Imagine that in the near future you can step into your bathroom in the morning and take a shower using 70% less water. With more and more businesses and families taking steps closer to greener living, new products like this Earth-friendly shower will begin entering the market in the near future. An Australian engineering firm has created this futuristic piece of equipment that uses heat exchangers, to revolutionize the way people everywhere shower.
The shower can cut water consumption by 70% because it cleans, filters, and pasteurizes used water automatically. The technology used to build this shower can take the clean water and re-circulate it so it can be reused. Imagine that amounts of water and money this piece of technology will bring to families throughout the globe. The technology with this shower is so advanced that even though you are conserving water and energy while you shower; your bathing experience will not look or feel different than it does today. Read on below to learn how this new piece of equipment works.
The most important piece of the shower is the use of pasteurization, which is the same process used for purifying milk. Pasteurization is safe, requires no chemicals, and is an environmentally friendly way to clean shower water. Further, with the use of heat exchangers in the water pasteurization process, the equipment is able to keep the water heated while it goes through the process. Using the exchanger is the ideal way to pasteurize the water without adding an energy input.
This shower of the future saves 70% water and about 50% less power than traditional showers. Today people use large amounts of energy to heat cold water so that showers are comfortable and this technology would do away with that almost completely. The Australian engineering firm that created these shower claims that each individual who uses the shower will use about 8,000 fewer gallons of water per year.
This revolutionary shower will definitely open the doors to further technologies that will make greener living a reality for many. The same technology can most likely be used for water to clean dishes and clothing. Now that it has been proven that the process of pasteurization is possible with water, innovative and practical equipment will be created for businesses and homes that will help reduce the usage of water and energy around the globe. Feel free to add comments below on how you try to save water each day.
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