On the basis of a literature study, suggestions and bandwidths for possible energy performance indicators for the energy benchmarking of plants and sub-processes for water reuse are presented in this article. The determined figures are tested exemplarily at the Glenelg - Adelaide Recycled Water Scheme and the influence of operational boundary conditions on the power consumption is discussed. Furthermore, the effects of different quality requirements and seasonal fluctuations on energy consumption are considered. Finally, a proposal to take account of the elimination performance based on the log reduction value in the determination of specific indicators is presented. Abstract: German
Auf Basis einer Literaturstudie werden in diesem Beitrag Vorschlaege und Bandbreiten fuer moegliche Energiekennzahlen zum Energiebenchmarking van Anlagen und Teilprozessen zur Wasserwiederverwendung vorgestellt. Die ermittelten Kennzahlen werden beispielhaft am Glenelg - Adelaide Recycled Water Scheme getestet und der Einfluss betrieblicher Randbedingungen auf den Stromverbrauch diskutiert. Weiterhin werden die Auswirkungen unter schiedlicher Qualitatsanforderungen und saisonaler Schwankungen auf den Energieverbrauch betrachtet. Abschlielssend wird ein Vorschlag fur eine Berucksichtigung der Eliminationsleistung auf Basis van Log-Reduction-Values bei der Ermittlung spezifischer Kennzahlen vorgestellt.
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