The EcoDrain heat exchange process
The EcoDrain shower heat exchanger works to transfer heat from warm shower waste water to cold incoming water.
The EcoDrain is installed in the shower drain line and requires no filters and no cleaning. In fact, the EcoDrain’s drain is coated with a non-stick coating that prevents hair, soap, toothpaste, or other debris from clogging in it.
It’s been designed with a double wall to prevent any mixing with clean incoming water. According to the diagram on the product’s website, here’s how it works:
To start, 104 degree water flows out of the shower head, into the shower drain line, and into the EcoDrain. The heat from the 104 degree drain water is transferred to incoming 50 degree municipal tap water by the EcoDrain. The waste water (with heat extracted) is removed from the system normally. The result is clean, preheated incoming water that mixes with 140 degree water heated by the hot water heater.
U.S. based consumers interested in purchasing the EcoDrain will have to contact the company directly as they are still in the process of establishing their distribution network here.
699 St. Maurice, Suite 501
Montreal, QC, Canada