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Holistic Modelling and Parametric Study of Bathroom Solar Hot Water Heating System

Oye, Toyosi K.; Gupta, Naren; Goh, Keng; Kerrouche, Abdelfateh; Oye, Tosin T.

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Toyosi K. Oye

Naren Gupta

Tosin T. Oye



Abstract

One of the major issues facing the world in the 21st century is climate change. However, sustainability has become a crucial concept to combat extreme consumption of environmental resources. The bathroom has been estimated to be the principal user of environmental resources in United Kingdom households. Therefore, the challenge that how a combined water and energy saving unit in the bathroom will contribute to the sustainability of the houses will remain unresolved. While the use of solar hot water technologies has been fundamental for energy efficiencies, this study reckons that lack of significant energy saving, and efficiency issues are based on the use of individual components and technologies it employed and concludes that a holistic approach is required to combat this issue. The method this study presented adopts conceptual and mathematical concept that is based on holistic modelling to design for a bathroom unit using Polysun program. Parametric analysis was also conducted to know how change in variable parameters like location, load and switch-on temperatures will affect the performance of the system designed. This study uncovers the contribution of renewable energy source in the bathroom and the significant contribution it makes in levels of energy consumption and carbon emissions which is attributed to the sustainability of the bathroom system and contribution this in turn makes to tackle the climate change as part of a sustainability-based strategy.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 12, 2021
Online Publication Date May 22, 2021
Publication Date 2021
Deposit Date Jul 15, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jul 18, 2022
Journal Environmental Management and Sustainable Development
Print ISSN 2164-7682
Publisher Macrothink Institute
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 3
Pages 36-61
DOI https://doi.org/10.5296/emsd.v10i3.18519
Keywords Bathroom, Water consumption, Energy consumption, Carbon emissions
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2889571

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