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JURE MIKLAVČIČ: passive switch valve

Industry, IT and sustainability

In Slovenia, people throw away about 12 million cubic meters of water while showering, because they are waiting for hot water because they do not have a built-in circular system in their bathrooms. At the time, 17-year-old student Jure Miklavčič was disturbed by the fact that so much drinking water is consumed while waiting for hot water. He developed a passive diverter valve that diverts water, in the time before the inflow of hot water, into a dedicated storage tank.