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Acta Amazonica

Print version ISSN 0044-5967On-line version ISSN 1809-4392

Acta Amaz. vol.10 no.4 Manaus Dec. 1980 


Estimativa do consumo de combustível gasto com aquecimento de água em Manaus

Cleusa Maria Corrêa1 

1Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Manaus


The future wordwide depletion of petroleum deposits constitutes nowadays a serious concern for all mankind. Consequently, this feared demise of ease and inexpensive oil, has spurred interest on the search for others energy alternatives. A sarvey carried out within urban households and hotels in Manaus showed that a part of its energy consumption is used to heat water for human confort. Shifting to solar energy from the present system of water heating — which is based on electrify, butane gas and fueloil — would bring about substantial savings in fossil fuels. Existing local experiments have shown this substitution to be satisfatory.

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