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dc.contributor.authorCosta, Joaoen
dc.contributor.authorFenner, Richarden
dc.contributor.authorKapetas, Leonen
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-26T00:31:07Z
dc.date.available2019-11-26T00:31:07Z
dc.identifier.issn1478-4629
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/299245
dc.description.abstractA limited number of previous studies have explored the viability of energy recovery from storm water retention ponds and suggest that the potential for this is worth pursuing. This paper develops a novel screening tool for the evaluation of the energy recovery potential at a given storm water storage site and provides a new specific methodology for conducting a preliminary analysis to determine whether it is worth proceeding further in terms of subsequent detailed design and implementation. The application of the tool to two case studies highlights a number of critical dependent factors suggesting that energy recovery from storm water discharge is likely to be limited to locations that have abundant rainfall relatively evenly distributed around the year, a large contributing catchment and steep slopes. Scheme viability is judged by the revenue capable of being generated by the installation over a 20-year payback period. In both cases examined, the investment recovery was found to be low (3 and 14%). An envelope of where energy recovery might be feasible to provide a typical annual electrical output consistent with other viable micro-hydropower schemes is presented. The procedures can be of practical use to asset owners and local authorities where retention ponds are being planned.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was performed as part of an interdisciplinary project programme undertaken by the Urban Flood Resilience Research Consortium funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council under grant EP/P004180/1.
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherICE Publishing
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.titleAssessing the potential for energy recovery from the discharge of storm water run-offen
dc.typeArticle
prism.publicationNameProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainabilityen
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.46310
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1680/jensu.18.00035en
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
dc.contributor.orcidFenner, Richard [0000-0002-9272-211X]
dc.identifier.eissn1751-7680
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idEPSRC (EP/P004431/1)
cam.issuedOnline2018-12-20en
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-12-20


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