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  1. Team 2-2: Mike Noce (Captain) Karl Buhariwala Andy Ong Josh Atzert The Green Shower: Saving Water Before the Shower Begins

  2. Problem Background • On average 3000 gal of water is wasted by a family of 4 per year http://www.biblepicturegallery.com/free/Pics/Global.gif

  3. Problem Background • On average 3000 gal of water is wasted by a family of 4 per year • Some repercussions may include salt water encroachment, and lowering of the water table http://www.biblepicturegallery.com/free/Pics/Global.gif

  4. Problem Background • On average 3000 gal of water is wasted by a family of 4 per year • Some repercussions may include salt water encroachment, and lowering of the water table • Fresh water is essential for humans http://www.biblepicturegallery.com/free/Pics/Global.gif

  5. Problem Statement • Major source of water waste: water cooling down in the hot water pipe http://www.greywater-systems.com/047902a0.jpg : Modified by Karl Buhariwala

  6. Problem Statement • Major source of water waste: water cooling down in the hot water pipe • People drain this water before they start their shower http://www.greywater-systems.com/047902a0.jpg : Modified by Karl Buhariwala

  7. Solutions • Small water heater in each bathroom

  8. Solutions • Small water heater in each bathroom • Recycling system that uses water that goes down the drain

  9. Solutions • Small water heater in each bathroom • Recycling system that uses water that goes down the drain • Temperature regulating water collection tank behind the wall

  10. Water Heater • Heaters switched on before shower and off after http://www.eurouno.com.my/images/installguide_wh_15.jpg

  11. Water Heater • Heaters switched on before shower and off after • Large amounts of electricity lost: 2 kWh /10 gal http://www.eurouno.com.my/images/installguide_wh_15.jpg

  12. Water Heater • Heaters switched on before shower and off after • Large amounts of electricity lost: 2 kWh /10 gal • Piping and wiring could be quite costly http://www.eurouno.com.my/images/installguide_wh_15.jpg

  13. Recycling System • Water can be reused throughout household

  14. Recycling System • Water can be reused throughout household • Calls for a completely separate piping system dedicated to recycling

  15. Recycling System • Water can be reused throughout household • Calls for a completely separate piping system dedicated to recycling • Could require pumps to be reused in multiple water systems

  16. Recycling System http://www.srcsd.com/purplepipes/images/PipeDiagram.gif : Modified by Karl Buhariwala

  17. The Green Shower • A 600 in3 water tank is placed behind the wall of the shower

  18. The Green Shower • A 600 in3 water tank is placed behind the wall of the shower • The cold water is collected in the tank

  19. The Green Shower • A 600 in3 water tank is placed behind the wall of the shower • The cold water is collected in the tank • The hot water raises the cold water to the desired temperature

  20. The Green Shower • A 600 in3 water tank is placed behind the wall of the shower • The cold water is collected in the tank • The hot water raises the cold water to the desired temperature • Conventional override kicks in

  21. Diagram of Solution Adams

  22. Criteria for Success • Solution must end up saving as much as water and energy as possible

  23. Criteria for Success • Solution must end up saving as much as water and energy as possible • The changes that would be made to the conventional shower should be minimal

  24. Cost

  25. Recommendations for Future Work • Save as much water as possible http://www.cshp-bc.com/events/2005_Events/AGM05/thinking_man2.jpg

  26. Recommendations for Future Work • Save as much water as possible • Cost efficiency http://www.cshp-bc.com/events/2005_Events/AGM05/thinking_man2.jpg

  27. Recommendations for Future Work • Save as much water as possible • Cost efficiency • Develop Electronics http://www.cshp-bc.com/events/2005_Events/AGM05/thinking_man2.jpg

  28. Summary • 766 gallons of water is wasted each year per person and this can be saved

  29. Summary • 766 gallons of water is wasted each year per person and this can be saved • The Problem: Water wasted in a shower

  30. Summary • 766 gallons of water is wasted each year per person and this can be saved • The Problem: Water wasted in a shower • Solution: The Green Shower

  31. Schedule (Gantt Chart) Adams

  32. References • Adams, Robert. The Diagram. 9th March 2007. • "Department of Energy - Water." U.S. Department of Energy. 1 Jan. 2007 <http://www.energy.gov/waterheating.htm>. • Engineering Team 2-2. “Shower Survey.” Survey. February 2007. • Herro, Alana. "Global Action Required to Avert Water Crisis." World Watch 19 (2006): 7. • "How Excessive Water Use Affects Water Quality." Environmental Protection Agency. 15 February 2007 <http://www.epa.gov/OW/you/chap2.html>. • King, Nelson. Water conservation system. Patent 6,997,200; February 14, 2006. • Land, Lewis, Jeff Lautier, Nathaniel Wilson, Gabrielle Chianese, and Steven Webb. • "Geophysical Monitoring and Evaluation of Coastal Plain Aquifers." Research Library Core 42 (2004): 59-68. • Neal, Andrea. "Where's the Water?" The Saturday Evening Post (2006): 60-63. • Pimentel, David, Bonnie Berger, David Filiberto, and Michelle Newton. "Water Resources: Agricultural and Environmental Issues." Bioscience 54 (2004): 909-919. • Radford, Tim. "Groundwater Diminishing Everywhere, Says UN." Dawn. 16 February 2007 <http://www.dawn.com/2003/06/08/int15.htm>.

  33. Acknowledgements • Mr. Robert Adams • Mr. Atzert • Mr. Boyer • Dr. Sokhansanj http://www.redribbongifts.co.uk/images/large_pink_bouquet.jpg

  34. Questions