is not just unpleasant on hot days, but also problematic, as it is warmly spent on waste. Roughly speaking, this is a huge amount of energy that goes nowhere.
Last month it was announced that part of this energy would go to heating nearby houses. This is one of five such projects that are already in work. City thermal sources in European cities, such as wastewater from bathtubs and washing machines, can soon be used to reduce heating. In addition, Europe hopes this method to reduce carbon emissions also.
The European Union sponsored the development of the project 25 million euros. Researchers in Denmark have already established sad statistics that more heat is used to heating the building than it is necessary to heat. You just need to direct heat with greater benefit.
In London, hot air is planned to be captured from electrical substations and metro. Gothenborg seek ways to use heat from waste burning and giant industrial refrigerators. In Cologne, warmth will find the possibilities of using heat from the sewage system, and in Genoa researchers study pressure drops in the gas distribution network. In Rotterdam, massive servers in data processing centers were the object of heat.
The most promising sewage systems and garbage plants are considered, but the first project will most likely be launched in London, where Islington spends 2 Islington 2.3 million pounds sterling to provide the nearby houses with a warmth from the metro by 2016. The project is based on a Bangill power plant, which is located near Silicon Carousel (Center for Technical Startups London).
The project as a whole is called "Celsius technology". The authors will find that 50 cities that took part in the project will already show economically viable results by 2017.