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Most Downloaded Water-Energy Nexus Articles

The most downloaded articles from ScienceDirect in the last 90 days.

1. Cooling water use in thermoelectric power generation and its associated challenges for addressing water-energy nexus

June 2018
Shu-Yuan Pan | Seth W. Snyder | Aaron I. Packman | Yupo J. Lin | Pen-Chi Chiang

•Global average energy intensity associated with water facilities are summarized.•Average water requirements for cooling in thermoelectric power plants are reviewed.•Opportunities of improving water...

2. Evaluation and optimization of enhanced coagulation process: Water and energy nexus

June 2019
Yongjun Sun | Shengbao Zhou | Pen-Chi Chiang | Kinjal J. Shah

•The principles of enhanced coagulation and its methods are elaborated.•The mechanism and method of enhanced coagulation are illustrated.•A special focus is earmarked on the distribution of energy consumption...

3. Critical review on improving irrigation water use efficiency: Advances, challenges, and opportunities in the Ethiopia context

Daniel G. Eshete | Berhanu G. Sinshaw | Kassaye G. Legese

•In Ethiopia, agriculture is the dominant activities to sustain the rural community’s life and basic needs.•Irrigation consumes much amount of water extracted from various sources, and hence efficient...

4. Photocatalytic degradation of pharmaceutical and pesticide compounds (PPCs) using doped TiO2 nanomaterials: A review

Kiran S. Varma | Rajesh J. Tayade | Kinjal J. Shah | Pradyuman A. Joshi | Atindra D. Shukla | Vimal G. Gandhi

•Wastewater sustainability through photocatalytic degradation of pollutants.•Method to synthesize doped TiO2 were discussed.•Relation between degradation rate of pharmaceutical and pesticide compounds...

5. Assessment of water quality using GIS techniques and water quality index in reservoirs affected by water diversion

Francis I. Oseke | Geophery K. Anornu | Kwaku A. Adjei | Martin O. Eduvie

•A numerical analysis for quantitative evaluation of reservoir responses.•A two-step statistical analysis to distinguish the effects on water diversion.•Magnitude and timing of water diversion as management...

6. Integration of green and gray infrastructures for sponge city: Water and energy nexus

Yongjun Sun | Li Deng | Shu-Yuan Pan | Pen-Chi Chiang | Shailesh S. Sable | Kinjal J. Shah

•Concept and principle of integration of green and gray infrastructures were addressed.•Barriers and strategies of integration of green and gray infrastructures were proposed.•Key performance indicators...

7. Wastewater resources management for energy recovery from circular economy perspective

Mohanna Zarei

•Energy recovery from wastewater is evaluated in a circular economy framework.•Several technologies presented for energy recovery from WWTP’s effluents.•Challenges and opportunities is discussed for...

8. Water, energy and food nexus of Indus Water Treaty: Water governance

June 2019
Ali Raza Kalair | Naeem Abas | Qadeer Ul Hasan | Esmat Kalair | Anam Kalair | Nasrullah Khan

•The Indus Water Treaty is a successful settlement of boundary water basin conflict.•Water, food and energy are intimately related in a nexus influencing each others.•This paper reports global water...

9. Revisiting the water-use efficiency performance for microelectronics manufacturing facilities: Using Taiwan’s Science Parks as a case study

December 2018
Walter Den | Chih-Hao Chen | Yung-Chien Luo

•Benchmarking water-use efficiency for the high-tech industries globally.•Elucidating the water-energy relationship in the high-tech industry.•Proposing alternative channels to enhance water resource...

10. The water-energy-food nexus: A holistic approach for resource security in Iran, Iraq, and Turkey

Mohanna Zarei

•This review provides an overview on water conflicts in Iran, Iraq, and Turkey.•A framework for the WEF nexus in the context of transboundary waters is provided.•This review discusses challenges and...

11. Moving from theory to practice in the water–energy–food nexus: An evaluation of existing models and frameworks

June 2018
Sa'd Shannak | Daniel Mabrey | Michele Vittorio

•Lack of data prevent available models from capturing interactions among nexus components.•Climate and geography have tremendous influence on supply and demand of resources.•Space and time are significant...

12. How the Sponge City becomes a supplementary water supply infrastructure

Stephan Köster

•Pathways to a complementary water supply service emerged from the Sponge City.•Suggestions for advanced and adaptive stormwater storage & treatment systems.•Implementing flexible services providing...

13. Optimization of water use in a rapid filtration system: A case study

Fernando García-Ávila | César Zhindón-Arévalo | Robert Álvarez- Ochoa | Silvana Donoso-Moscoso | María D. Tonon-Ordoñez | Lisveth Flores del Pino

•The evaluation of the fast filter allowed to identify malfunctions.•By increasing the filter washing speed, the expansion of the filter bed is improved.•There were improvements in terms of filtered...

14. Prioritization of potential soil erosion susceptibility region Using fuzzy Logic and Analytical Hierarchy process, Upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia

Berhanu G. Sinshaw | Abreham M. Belete | Agumase K. Tefera | Abebe Birara Dessie | Belay B. Bizuneh | Habtamu T. Alem | Simir B. Atanaw | Daniel G. Eshete | Tsegaye G. Wubetu | Haimanot B. Atinkut | Mamaru A. Moges

•The Fuzzy Logic and AHP were used for the identification of soil erosion hot spot location.•Soil erosion is a major environmental threat affecting people's livelihoods around the world.•Spatially,...

15. The food-water-energy nexus governance model: A case study for Iran

Nima Norouzi | Ghazal Kalantari

•Iran is facing serious food and water crisis.•The crisis is mostly intensified by the government's weak management.•The Nexus perspective in the governance and policymaking process is a necessity for...

16. SWAT and HBV models’ response to streamflow estimation in the upper Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia

Belay B. Bizuneh | Mamaru A. Moges | Berhanu G. Sinshaw | Mulu S. Kerebih

17. Impacts of climatic change and database information design on the water-energy-food nexus in water-scarce regions

Alaba Boluwade

•The study highlights the synergies and trade-offs in the WEF nexus in Oman.•By 2099, the mean temperature will range from 2.0 to 3.5°C for RCP8.5.•Analysis showed drier January and February months...

18. The water energy nexus in Australia – The outcome of two crises

June 2018
John C Radcliffe

•Energy is typically required to provide water, and water typically to produce energy.•The Millennium Drought water crisis led to supply diversity but high-energy over-investment.•Wind and photovoltaic...

19. Energy management in the water sector – Comparative case study of Germany and the United States

June 2018
Thomas Voltz | Thomas Grischek

•There is enormous untapped energy savings potential in the US water sector.•The US trails in energy management, despite leading the creation of the ISO 50001.•US vs. Germany: 3× water use & 2× energy...

20. Energy prediction for community water supply: An integrative application of scaling analysis and life cycle assessment

Likwan Cheng

•A “leaf on a stem” model predicts the energy demand for community water supply.•The transmission and distribution energies are described by hydraulic and scaling laws.•Allometric scaling generates...

21. Opportunities and challenges of electrochemical water treatment integrated with renewable energy at the water-energy nexus

Arkadeep Kumar | Shu-Yuan Pan

•Electrochemical methods provide advantages of water treatment with scalable, modular, distributed, energy-efficient systems.•Integrated with renewable energy technologies, electrochemical methods are...

22. Establishment and implementation of green infrastructure practice for healthy watershed management: Challenges and perspectives

Bo-Wei Liu | Ming-Huang Wang | Tse-Lun Chen | Po-Chih Tseng | Yongjun Sun | Andrew Chiang | Pen-Chi Chiang

•International movement on watershed management was reviewed.•Policy implementation were investigated to analyze current and past barriers.•Strategies on establishment of healthy watershed management...

24. A simple anaerobic and filtration combined system for domestic wastewater treatment

Sunil P. Lohani | Sanjay N. Khanal | Rune Bakke

•UASB and filtration combined system was experimented at ambient temperature.•The UASB effluent was filtered in a 1 m3 sand filter unit.•The removal efficiencies of TSS, COD and FC for combined system...

25. An optimization for water requirement in natural gas combined cycle power plants equipped with once-through and hybrid cooling systems and carbon capture unit

Saif W. Mohammed Ali | Nasser Vahedi | Carlos Romero | Alparslan Oztekin

•Water consumption is optimized in once-through and hybrid cooling systems of NGCC plant.•Carbon capture unit (PCCC) was included in the studied optimization model.•A parametric study was conducted...

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