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Sustainable Economic Solution to Prevent the Wasted Cold Water in the Start of Shower Time Using Low Cost In-Line Electrical Heater with MISO Fuzzy Logic Controller

Version 1 : Received: 8 April 2021 / Approved: 9 April 2021 / Online: 9 April 2021 (14:47:39 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 10 April 2021 / Approved: 12 April 2021 / Online: 12 April 2021 (15:13:45 CEST)

How to cite: Mahmoud, M.M.A.S. Sustainable Economic Solution to Prevent the Wasted Cold Water in the Start of Shower Time Using Low Cost In-Line Electrical Heater with MISO Fuzzy Logic Controller. Preprints 2021, 2021040268 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202104.0268.v1). Mahmoud, M.M.A.S. Sustainable Economic Solution to Prevent the Wasted Cold Water in the Start of Shower Time Using Low Cost In-Line Electrical Heater with MISO Fuzzy Logic Controller. Preprints 2021, 2021040268 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202104.0268.v1).

Abstract

This paper discusses domestic problem of waiting hot water for the shower use till it reaches satisfactory temperature, which result a lot of wastage in fresh water. The outcome from research survey shows that there is no satisfactory solution till now as all solutions were either expensive or with no effective results. Local small inline electric heater equipped with fuzzy logic controller is proposed in this paper to be installed just before the showerhead to measure the water temperature and flow before the showerhead, as control input-variables, and decide the operating voltage of the heater, as control output-variable. Matlab Simulink is used to model the proposed system. Different test cases are simulated to prove the performance and the safe operation of the system. Techno-economic study is carried out to determine the “Direct Benefits” and “Indirect Benefits” that can be achieved if such system is implemented in wide range. Azerbaijan data is taken as an example to calculate the economic benefits. The results show important benefits not only for economy but also for climate and the reduction of greenhouse gas emission. Different economic indices are provided to be an easy reference for decision makers and project managers.

Subject Areas

Azerbaijan sustainable development; water electric heating; energy efficiency; green buildings; fuzzy logic temperature control; greenhouse gas emission.

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