I have a large circular tank made of concrete that has a volume of 9,300,000 litres. The diameter of the tank is 48.7 meters. The side wall of the tank has a height of 4.57 meters. The tank is set into the ground by 3.57 meters and 1 meter of the tank protrudes from the ground. The tanks' walls and bottom are 8" concrete with no insulation. The water in the tank has a temperature of +3degC. The tank has no top and is open to the environment, and using the weather here lately that would mean the temperature is -25degC. How would I go about calculating heat loss on this tank?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Essentially this tank is a clarifier in a waste water treatment facility. There is 1000 cubic meters of effluent that is pumped into the bottom centerwell of this tank at a constant rate over a 24 hour period each and every day. 1000m3 leaves the tank by means of spillage over weirs at the top of the tank. The incoming effluent is 3degC. I need to be able to provide enough heat to increase the eflluent temp to 5degC and then maintain that temp.

All help is much appreciated.

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# Calculating heat loss from open tank

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