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Recent Water-Energy Nexus Articles

Recently published articles from Water-Energy Nexus.

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...

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...

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,...

Modelling the adsorption of iron and manganese by activated carbon from teak and shea charcoal for continuous low flow

Worlanyo Kwadjo Siabi | Emmanuel Degraft-Johnson Owusu-Ansah | Helen Michelle Korkor Essandoh | Nana Yaw Asiedu

•Proposing alternative methods of optimizing water treatment for small communities.•Activated carbon has alkaline properties that enhance iron and manganese adsorption.•Increased exhaustion time of...

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...

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

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...

Developments in the microbial desalination cell technology: A review

Abubakari Zarouk Imoro | Moses Mensah | Richard Buamah

•The microbial desalination cell (MDC) can treat wastewater, produce electricity and desalinate seawater.•MDCs have generally produced little currents.•Most MDC studies have reported desalination efficiencies...

Fenton-like oxidation of phenol with in-situ generated hydrogen peroxide and Pd/Fe-zeolite catalysts

Shailesh S. Sable | Anett Georgi | Sandra Contreras | Francesc Medina

•Fe-zeolites were loaded with Pd by impregnation and NaBH4 reduction without affecting Fe speciation.•Addition of low amount of Pd on Fe-ZSM5 improved activity in phenol oxidation by H2O2.•Pd/Fe-ZSM5...

TiO2/graphene oxide nanocomposite with enhanced photocatalytic capacity for degradation of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid herbicide

Thillai Sivakumar Natarajan | Praveen Kumar Gopi | Kalithasan Natarajan | Hari C. Bajaj | Rajesh J. Tayade

•TiO2/graphene oxide (GO) composites photocatalyst were successfully prepared.•Efficiency of composites were tested by 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid degradation.•TiO2/GO-7% composite displayed enhanced...

Long term relationship between food, energy and water inflation in South Africa

Saul Ngarava

•Energy inflation has impact on water inflation in the short and long run.•Energy inflation impacts itself in the short run and is affected by food inflation in the long run.•Food inflation impacts...

Comparative evaluation of wastewater and bioventing system for the treatment of acid mine drainage contaminated soils

Ifeanyi Michael Smarte Anekwe | Yusuf Makarfi Isa

•BSTa and BVTa treatments account for the decrease in metal and SO4 concentration.•BSTa recorded 28-67% and 51% metal and SO4 removal efficiencies respectively.•BVTa showed 58-70% metal removal with...

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...

Degradation of 4-tert-butylphenol in contaminated soil using Penicillium sp. CHY-2 isolated from pristine Antarctica

Young-Cheol Chang | Rui Onodera | M. Venkateswar Reddy

•Penicillium sp. CHY-2 completely degraded 4-t-BP in contaminated soil.•The viable cell count of fungi was increased in accordance with the decrease of 4-t-BP.•Partial degradation of 4-t-BP was done...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Kinetics of competitive cometabolism under aerobic conditions

Michael H. Kim | Chihhao Fan | Shu-Yuan Pan | Ingyu Lee | YuPo Lin | Hyunook Kim

•A kinetic model of competitive cometabolism that can predict both patterns of substrate degradation.•The efficacy of cometabolic capabilities of actively growing microbial cultures and pre-cultured...

The role of peer review and science for advancing public understanding

Hyunook Kim | Pen Chi Chiang | Seth W. Snyder

Analysis of the driving forces for changes in a regional energy sector's water consumption

Maihuan Zhao | Guiqin Jiang | Guanghui Ming | Qiong Su | Liming Ma

•A factor decomposition model was constructed using the LMDI method.•Driving forces for changes in a regional energy sectors's water consumption were quantified.•Using alternative fuels and strengthening...

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...

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...

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...

Kinetics studies of the treatment of wastewater from brewery industry, using powdered snail shell

E.O. Jatto | I.O. Asia | F. Egharevba | C.J. Ewansiha

•Physicochemical analysis of untreated wastewater from brewery industry.•Treatment of the wastewater using powdered snail shell.•Physicochemical analysis of the treated wastewater.•Kinetic studies of...

Water evaporation at wet-cooled nuclear power plants on river banks: Application to the French Rhône river

Philippe Gosse | René Samie

•Forced evaporation by nuclear power plants (NPP) with once-through cooling (OTC) system is debatable.•1.5 m3/MWh is often used for such NPP along rivers.•This figure is not necessarily relevant for...

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...

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...

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...

Development of sustainability indicators for the assessment of coal-based power generation pathways

Babkir Ali

•Sustainability indicators of impacts on water, GHG, LCOE, and land were developed.•The sustainability of coal power generation pathways was comparatively studied.•The most sustainable pathways were...

Modelling the impact of Bui dam operations on downstream competing water uses

June 2019
Samuel A. Okyereh | Eric Antwi Ofosu | Amos T. Kabobah

•Bui Dam operating a scheme different that the one proposed during the pre-construction stages.•No major impact on the existing competing water uses and their future projection.•WEAP21 adequately models...

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...

Assessing the potential of facile biofuel production from corn stover using attrition mill treatment

June 2019
Yang Mo Gu | Ha Ram Byun | Yang-Hoon Kim | Dae-Young Park | Jin Hyung Lee

•Significant increases in glucose production were found below 100 µm mean diameter of corn stover particles.•After 60 in of milling, 73.5% corn stover particles has <100 µm mean diameter.•Glucose yield...

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...

Aerobic denitrification by a novel Pseudomonas sp. JN5 in different bioreactor systems

June 2019
Kyoung-In Jun | Amith Abraham | Okkyoung Choi | Byoung-In Sang

•Pseudomonas sp. JN5 characterized as a potential aerobic denitrifying bacterium.•Isolate JN5 showed nitrate removal efficiency of 4.32 mg/L/h.•A fermenter – packed bed reactor (PBR) system improved...

Forecasting model for water-energy nexus in Alberta, Canada

December 2018
Babkir Ali

•Water demand profiles for the energy sector in Alberta were developed.•Pathways with intensive water demand in Alberta were identified.•Results of historical water demand were verified from the earlier...

Electricity generation from wastewater using a floating air cathode microbial fuel cell

December 2018
Maia Tatinclaux | Kyla Gregoire | Aaron Leininger | Justin C. Biffinger | Leonard Tender | Mark Ramirez | Alba Torrents | Birthe V. Kjellerup

•Energy recovery from wastewater using microbial fuel cells is a sustainable energy solution.•Manganese catalysts were solubilized from the cathode surface during operation.•Platinum catalysts remained...

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...

Remediation of hydrocarbons contaminated groundwater by silica encapsulation technique

December 2018
W.O. Medjor | V.O. Akpoveta | Medjor Eunice Adebowale

•Optimum remediation conditions are established.•TPH as crude oil, diesel and DPK is significantly reduced after remediation.•The pseudo-first-order kinetics model was established in all cases.•Rate...

Water for the millions: Focus Saudi Arabia

December 2018
Dornadula Chandrasekharam

•Saudi Arabia’s food security problem is due to the lack of water.•Future water conflicts are imminent, creating geopolitical issues in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.•The country can...

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