Jones, M. H., & Scott, J. B. (2014). Feasibility of Harvesting Power To Run A Domestic Water Meter Using Streaming Cell Technology. Presented at the 21st Electronics New Zealand Conference (ENZCon), 20 - 21 Nov 2014, Hamilton, New Zealand.
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We investigate the possibility of using streaming cells as a means of harvesting energy from the town water supply. We measure the electrical power developed from streaming cells using tap water as a working fluid. We estimate the amount of energy available from a typical domestic household based on water usage data. We estimate the amount of energy required to operate a simple data logger and transmitter. From these estimates we calculate the required efficiency and physical form of a streaming cell energy converter. We comment on the feasibility of using streaming cell technology as a means of harvesting energy from a domestic water supply.
This is an author’s accepted version of a Paper presented at 21st Electronics New Zealand Conference (ENZCon). © 2014 the authors.