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Gecko

A wastewater heat recovery system for individual showers

September 2021
Gallery Gecko 1
Gallery Gecko 1
01.

Identification

Currently, a lot of energy is wasted in the form of hot water. In fact, each shower only uses 15% of the calories contained in the hot water. When the water is ejected to the sewers, its average temperature is about 33°C for a standard shower at 38°C. This energy could be used to preheat the fresh clear water and reduce the energy needed. Moreover, the time waiting for hot water after the tap opening waste a lot of water. At each shower, 9 litres are lost during this phase. Gecko reuse 88% of the calories contains in the wastewater and provide hot water 3 seconds after the tap opening. By reducing the energy needed to warm the fresh clear water and reducing the waiting time for hot water, Gecko has a positive global impact.

Label Date September 2021
From France
Maturity stage Initial market commercialization
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners, Credibility

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
02.

The environmental benefits

  • Due to specific thermal exchanger design Gecko has 88 % of thermal efficiency
  • Hot water available 3 seconds after the tap opening
  • 75% reduction of electrical consumption in every shower
  • 9L of hot water saved at each beginning of a shower
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Less than 4 years payback time
  • 1 m² saved in each bathrooms compared to standard water boiler
04.

Activity Region

  • /

Europe

France,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

QUANTIA SAS

Reduce your environmental impact by using sustainable technology to save energy, water and money

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Headquarters 13290 Aix-en-Provence, France
06.

Networking Partner

Cleantech Group

The Cleantech Group is a company that supports the development and marketability of clean technologies. The Cleantech Group provides members of its Cleantech network access to capital, investors, research and promotional opportunities. The group also provides advisory services for large corporations and governments.

Founded in 2002, the Cleantech Group owns the term "cleantech" as a registered trademark.

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