Water Use Minimisation Practices

Applies to: CHP Plant


This indicator refers to the reduction of water use for cooling purposes by implementation of different practices. These include use of alternative or degraded water sources, water recycling within the plant, selection of appropriate high efficient cooling system (e.g. dry or hybrid cooling technologies, recirculating cooling systems), minimizing water loss in towers (e.g. controlled evaporation with variable speed fans, minimizing splash losses, minimizing drift losses) etc.


Which practices are implemented to minimize water use for cooling purposes?


At least three measures implemented

Two measures implemented

Less than two measures implemented

Sources of information:

International Energy Agency, 2012. Water for Energy. Excerpt from the World Energy Outlook 2012.

The Australian Institute of refrigeration, air conditioning and heating (AIRAK) 2009. Water conservation in cooling towers. Best practice guidelines.

Zammit, K.D. 2012. Water Conservation options for power generation facilities. Power. January 2012