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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. 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...

3. 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...

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. 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...

6. 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...

7. 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...

8. 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...

9. 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...

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. 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...

12. Practical application of ferrate(VI) for water and wastewater treatment – Site study’s approach

June 2018
Jia-Qian Jiang | Cécile Stanford | Michael Petri

•Field researches were carried out to validate the ferrate(VI) performance.•Fe(VI) (0.2 mg/L) can achieve the same targets as Fe(III) (25 mg/L).•Ferrate(VI) has additional benefits to remove 10% more...

13. 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...

14. 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...

15. Effects of water content on ball milling pretreatment and the enzymatic digestibility of corn stover

June 2018
Yang Mo Gu | Hyunook Kim | Byoung-In Sang | Jin Hyung Lee

•Milling with no water could grind corn stover faster than that with water.•Milling with 400% (w/w) water yielded smaller corn stover than other conditions.•Milling with no water at 80 °C for 30 min...

16. 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...

17. 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...

18. Strategic optimization of water reuse in wafer fabs via multi-constraint linear programming technique

June 2018
Bo-Shuan Lu | Mengshan Lee | Shuo-Tsung Chen | Chih-Hao Chen | Yung-Chien Luo | Walter Den

•Method to deploy a comprehensive water flow network in fabs.•Identifying constraints and limiting parameters to optimize in-plant water reuse efficiency.•Method adeptable to other constraints, e.g.,...

19. 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...

20. The role of peer review and science for advancing public understanding

Hyunook Kim | Pen Chi Chiang | Seth W. Snyder

21. The sun 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...

22. 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...

24. 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...

25. 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...

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