Techno-economic and sensitivity analysis of rainwater harvesting system as alternative water source

Pg Emeroylariffion Abas, T.m. Indra Mahlia

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This paper formulates a rainwater harvesting model, with system and economic measures to determine the feasibility of a rainwater harvesting system, which uses water from the mains to complement the system. Although local meteorological and market data were used to demonstrate the model, it can also be easily adapted for analysis of other localities. Analysis has shown that an optimum tank size exists, which minimizes the cost per unit volume of water. Economic performance measures have indicated that rainwater harvesting system is currently infeasible to be implemented in Brunei; with capital cost and water price being shown to be among the prohibiting factors. To improve feasibility, a combination of rebate scheme on capital cost and raising the current water price has been proposed. It has also been shown that the system is more viable for households with high water demand.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2365
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume11
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Apr 2019

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Economic analysis
economic analysis
rainwater
Sensitivity analysis
sensitivity analysis
water
cost
economics
Water
water demand
costs
water use
Brunei
Costs
Economics
market
demand
price
analysis
performance

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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