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Author(s): Cristina Santos
Cristina Matos
S. Pereira
I. Bentes
Monzur Imteaz
Title: Rainwater storage tank sizing: Case study of a commercial building
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: To revert the non-sustainable tendency of increasing surface and groundwater extraction to satisfy the rising demand of water, a moresustainable use of this essential resource must be done. Rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems are progressively becoming a part of thesustainable water management measures. However, they require a careful study to assess their feasibility, especially in large buildings,since they employ considerable investment costs and, in some cases, long payback periods.This paper aims to define the best configuration for an RWH system of a commercial building, considering different scenarios of suppliednon-potable uses, each of them with a subsequent rainwater storage volume. The results from three different scenarios arepresented.
Subject: Engenharia civil, Engenharia civil
Civil engineering, Civil engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia civil
Engineering and technology::Civil engineering
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

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