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Recent Water-Energy Nexus Articles

Recently published articles from Water-Energy Nexus.

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

Available online 12 April 2019
A.R. Kalair | N. Abas | E. Kalair | N Khan

•The Indus Water Treaty is cited to be successful settlements of boundary water basin conflict.•Water, food and energy are intimately related in a nexus, and changes in one of these sectors influence...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Modeling temperature effects in anaerobic digestion of domestic wastewater

June 2018
Sunil Prasad Lohani | Shuai Wang | Wenche H. Bergland | Sanjay Nath Khanal | Rune Bakke

•UASB and the combined ST-UASB reactor were simulated at low temperatures.•UASB model applied is quite reasonable in predicting the behavior of AD process.•ST-UASB model underestimates COD accumulation...

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.,...

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...

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...

Continuous fed-batch alternating aerobic and anoxic system for biodegradation of Decontaminating Solution 2 with high nitrogen content

June 2018
Michael H. Kim | Joseph J. DeFrank | Jin Hyung Lee | Hyunook Kim

•Continuous fed-batch alternating aerobic and anoxic system applied for treat US Army’s Decontaminating Solution 2.•Outstanding nitrification and COD removal achieved.•Good denitrification achieved...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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