ENERGY RECOVERY IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT STATIONS (WWTPs)

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A Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) or Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is a facility whose objective is to reduce water pollution through some procedures to acceptable limits for the receiving channel. This process consumes a large amount of energy, in Spain, it accounts for approximately 2% of the total energy demand. Currently, water purification already produces …

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HYBRID SOLAR ENERGY – HYBRID PHOTOVOLTAIC INSTALLATIONS

Hybrid photovoltaic installations are electricity generation systems that combine solar energy with other sources of renewable energy. In our case, the installation of photovoltaic panels is combined with the installation of micro hydraulic turbines. How does a hybrid photovoltaic installation work? The operation of hybrid installations is based on taking advantage of the energy generated …

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MICRO HYDRO TURBINES THAT CONVERT WATER PRESSURE INTO ENERGY

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Water agencies, thanks to our micro hydro turbines, can control water pressure while producing 100% renewable energy, turning excess pressure into a revenue stream. It is installed in line or in parallel to a pressure reducing valve (PRV) converting excess pressure into electricity, which provides the installation with an economic income with an extremely fast …

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SMALL HYDRO POWER PLANTS: TYPES OF MICRO HYDRO TURBINES

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A small hydro power plants can be equipped with different types of micro hydro turbines. In the market, currently, the best known are; Pelton turbine Banki turbine Kaplan turbine Pump used as turbines (PATs) Francis turbine Crossflow turbine Powerturbines is a pioneer company in the use of pumps used as turbines (PATs) and a national …

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WATER TURBINE IN THE LABORATORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CÓRDOBA

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This week we have started up one of our Microbat turbines for battery charging in the city that has the most UNESCO World Heritage titles in the world, Córdoba. Specifically, the installation has been developed for the Hydraulic Laboratory of the Leonardo da Vinci Building of the University of Córdoba (Campus de Rabanales). This laboratory …

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MICRO WATER TURBINES COMMITTED TO THE ENVIRONMENT

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Water is a scarce common good, essential for the well-being of our society and necessary for a good quality of life, at the same time that it is a basic resource of any world economy. Its scarcity raises the need for efficient management. At Powerturbines, we want to contribute by providing innovative, sustainable solutions that …

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WHAT IS A TURBO-PUMP? PUMP AS TURBINE CONNECTING WITH PUMP

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Typically in microhydro systems the torque from the output shaft of the PAT is converted into electricity by use of a generator. This provides great flexibility for the use of the power as the electricity is easy to transport and use for multiple devices at the same time.   The losses experienced in the generation …

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DO YOU REALLY KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT OUR PUMPS USED AS TURBINES?

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According to a recent market study, policy decisions like the Kyoto Protocol, in combination with the increasing cost of energy, are generating increasing demand for alternative, renewable sources of energy in all market segments. In Germany alone, there is a posited potential for pumps as turbines (PaTs) on the order of 100 – 250 MW …

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POWERTURBINES: WATER TURBINES MADE IN SPAIN (EUROPE)

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On this occasion, we have installed a battery charging turbines (Microbat Series) at the entrance to a drinking water reservoir to provide electricity to it, making it an energy-sustainable facility. Remember that our water turbines for self-consumption: They are a source of renewable energy for self-consumption both isolated and connected to the electricity grid. They …

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