University of Twente Student Theses


Smart Rainwater Buffer XXL : concept for the UT campus

Verhoef, Paco (2020) Smart Rainwater Buffer XXL : concept for the UT campus.

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Abstract:To tackle unfortunate events such as heavy rainfall and droughts, a solution is presented which offers a large water storage capacity and makes it possible to harvest and store rainfall. The solution comes in the form of a large volume Smart Rainwater Buffer (a.k.a. SRB XXL); a large silo tank which collects rainwater from nearby rooftops and is able to self-regulate the stored water content in order to be most efficient depending on the current or near-future weather conditions and is located on the campus-terrain of the University of Twente at the “Sport-Centre” building. In this bachelor thesis, research, stakeholder interview-sessions and the Creative Technology Design Process are performed to create a concept for the SRB-XXL which satisfies the condition of being both a rainwater buffer as well as a harvester. Furthermore, a user interface dashboard design is created with the purpose of providing the user of the SRB-XXL with information regarding the water level, status conditions and future precipitation events, as well as allow the user to perform system-control commands. Also, the rainwater router is realized to direct the overflow water in case the tank reaches full water capacity and to minimize altering the storage tank’s base composition.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:43 environmental science
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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